The University for Continuing Education Krems ‘upgrades’ your knowledge: the eponymous magazine covers from different perspectives academic continuing educational trends and topics related to society and education policy opening space for an interdisciplinary approach.
upgrade – the magazine for knowledge and thinking ahead by the University for Continuing Education Krems, is only available in German. However, please find selected articles in English in the section below.
When in doubt, for doubt
Focus: evidence and skepticism
Day after day, we are bombared by an abundance of information and assertions, and are confronted in making decisions. Yet, on exactly which facts are they grounded? Is there any scientific evidence to back them up? Searching for evidence is closely linked to the development of science and society. As the methods to generate knowledge have become more reliable, medicine, for example, has become more effective, business more decisive, and politics more responsive. The current issue of "upgrade" focuses on what makes findings verifiable, how concretely, for example, the topics of health and medicine are based on evidence, and why it is important to base our knowledge on a foundation of verifiable, tested, and comprehensible methods. 10 examples of false statements and only partially correct statements taken from the fields of politics, business and health are shown in the image gallery "Im Zweifel für den Zweifel" (“When in doubt, for doubt"), which is also the issue's introductory title. It shows: Whoever might not be sure should remain doubting.