Meisterkurs mit Ilan Chabay/Ortwin Renn: Communication Science for Sustainable Development

April 30, 2014

Reihe: Fellowship der Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung

Time: April 30, 2014 – May 5, 2014
Venue: Universität Stuttgart, Seidenstr. 36 | 3. OG | room 36.3.003 / Universität Stuttgart, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24, IZKT conference room | 2. OG | room 2.382
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As societies all over the world are encountering more complex challenges, customers and citizens need and demand more transparency and informed participation in decision making at many levels. In all the major challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, population growth, or energy transitions, the management of information and knowledge needed for coping with complexity has become crucial. 

In this course we will consider the linking of information technology and social innovation needed to address the complex challenges for humanity arising from rapid and accelerating global changes in climate, economics, ecology, and society. The challenges we all face at multiple geographic scales and governance levels cannot be solved by natural science or technology alone. We require the depth of traditional disciplinary expertise coupled with new modes and technologies for multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborative learning, information gathering, and communicating. We will discuss how technology, the humanities, social and natural science, and the arts working in conjunction, are essential in moving human societies toward a more sustainable future for all.

Ilan Chabay is Senior Fellow at IASS (Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies) Potsdam. He has a doctoral degree in Che­mi­cal Physics and was Professor of Public Learning and Understanding of Science at Göteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2006-2011).

He has been working intensely on science communication and on public learning and understanding of science. The two strands of his prior work have been the creation of innovative science learning experiences, including exhibitions, games and toys as well as the implementation of new strategies to engage people from diverse communities in social issues. He serves as an advisor and consultant to government agencies, media companies, design firms, schools, and museums worldwide.


Wednesday 16th April
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Universität Stuttgart 
Seidenstr. 36 | 3. OG | room 36.3.003

Wednesday 30th April
Opening session
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Universität Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24
IZKT conference room | 2. OG | room 2.382

Friday 2th, Saturday 3rd, Monday 5th May
Master class „Communication Science for Sustainable Development“
9:15 - 12:00 am | 1:00 - 5:00 pm 

Universität Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24
IZKT conference room | 2. OG | room 2.382

Monday 5th May
Public Lecture: Bringing it all together: How IT may help us to manage a complex world
7:00 pm

Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart
Mailänder Platz 1

Information und Anmeldung

Der Meisterkurs mit Prof. Dr. Ilan Chabay wird als fächerübergreifende Schlüsselqualifikation angeboten. Die aktive Teilnahme an allen Programmpunkten ist Voraussetzung, um drei Leistungspunkte im SQ-Modul zu erwerben. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 30 Personen begrenzt. Die Veranstaltung erfolgt in englischer Sprache. 

Wir bitten um Anmeldung mit Angaben Ihres Studienganges und Ihrer Immatrikulationsnummer unter

Anmeldeschluss: 11. April 2014

Sie erhalten danach eine Teilnahmebestätigung.

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