“Teaching 21st century skills” – WU at Forum Alpbach


At Forum Alpach, WU hosts a fireside discussion about the topic “Teaching 21st century skills – back to the roots.”

The eyes of the whole world are on the little village of Alpbach in Tyrol right now. Until August 30, leading figures and experts from the fields of politics, science, culture, and the business community meet at the European Forum Alpbach to exchange ideas. As every year, WU will be represented at Forum Alpbach by numerous researchers, who will act both as speakers and as panelists.

Together with the Forum Alpbach Network Board, WU invites Alpbach scholarship holders and everyone interested to the “festival of radically awesome new stuff” (FRANS). FRANS is a platform for people with ideas, visions, projects, or initiatives whose approach to socio-political issues is progressive, international, solution-oriented, and collaborative in nature. The event allows attendees to exchange knowledge, present their ideas, receive feedback, and find supporters for their cause. The six best projects will be presented to a larger audience on the “Huge Stage of Ideas.” The best initiative will receive the Audience Prize, presented by WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger.

To conclude the event, WU Rector Hanappi-Egger and Stephan Kardos from the WU Entrepreneurship Center will talk about the skills that are required for success in the 21st century and how to best teach these skills to young people.

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