SYMPOSIUM UNIVERSITAS: Ready for the 21st Century?

The SYMPOSIUM UNIVERSITAS focused on innovative university approaches and conducting research in the future.

A conversation with Martina Mara, Dominic Orr and Martin Ebner / Photo: Jürgen Grünwald
A conversation with Martina Mara, Dominic Orr and Martin Ebner / Photo: Jürgen Grünwald

Digitization continues to not only change our everyday lives, but the way we work as well. What kind of skills will we need in the future? Can we learn to think in a more innovative way? International education and innovation experts spoke about new skills and opportunities in digital education as well as a higher level of visibility and sustainability in research at last week’s SYMPOSIUM UNIVERSITAS at the LIT Open Innovation Center. Check it out now!, opens an external URL in a new window

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, opens an external URL in a new window (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe) kicked the event off by outlining various scenarios of what higher education could look like in the future.

Jan Philipp Schmidt, opens an external URL in a new window (MIT Media Lab) ), an advocate of open education, develops technologies designed to connect people. During his keynote speech, he spoke about the potential of an international, digital report cards.

Research is currently measured by data; however, this means only a small part of the research is discernible. Sarah de Rijcke, opens an external URL in a new window (Leiden University) spoke about criticism in lieu of current practices and using metrics responsibly.

Problems do not follow a discipline. Daniel Lang, opens an external URL in a new window (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) showed why it is worthwhile to look beyond one's own area of expertise.

If you were unable to attend the SYMPOSIUM UNIVERSITAS, you can watch recordings of all keynote speeches, presentations and talks.

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