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Recognizing Opportunities – Shaping the Future

THINK TANK – DO TANK

Think­ing ahead and shap­ing the future
In a world that is becom­ing increas­ing­ly com­plex, there is much to explore, to decide and to shape. This is why we need inno­v­a­tive and glob­al per­spec­tives for fac­tu­al and future-ori­ent­ed dis­cus­sions.

A Think Tank for Upper Aus­tria

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR iden­ti­fies cur­rent chal­lenges and is open and curi­ous about the future. We cre­ate free spaces for inno­v­a­tive and cre­ative think­ing and encour­age fact-based dis­cours­es and debates. The result­ing rec­om­men­da­tions for action open up new oppor­tu­ni­ties and poten­tial for shap­ing the future. This is how our think tank turns into a do tank.

Aims & Pathways

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR is look­ing for the SURPRISE FACTORS, sur­pris­ing devel­op­ments that are often neglect­ed but will sig­nif­i­cant­ly affect our future. With inter­na­tion­al exper­tise and a trans­dis­ci­pli­nary approach, we show new per­spec­tives, unhooked from the dai­ly pol­i­tics. A tar­get­ed look beyond the hori­zon opens up new hori­zons through uncon­ven­tion­al approach­es. This is how we iden­ti­fy the main issues and solu­tions for cur­rent and future chal­lenges.

Neue Wege skizzieren
Die erar­beit­eten Fragestel­lun­gen, The­men und Hand­lungsleitlin­ien wer­den an Entschei­dungsträgerin­nen und ‑träger aus Poli­tik, Wirtschaft und Zivilge­sellschaft kom­mu­niziert. Deshalb kön­nen sie frühzeit­ig Chan­cen ergreifen und auch in tur­bu­len­ten Zeit­en zukun­ftsweisend Weichen für Oberöster­re­ich stellen.

THE PEOPLE BEHIND ACADEMIA SUPERIOR

The peo­ple behind ACADEMIA SUPERIOR are unit­ed by their com­mite­ment to the suc­cess­ful future of Upper Aus­tria and its peo­ple. In 2010, pres­i­dent Michael Strugl and the aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor Markus Hengstschläger found­ed the think tank. The office is locat­ed at the Sci­ence Park of the Johannes Kepler Uni­ver­si­ty of Linz and is head­ed by Clau­dia Schwarz.

A Net­work in Sci­ence, Busi­ness and Pol­i­tics
The Aca­d­e­m­ic Advi­so­ry Board con­sists of mem­bers from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines in research and sci­ence from Aus­tria and abroad. This diver­si­ty guar­an­tees a 360° view on new devel­op­ments. The Board of Trustees, chaired by Gov­ern­er Thomas Stelz­er, con­sists of renowned Upper Aus­tri­an busi­ness­peo­ple. They sup­port the idea behind ACADEMIA SUPERIOR.

Pres­i­dent: Deputy Gov­er­nor Mag. Dr. Michael Strugl, MBA
Aca­d­e­m­ic Direc­tor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Hengstschläger
Exec­u­tive Direc­tor: Dr. Clau­dia Schwarz
Chair­man of the Board of Trustees: Gov­er­nor Mag. Thomas Stelz­er

YOUNG ACADEMIA & NETWORK

Young peo­ple are an inte­gral part of the wor of ACADEMIA SUPERIOR. As our YOUNG ACADEMIA, young peo­ple offer an alter­na­tive per­spec­tive and dis­cuss their con­cerns on an equal foot­ing. Cre­ative ideas and new approach­es rise from this endeav­our. Young peo­ple are thus made aware of the chal­lenges of the future while old­er gen­er­a­tions are made aware of the prospects of young peo­ple.

Dis­cov­er­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ties of the future togeth­er
Rec­og­niz­ing and shap­ing the future works best in exchange with oth­ers. With this con­vic­tion we delib­er­ate­ly coop­er­ate with oth­ers and oper­ate in an inter­na­tion­al and region­al net­work of „future part­ners”. This is how we keep up to date and always approach new per­spec­tives open­ly.

TOPCIS & EXPERTISE

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR process­es the oppor­tu­ni­ties of the future from dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives and with a holis­tic approach. Accord­ing­ly, we are not lim­it­ed to pre­con­ceived top­ics, but address rel­e­vant top­ics of all kinds. Espe­cial­ly through this inter­linked point of view and the com­bi­na­tion of con­tent new per­sec­tives and scopes of action unfold.

Bring­ing in knowl­edge from the out­side
ACADEMIA SUPERIOR invites experts from all parts of the world to share their knowl­edge and apply it to Upper Aus­tria. From these diverse and glob­al­ly dis­persed per­spec­tives, ideas and exam­ples, new solu­tions for region­al chal­lenges emerge.

PLATTFORM & DIALOGUE

Ver­anstal­tun­gen sind für ACADEMIA SUPERIOR ein wichtiger Kom­mu­nika­tion­skanal. Darin stellen wir Stu­di­en einem bre­it­en Pub­likum vor, schaf­fen Bewusst­sein für zukun­ft­srel­e­vante The­men und eine Plat­tform für Diskus­sio­nen. Entschei­dungsträgerin­nen und Entschei­dungsträger aus Wirtschaft, Wis­senschaft und Poli­tik treten in Kon­takt. Die inter­essierte Öffentlichkeit sucht den Dia­log und beschäftigt sich proak­tiv mit neuen Entwick­lun­gen.

Von A wie Arbeit­skreis bis Z wie Zukun­fts­fo­rum
Im großen wie im kleinen Kreis disku­tieren Exper­tin­nen und Experten aktuelle Her­aus­forderun­gen. So entste­hen neue Sichtweisen, Lösungsan­sätze und Allianzen – all das sind Investi­tio­nen in Oberöster­re­ichs Zukun­ft.

FORSCHUNGSARBEIT

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR baut ihre Arbeit auf dem Fun­da­ment wis­senschaftlich­er Forschung auf. Mit­tels eigen­er Stu­di­en, wis­senschaftlich­er Diskus­sio­nen und Koop­er­a­tionsar­beit­en mit exter­nen Forschungspart­nern wer­den Dat­en in neue Sichtweisen gerückt sowie Entwick­lungsszenar­ien und Hand­lungsempfehlun­gen erar­beit­et.

Visio­nen basierend auf trans­par­enten Fak­ten
Ein wesentlich­es Ziel der Arbeit ist dabei, die Forschungsergeb­nisse an bre­ite Bevölkerungss­chicht­en zu kom­mu­nizieren. Es sollen gle­ichzeit­ig der wis­senschaftliche Diskurs gefördert, die öffentliche Aufmerk­samkeit geschärft und Inno­va­tion­sprozesse im Land angestoßen wer­den. Sämtliche wis­senschaftlichen Forschungsergeb­nisse wer­den deshalb ver­ständlich auf­bere­it­et und sind online frei abruf­bar.

Press Contact

Mag. Michael Hauer
ACADEMIA SUPERIOR
Gesellschaft für Zukun­fts­forschung

Altenberg­er Straße 69, Sci­ence Park 2
4040 Linz

Tel.: +43 732 77 88 99 ‑12
Mobil: +43 664 8326 190
presse(at)academia-superior.at


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Clau­dia Schwarz, Markus Hengstschläger, Michael Strugl

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