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...
Philipp Blom at the Symposium 2018

Thoughts on our discussions

Three distinct personalities, three very different experiences, three perspectives on courage. During our conversations it emerged that courage can mean different things to different people. What struck me most about speaking to Manal al-Sharif is...
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...
Stefan Ruzowitzky at the Symposium 2018video

Stefan Ruzowitzky: Let’s leave our comfort zone!

I always felt that as an Austrian and as grandson of grandparents, some of whom were party members and passionate Nazis, at some point in your life as a storyteller you should do something...
Manal al-Sharif at the Symposium 2018video

Manal al-Sharif: When you see injustice, speak up!

My story really is simple. I found myself in a challenge. I was a Saudi woman, living in Saudi Arabia. I was a single mom, I was working as an engineer paying my rent,...
Aeham Ahmad at the Symposium 2018video

Aeham Ahmad: Make your own decisions!

I was born a refugee in Syria and then I had to flee again – a refugee twice over. I grew up in Yarmouk camp as a Palestinian in Syria. My father, who is...
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...