370.070 Lectures for Future - from different disciplines
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyse the complexity of the current Climate Crisis, its impact on environment and society, and possible soloutions through a wide variety of view angles.The students will gather expertise and learn concepts from a wide variety of disciplines, including natural sciences, technology, (socio-)economics, behavioural sciences, the arts, and many more.

Subject of course

The course "Lectures for Future" is a varied mosaic of lectures  addressing the ecological and societal challenges of the current climate  crisis. The aim of the course is to view the climate crisis from a wide  range of disciplines. "Lectures for future" are supported by the  Scientists4Future (https://www.scientists4future.org/) movement.

In this semester 10 Austrian universities run the Lectures for Future: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, die Angewandte Wien, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Technische Universität Wien, Veterenärmedizinische Universität Wien, Universität Wien, Fachhochschule des bfi Wien, Fachhochschule Krems, Fachhochschule Kufstein, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz 

The "Lectures for Future" in Wintersemester 2022/23 will be held on Mondays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. from 14.11.2022 to 19.12.2022


Program WS 2022/23

14.11.2022 17:00 Uhr - Univ.Prof. Dr. Hermann Knoflacher (TU Wien, IIT Delhi): “Electric cars are not the solution to the climate problem”

14.11.2022 18:30 Uhr – Dr. Robert Koeppe (JKU Linz): “Circular mushrooms - an exemplary bioeconomic production cycle based on mushroom mycelium”

21.11.2022 17:00 Uhr - PD Dr., MSc. Gerhard Soja (AIT, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): “Biochar as a climate-positive technology - carbon from the air into the soil”

21.11.2022 18:30 Uhr - DI Mira Kapfinger (Stay Grounded): " Green flying? On the socially just and ecological conversion of air traffic”

28.11.2022 17:00 Uhr - Philipp Wilfinger, MA BSc. (Verein Degrowth Graz): " Living free from compulsive growth - degrowth in economy and society”

28.11.2022 18:30 Uhr - Josef Baumüller, Mag. (FH), (WU Wien): "New European sustainability reporting - the hour of the "accountants"?“

05.12.2022 17:00 Uhr - Andreas Fazekas, MA (Inter-American Development Bank / European Commission):  " Climate change - theory, policy and practice”

05.12.2022 18:30 Uhr - Prof.(FH) Dr.-ing. Wolfgang Woyke (Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs GmbH): “Workshop: Design and discussion of scenarios using the EnROADS simulator”

12.12.2022 17:00 Uhr – Dr. Alexandra Anderluh (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences): "The Circular Economy Cube”

12.12.2022 18:30 Uhr - Priv. Doz. DI Dr. Doris Österreicher, MSc (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): " Sustainable urban planning - the influence of passive and active urban planning measures on energy and resource efficiency “

19.12.2022 17:00 Uhr - Merlin Hochmeier, MA. (Verein “Europäische Klimawanderung”): "Climate Walk - applied transdisciplinary research: theory, methodology and current findings from practice”

19.12.2022 18:30 Uhr - Priv.-Doz. Dr. Johannes Tintner-Olifiers (denkstatt): " Soil organics - what carbon farming and the 4per1000 initiative are all about”

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu11:00 - 12:0006.10.2022EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorbesprechung
Mon17:00 - 20:0014.11.2022 - 16.01.2023EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Lectures for Future - from different disciplines - Single appointments
Thu06.10.202211:00 - 12:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorbesprechung
Mon14.11.202217:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon21.11.202217:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon28.11.202217:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon05.12.202217:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon12.12.202217:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon19.12.202217:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon09.01.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon16.01.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Every student has to compile a summary on 5 lectures of his choice of about 5-10 pages in total.  

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.09.2022 00:00 10.10.2022 15:00



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