As a university for continuing education Danube Univeristy 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 – Danube University Krems’ magazine for knowledge and academic continuing education, is only available in German. However, please find selected articles in English in the section below.

Current issue

upgrade 1.21 - Complexity & Structure


Many people talk about the increasing complexity the world face and actually often refer to the complicated state of the world. Complexity is thoroughly positive, if it seen as what it is: A higher order of self-organization both of nature and our society. Society itself has admittedly become very complex. This high degree of complexity of our society creates uncertainty and makes decisions more difficult. One way of dealing with this is to learn to endure uncertainty and to become actively involved in change processes instead of remaining passive. No matter how complex the challenges of the present are: The question of how we want to shape the future in a self-determined way should be at the center of action. With this science can help. In its current issue, upgrade illuminates these many facets of complexity with a focus on "Complexity and Structure." The picture gallery shows how quickly systems of self-organization can topple over.

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