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Forum Creating Change 2022

This year’s DAAD forum ‚Creating change’ takes place from July 1st to July 7th 2022. The topic of sustainable living, working and researching is becoming ever more present and pressing as it affects all individuals and generations. Research and training institutions like universities play an important role in this matter as the Sustainability Code for Higher Education Institutions defines them as pioneers for change processes.

Through the forum, the international and interdisciplinary participants have the opportunity to exchange, share and deepen their knowledge at eye level. The forum will take place in English language. You can find the preliminary programme below.

 

Zoom Link to the Forum:

https://uni-wuerzburg.zoom.us/j/61955816989?pwd=MTdIa0hxald4eGhvNG9McmF2T09JZz09

Meeting-ID: 619 5581 6989, Passwort: 195268

Preliminary programme

 

Friday, July 1st, 2022

11 a.m.

Arrival and organisational questions, little refreshment

Senatssaal, Sanderring University

1 p.m.

Official Welcome and Opening of the Forum, Prof. Doris Fischer, Vice President of the University of Würzburg

Introduction of the speakers of the professional groups: Prof. Dr. Helga Stopper, Prof. Dr. Leane Lehmann, Dr. Michael Thiel, PD Dr. Marcell Peters, Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz, Prof. Dr. Hubert Job, Dr. Florian Thünken

Presentations and exercise:

  • Fidelcastor Kimaro, Geography, Ministry of Natural Ressources and Tourism, Tanzania
  • Shalini Singh, Adjunct Professor, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya, Policy Analyst, Center for Policy Analysis, India, Senior Consultant, PLC Advocates , India: Reflections from a Researcher's Diary
  • Prof. Dr. Bolanle Simeon-Fayomi, Department of Adult Education & Lifelong Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria: Skills Upgrading & Entrepreneurial Development Programmes as Tools for Community informal Engagement in Nigeria
  • Dr. Berta Schulz, Toxicología, Departamento de Farmacia, Universida de Chile: Role of Universities in Sustainable Development: An example, based on informative activities and education for academics and community
Senatssaal, Sanderring University

3 p.m.

Coffee break

3.30 p.m.

'How to guide in a sustainable way?' - Input, reflection and interaction, Krischan Brandl, Leader of the Scientific Staff Development at the JMU

Senatssaal, Sanderring University

6 p.m.

'Seeing and fleeing', followed by a 'get together' and the spice campaign, networking with current guest scientists, Welz-Haus in cooperation with SCIAS and the Welcome Centre of the University of Wuerzburg

Greetings by Dr. Eva Bröcker, Director SCIAS

Presentations:

  • Prof. Dr. Ghanya Al-Ghaneb, Agriculture Food Environment,University of Trento, Italy
  • Dr. Sani Ibrahim, Département de Géographie BP 418/ Université Abdou MoumouniNiamey Niger
  • Prof. Dr. Hina Ghafoor, Department of Applied Psychology University, Islamabad, Pakistan: "Challenges faced by unaccompanied minor refugees in Würzburg, Germany".

This will be a hybrid event and you can take part online using the following link:

https://uni-wuerzburg.zoom.us/j/62074897675?pwd=R3IzNGhyVnpxTUxVRER2V2FEQmdzQT09

Passwort: 702362, Meeting-ID: 620 7489 7675

If you consider to participate, please send us an email to alumni@uni-wuerzburg.de.

Welz-Haus, Klinikstraße 6, 97070 Würzburg

 

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

10 a.m.

City hunt in cooperation with the Chair of China Business of the University of Würzburg

Meeting point: Frankoniabrunnen in front of the Residenz
11 a.m.

Presentations:

  • Prof. Dr. Arash Malekian, University of Teheran, Iran: Working on the Sustainable Development Goal No.6, Clean Water
  • Dr. Mark Otieno, Department of Water and Agricultural Resource Management, University of Embu, Kenya
  • Dr. Dipak Abnave, Model Rural Health Research Unit, India: Addressing Human Resource Gaps in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector
  • Dr. Ibrahim Mahmoud, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, Principal Environmental Scientist: ‘Working on the Sustainable Development Goal No.11 and 13, Resilient Cities and Climate Action (Gas Flare and Methane Tracking)’
Senatssaal, Sanderring University
12.30 p.m. Lunch break

1.30 p.m.

