A Revolution in Higher Education: Tales from Unlikely Allies

Entrance: 17:00 - Richard A. DeMillo, Executive Director, Center for 21st Century Universities Date/time: Tuesday, 19. September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00. Address: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Alfons-Goppel-Straße 11, 80539 München, Deutschland

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You are cordially invited to our upcoming event at the Munich Center for Internet Research. The event comprises a keynote discussing the topic of "A Revolution in Higher Education: Tales from Unlikely Allies" followed by a podium discussion.

The event will take place on September 19th, 2017 18:00 at the Bavarian Academy for Science, Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11 (Residenz). The keynote will be given by Dr. Richard A. DeMillo. Richard DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of over 100 articles, books, and patents, he has held academic positions at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Padua. He directed the Computer and Computation Research Division of the National Science Foundation and was Hewlett-Packard’s first Chief Technology Officer. He is the 2013 Lumina Foundation Inaugural Fellow which recognized his founding of the Center for 21st Century Universities as a “unique institution.” He is also a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery. He is the author of the influential 2011 book “Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities” and an award-winning 2015 sequel entitled “Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators will Make College Accessible and Affordable.” Both books were published by MIT Press.

The panelists are:

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Wirsing, Vice President for Teaching at the LMU.
  • Alexander Fehr, Director of operations at the University of Bayern.
  • Dr. Michael Mihatsch, Minister of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture, Science, and Arts.
  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner, Technical University of Munich and  fortiss GmbH