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Understanding complexity: an event with Harvard professor Francine Grodstein and complexity researcher David Garcia

New Research Summit Series at Danube University Krems starts 23 October 2017 – focusing on challenges facing society

The kick-off event for the new Research Summit Series at Danube University Krems is dedicated to how complexity research contributes to solving current and future societal challenges. On 23 October 2017, Professor Francine Grodstein from the Harvard School for Public Health, and Dr. David Garcia from the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, will present their research findings on happiness in an aging society and the digital trails of collective emotions.

Changing the world with pattern languages

The open session „Discover Patterns!“ at Danube University Krems provides an insight into an innovative form of communicating knowledge

Over the past two decades, Christopher Alexander’s pattern language approach has been used in a growing number of fields from design, management, pedagogy and healthcare. This interdisciplinary, participative tool opens up innovative ways to gather and communicate knowledge. In the run-up to the PURPLSOC world conference, now anyone interested has an opportunity to discover and experience the world of pattern languages at the Open Session at Danube University Krems on 19 October 2017, and how these can contribute to social transformation.

Oxford University migration researcher becomes new head of the Department of Migration and Globalization

Mathias Czaika takes over the agenda from migration expert Gudrun Biffl

After almost ten years at Danube University Krems, Prof. Dr. Gudrun Biffl hands the reins as head of the Department of Migration and Globalization at Danube University Krems to Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika. The economist had been associate professor of migration and development at Oxford University and director of the International Migration Institute (IMI). The handover ceremony will take place on 26 September in the Audimax at Danube University Krems.