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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.

Honorary Prize of Lower Austria for Michael Brainin

Stroke expert Prof. Michael Brainin awarded prize for his scientific life’s work

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael Brainin from Danube University Krems was awarded the Honorary Prize of the Federal Province of Lower Austria at the Science Gala held on the evening of 5 October. The pioneer of so-called stroke units in hospitals received first prize for his scientific work, which is far beyond regional importance. In addition, next-generation scientist Birgit Fendl, BSc, was also awarded a prize for her Master thesis.