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Michal Kosinski at the Plenum 2019

Is Privacy an Illusion?

Artificial intelligence and digital technologies were the focus of the 9th Surprise Factors Symposium of ACADEMIA SUPERIOR. The invited experts discussed the risks and opportunities of technological developments and the use of data that...
Markus Hengstschläger in conversation with Florian Gschwandtner

Go the extra mile

ACADEMIA SUPERIOR invited "Mr. Runtastic" Florian Gschwandtner to a talk with Markus Hengstschläger to present his new book "So läuft Start-Up". They talked about individual stages of his life, the lessons he draws from...
Markus Hengstschläger at the Symposium 2018

The decision for more courage lies with us

In which situations do we prove courageous today? How much courage do we need for our future? And what does it actually mean to be courageous? In two intense days of work we explored...
Markus Hengstschläger and Alexander Wrabetz in DIALOGUE

The digital transformation in the media world

"Currently, there is hardly any other area that is changing as fast as the media industry." With this statement, ORF Director General Dr. Alexander Wrabetz opened the DIALOGUE with the Academic Director of ACADEMIA...

Courage is the Foundation for Progress

Roughly 700 people met three courageous personalities at the 8th SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM of ACADEMIA SUPERIOR: "Every change needs courage, because you have to leave familiar patterns of thinking and structures. The worst thing in...
Rainer Nowak at the DIALOGUE

Politics will remain a craftsmanship

Markus Hengstschläger spoke in a DIALOGUE with Rainer Nowak, the editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Die Presse, about politics as an event, career changers, media and false news. With Rainer Nowak, Markus Hengstschläger discussed the...
Helga Rabl-Stadler at the DIALOG

Culture holds a society together

Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburger Festspiele, in a DIALOG on the role of art and culture in our society.  
Discussions at Sunday

The Illusion of Control

Is the world out of control? Unexpected political decisions, the weakening of the European Union by Brexit, the apparent insolvability of religious and world-political conflicts, terrorist threats and a populist heated crisis of confidence in...
Gabriel Felbermayr, Gerhard Wölfel, Günter Kitzmüller, Michael Strugl, Stefan Doboczky, Michael Aschaber und Moderator Klaus Obereder am Podium

Global Shift – It’s shifting everywhere

The year 2010 has been a turning point in global history: For the first time in the last 200 years the USA and European Union together generated less than 50% of the worlds GDP. Emerging...
Discussion at the SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUMS 2016

Where freedom starts and where it ends

Four outstanding individuals were invited to discuss this year's topic with ACADEMIA SUPERIOR. The two days of intense talks about political, economic, social, biological and artistic aspects of freedom were moderated by Alan Webber...