Jürgen Kopfmüller, KIT, Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis, Karlsruhe: Sustainable Development, Global Change and the Great Transformation: Challenges and the role of science/universities

In this impulse, basics of the sustainable development model and the link to global change will be addressed exemplary for the topics education, water and global governance. Against this background, the need of a more societally responsible research/science and requirements to implement this will be outlined.

Senatssaal, Sanderring University

3 p.m.

Guided tour of the memorial site of Alumnus Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Discussion on the success of interdisciplinary work with Röntgen as best practice

Röntgengedächtsnisstelle, Röntgenring 8, 97070 Würzburg

5 p.m.

Alumni networking at the Hofgartenweinfest, meeting former colleagues

 

Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

12.30 p.m.

 

2 p.m.

Opening of the Jubilarian Celebration at the Neubaukirche Würzburg with Prof. Dr. Theodor Berchem (President of the Alumni Association), Prof. Dr. Paul Pauli (President of the JMU) and Dr. Doris Fischer (Vice President of the JMU), with Franconian snacks and musical entertainment

Ceremonial Act of the Jubilarian Celebration with Prof. Dr. Theodor Berchem (President of the Alumni Association), Prof. Dr. Paul Pauli (President of the JMU) and Dr. Doris Fischer (Vice President of the JMU) as well as Alumna Judith Jörg, Mayor of the City of Würzburg

Music is delivered by the Academic Music Association, songs:

"No Roots", Music and text: Alice Merton/Nicolas Rebscher, Arrangement: Johanna Siebel "Krambambuli", Music and text: Christoph Friedrich Wedekind, Arrangement: Maximilian Lörzer nach Augustin Kubizek "Sixteen Tons", musik and text: Merle Travis, Arrangement: Kirby Shaw

Afterwards coffee time with pastries

Dr. Yafa Shanneik, University of Lund, Sweden

Neubaukirche, Domerschulstraße, 97070 Würzburg

3.30 p.m.

Get together with other alumni and members of the university

Neubaukirche, Domerschulstraße, 97070 Würzburg

4 p.m.

Amgad Fouda, The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Exhibition opening in the entrance hall of the Alte Universität with Dr. Yafa Shanneik (art project with female refugees), in cooperation with the Chair of Human-Computer-Interaction of the University of Würzburg, discussion with Prof. Sebastian von Mammen

Neubaukirche, Domerschulstraße, 97070 Würzburg

5.30 p.m.

Evening walk through Würzburg with former supervisors and friends of the alumni

 

Monday, July 4th, 2022

9 a.m.

Official Welcome by Vice President Prof. Dr. Anja Schlömerkemper, responsible for the field of sustainability

Senatssaal, Sanderring University

9.30 a.m.

Activities and ideas about climate protection and climate adaptation of the city of Würzburg, speech by Dr. Christian Göpfert, Leader of the Executive Department for Climate and Sustainability in the Specialist Field of Environment and Climate Protection

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
10 a.m.

Presentations:

  • Marcie Woodard, United States Department of Air Force, USA
  • Dr. Rose Nyakemiso Sagwe, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr. Manish Kumar Asthana, Departement of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Prof. Dr. Olanike Deji, Dept of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Nigeria: ‘Empowerment of Women and Youths for Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Nigeria’

11 a.m.

Peacekeeping measures on an international level, input by Colonel (ret) Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Kunze:

Changing perspectives. Our worldview is influenced by our personal environment as well as what we see in media. This also applies to perceptions of countries and conflicts. Moderation by Stephanie Böhm, leader of the "Akademie Frankenwarte Würzburg"

Interdisciplinary group discussion

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
1.30 p.m.
Lunch break, Mensa am Studentenhaus

Mindfulness exercise

3 p.m. Exchange of expertise at the faculties/institutes/chairs

 

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

9 a.m.

