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LIT Inaugural Lectures.

Upcoming LIT Inaugural Lectures 

Topic Speaker Professorship
The Energy Transition - Type and Magnitude of the (real) Challenges Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Reichl Energieökonomie und angewandte Ökonometrie
The rise of Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günter Klambauer

Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences



This event will be held in English.


LIT Inaugural Lectures


June 4, 2024 


4:30 PM


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Uni Center, Ceremony Room A

The Energy Transition - Type and Magnitude of the (real) Challenges


Energy transition and climate change are issues of universal concern. The goals of reducing greenhouse gases and achieving rapid independence from fossil fuels and their suppliers are the subject of almost daily political debate. The challenges to achieving these goals are both timely and substantial, and are often reduced in public and media discourse to a few oversimplified calls to action for policymakers. This presentation presents some of the most relevant challenges beyond those raised in the public debate, assesses their quantitative importance for the energy and climate transition, and outlines possible paths forward.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Reichl, LIT Future Energy Lab

Picture Prof. Reichl

Organizing for Sustainable Transformations


In this talk, I will first outline the foundations of the professorship of socio-technical transitions: Technologies are material or immaterial artifacts at the heart of many human activities, such as production, service delivery, and communication. Norms, values, beliefs, and interests shape how we create and make use of them. The professorship investigates the interplay between technology and society against the backdrop of the UN Sustainable Development goals. Second, I will provide an overview of our research focusing on open and collaborative forms of organizing sustainable transformations. Finally, I will close the talk by reflecting on our approach to leveraging the interplay between research, teaching, and transfer activities to create impact.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas GegenhuberProfessorship Management of Socio-Technical Transitions


Thomas Gegenhuber