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Times They are a-Changin’ – How Societal Trends Impact European Universities

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What does the environment in which today’s higher education sector is evolving look like? What are the implications of ever-increasing globalisation, demographic changes, evolution in communication technology and financial constraints? What are the expectations of society towards universities and their graduates?

Former Head of Education, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University, Vancouver
Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Cambridge
Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), Vienna; Director, World Population Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

John DANIEL

Former Head of Education, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University, Vancouver

Assistant/Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal Director of Studies, Tele-universite, University of Quebec Vice President, Learning Services, Athabasca University, Alberta Vice-Rector, Academic, Concordia University, Montreal President, Laurentian University, Ontario Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, Milton Keynes Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO, Paris
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Dr. Hermann HAUSER

Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Cambridge

MA in Physics, University of Vienna Ph.D. in Physics, King's College, Cambridge University Co-founder (later Chairman); Lead, Research and Development team (BBC micro); Head, team ARM micro processor; Acorn Computers, Cambridge Vice President Research, Olivetti, Ivrea, Italy Founder Director, Harlequin, Cambridge Helped with formation, a joint venture between Acorn and Apple Computers, ARM Ltd, Cambridge Founder, Active Book Company, Cambridge Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer - acquired Active Book Company, EO Incorporated, Mountain View, California Founder Director, Vocalis, Cambridge Founder and Chairman, Advanced Telecommunications Modules Ltd, Cambridge (changed name to Virata Corporation and merged with Globespan in 2003 and Conexant in 2004) Founder Director, joint venture with E*Trade US. Sold to E*Trade US in 2000, Electronic Share Information Ltd, Cambridge Founder Director - Acquired by CDT, Advanced Displays Ltd, Cambridge Founder Director, SynGenix, Cambridge Founder, NetChannel, San Francisco, California (sold to AOL in 1998) Co-founder and Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited
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Mag. Dr. Wolfgang LUTZ

Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), Vienna; Director, World Population Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Magister (M.A.), Social and Economic Statistics, University of Vienna Research Assistant, Population Studies Center/Graduate Group in Demography, University of Pennsylvania M.A., Demography, University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. (with distinction), Demography, University of Pennsylvania Research Associate, Demographic Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences; Lecturer in Social and Economic Statistics, University of Vienna Visiting Scholar, World Fertility Survey, London Employed at IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg Habilitation, Demography and Social Statistics, University of Vienna Leader, World Population Program, IIASA, Laxenburg Research Director, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, Vienna Secretary General, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Scientific Coordinator, EU Observatory for the Social Situation, Demography and the Family Initiator and Coordinator, Global Science Panel on Population and Environment Director, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ageing, Oxford University Deputy Chair, Board of Directors and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, Kairo Member, Board of Directors (Kuratorium), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock Full Professor of Social and Economic Statistics (part time), Vienna University of Economics and Business
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BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Higher Education Symposium

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19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 Vienna Lectures: “Brainier, Better, More Beautiful… – Can Humans be Optimised?” Culture

20.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Opening Plenary
07:10 - 07:20 Framing the Challenge Plenary
07:20 - 08:30 Times They are a-Changin’ – How Societal Trends Impact European Universities Plenary
09:00 - 10:00 Transformation Messages for Universities Plenary
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction to the World Café Plenary
11:50 - 12:00 Universities of the Future – Showcasing Transformation in Action Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: In Austria, Dropouts Aren’t Dropouts and Students Aren’t Students Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 06: Multiple Choice Tests: More than a Time Saver for Teachers Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: Gaming Simulation for Training in Systems-Management Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 05: Blogging for Interactive Critical Thinking Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 31: Teaching Research? Interdisciplinary Grant-Writing Skills for PhD Students Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The Role of Universities in a Knowledge-Based Society Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: How Can a University Assert Itself in the International Environment? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 26: Living Knowledge – Social Impact in Higher Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 29: Community-Based Learning through Community Health Assessment Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 04: Artistic Practice Equipping Us for a Changing World Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 10: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching to Foster Mutual Understanding of Different Disciplines Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Active Learning in Spite of a Large Amount of Material – An Illusion?! Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 24: Service Learning – Applied Knowledge in Higher Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 21: Learning by Researching. A Best Practice Example where “Money Matters” Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 23: Transfinlandia: Gender Invention in Artistic Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 07: Technology and Art as a Symbiosis for Media Professions Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 02: How Can Internal Quality Management Assure Competence-Based Education? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: How Can Public Health Education Be Constructed Flexibly? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 28: Lab Inter Arts – A Platform for Cross-Cultural Performance Projects Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 03: Arts-Based Research on the Doctoral Level Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 01: Scientists in Society: Towards Interdisciplinary Capacity Building Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Mastering Challenges of Lifelong Learning at Universities Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 25: How to Combine Different Disciplines to Face Bioeconomic Challenges? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 08: Education by Two: Tertiary Education Jointly Designed by Universities and Corporations Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 09: Supporting Women Is Important, But What About Supporting Men? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Education in Sustainable Development: Implementation and Evaluation Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 27:  University Meets Industry  A Lifelong Learning Project Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 30: The University of the Future – A Haven for Self-Realisation? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: Online Teaching for All! Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Addressing Student-Centred Learning in External Quality Assurance Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Doctoral Education in a Global Context: Challenges and Opportunities Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: What are the Implications of Internationalisation for Students? Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 Shaping the Future – Concrete Next Steps for Action Breakout
18:00 - 18:45 Changing the Role of and Practices in Higher Education Plenary
18:45 - 19:30 CityScienceTalk: Universities – Trendsetters for a Changing World? Plenary
19:30 - 21:00 Reception Social
21:15 - 21:30 Closing Remarks Plenary

21.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30 Doctoral Training at Universities – Potential and Challenges Partner
09:00 - 10:30 The Significance of Gender at Higher Education Institutions – Gender Diversity and Feminism, Blessing or Curse? Partner