Presentation: Iman Abouhassan, Grand Egyptian Museum, Director Childrens Museum

'It has always been like this - right?', speech about gender, history and social structure by Isabella Kölz from the Department European Ethnology at the JMU. The aim of the workshop is to show how gender roles and the concept of two sexes developed in Europe, how they took root and where our current ideas of the lifes and natures of men and women originated based on historical examples and sources. Dealing with different historical definitions of gender leads to epistemological questions about our knowledge of gender roles.

Senatssaal, Sanderring University

10.30 a.m.

Coffee break

11 a.m.

Presentations:

  • Luiz Eduardo Garcia da Silva, Bitso, Written Content Quality Analyst , Brazil
  • Prof. Dr. Bolanle Simeon-Fayomi, Department of Adult Education & Lifelong Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria: Skills Upgrading & Entrepreneurial Development Programmes as Tools for Community informal Engagement in Nigeria
  • Prof. Dr. Gang Shuge, China: Develop in change: creating change from the perspective of women entrepreneurship

Business and Philosophical Exchange with Stan Pilischenko, project leader ESF-ZDEX (business networks of Bavarian companies) and in his role as philosopher an impulse on the subject 'personal identity' as an important aspect to understand behaviour and decisions.

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
12.30 p.m.

Exchange with the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Isabel Kalous and the International Office, Katharina Göthner of the University of Würzburg

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
1 p.m.

Lunch break

Mensa am Studentenhaus
2 p.m.

Using the power of communities to crowdsource ideas that solve social challenges

Anna and Admir from Alumniportal Deutschland, a platform for Germany alumni run by Goethe-Institute, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will show how they are using formats such as community challenges to tap into the vast resource of knowledge of the community of Germany alumni and support the development of ideas with a positive impact on society and environment. Here is the recent community challenge still going on! Anna Schwellensattl, Community Manager, Goethe-Institute and Admir Lleshi, Community Manager, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
3 p.m. Exchange of expertise at the faculties/institutes/chairs

 

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

9 a.m.

New methods in University teaching, virtual approach. Impulse and practical impact by Prof. Dr. Keram Pfeiffer, Biocentre of the JMU

Senatssaal, Sanderring University

10 a.m.

Presentations:

  • Lily Rodriguez, Biology, Peru: ‘Sustainability and the Biodiversity Convention’
  • Foryuy Fairo Dzekashu, Capacity Building and Institutional Development (CBID), International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi: Seasonality in bee diversity under climate change in East African mountains''
  • Dr. Julius Vincent Lasway, Tanzania
  • Dr. William Kindeketa, Tanzania Forestry Research Institut
  • Dr. Hadya Adel Abdelhamin, Egypt
  • Prof. Dr. Gang Shuge, China: Develop in change: creating change from the perspective of women entrepreneurship

Alumni workshop, discussion on the adoption of suitable roles

1 p.m.

Lunch break

Mensa am Studentenhaus
2 p.m.

Alumni Discussion with Prof. Dr. Doris Fischer, Vice President Internationalisation and Alumni of the University of Würzburg

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
3 p.m.

Presentations:

  • Dr. Justin Komguep Nono, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plant Studiesm Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Prof. Dr. Alicia Ponte-Sucre, Universidad de Venezuela: ‘Leishmaniasis and relation to sustainability development’
4 p.m.

World Café - Results of the specialist groups, discussion on synergies

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
5 p.m.

Evaluation and feedback

Senatssaal, Sanderring University
6 p.m.

Digitaler Einblick: 'Das neue Nachhaltigkeitslabor der Uni Würzburg - Transformationsexperimente', Dr. Cornelia Kühn, Leiterin des Nachhaltigkeitslabors

Senatssaal, Sanderring University

 

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

  Departure and farewell

 

The following webinars are planned in succession to the forum:

Webinar 1: Quality management, Shewhart - Cycle, plan-do-act-check with Dr. Annette Köster, University of Würzburg

Webinar 2: Success monitoring

Webinar 3: DFG Workshop on research support

Webinar 4: Nourishing the world sustainably: Robert Bosch Juniorprofessor 2021 alumna Dr. Verena Seufert, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim: Sustainable utilization of natural resources, presentation on how the worldwide food production can become sustainable in view of social and environmental factors