September 8 - 9, 2021 / LIT Open Innovation Center, JKU Linz
Could the university continue to exist in its present form given the changes occurring in the external environment? (Staley, David J., 2019)
Digital technologies in terms of research, university education, and convey knowledge - what are some of the potentials and challenges? How can young people get a head-start to prepare for the world of tomorrow and upcoming challenges? This symposium will explore digital technologies and their impact on society, especially regarding university teaching and research. The various topics in the program will spark discussion; topics include current positions and insight in regard to future skills, transdisciplinary collaboration in science and academia, innovative educational methods, micro-credentials, and alternative metrics to measure scientific output.
The scheduled workshops, presentations, and discussions aim to inspire, broaden perspectives, stimulate discussions, and initiate conversation about what universities of the future should be like.
Symposium Universitas is part of the TRANSFORM project, a collaboration effort between the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Johannes Kepler University Linz, and the Danube University Krems. Funding has been generously provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science & Research.