Discussion at the SURPRISE FACTORS SYMPOSIUM 2019

Measuring the Future

Is human behavior becoming more and more predictable through the combination of intelligent algorithms and the digital footprint? What are the consequences of this development? These questions were at the center of discussions at...
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...
Crossing Art and Science 2018 (c) vog.photo

Exchange across disciplines

"Crossing Art & Science" is a new series of events organized by the "Kraftwerk - Center for Interdisciplinary Research" and ACADEMIA SUPERIOR for the exchange of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, which will take place...
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...
Photo 1: Markus Hengstschläger, Hannes Androsch, Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger und Moderator Benedikt Polzer © APA/ Florian Lechner

Education, Diversity and Progress belong togehter

„Diversity is everywhere and challenges us. We need to use the resources from various fields and built strength,"  said ACADEMIA SUPERIOR President und Deputy Governor Michael Strugl at this year's fireside chat in the...
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...

Old Prejudices – New Opportunities

Those who retire today are looking at another 20 healthy years with great potential and numerous opportunities. However, old age is fraught with prejudice. The potential of active aging has not yet arrived in...
Group picture Dachsberger Zeitgespräche 2018

We educate the future

What will classrooms look like in ten years? Why do teachers still need it if there is artificial intelligence? What will children learn in the future and what can a just education system look...

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...

From a demanding society to a society of values

At a roundTABLE event, ACADEMIA SUPERIOR discussed discussed consumerism, a prevalent all-risk-insurance mentality, and a lack of self-esteem and responsibility in our society. Demand thinking currently seems widespread: the more you have, the more everything...