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.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • 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.

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 2023/24 will be held on Mondays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. from 06.11.2023 to 11.12.2023


Programm WS 2023/24

06.11.2023 17:00 Uhr - Univ.Prof. Dr. Hermann Knoflacher (TU Wien, IIT Delhi): “Electric cars are not the solution to the climate problem”

13.11.2023 18:30 Uhr - Dr. Martin Greimel (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): "Bioeconomy - a holistic concept for a new economy"

13.11.2023 18:30 Uhr - Andreas Fazekas, MA (European Commission):  " Climate change - theory, policy and practice”

20.11.2023 17:00 Uhr - PD Dr., MSc. Gerhard Soja (AIT, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): “Permanent Carbon Sequestration with Biochar as Climate-positive Technology

20.11.2023 18:30 Uhr - Prof. Keywan Riahi (IIASA): " Rapid Systems Transformations for Addressing Global Sustainability Challenges

27.11.2023 17:00 Uhr - Anna Wilhelm and Sarah Danne (Verein Degrowth Graz): "Breaking Free from Endless Growth Fixation - Degrowth in Society and Economy"

27.11.2023 18:30 Uhr - Dr. Benedikt Becsi (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): "Climate models and what to do with them“

04.12.2023 18:30 Uhr – Dr. Robert Koeppe (JKU Linz): “Mushrooms and their role in mitigating the climate catastrophe

04.12.2022 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 “

11.12.2023 17:00 Uhr – Mag. Lisa Bohunovsky, MSc. (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien): "Sustainable universities - What, how und why?“

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion

Mode of examination


Additional information

Die Vorbespechung der EEG-LVA´s findet am Do. 5. Okt. 2023 um 11 Uhr im EI 9 statt!



Course dates

Thu11:00 - 12:0005.10.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorbesprechung
Mon17:00 - 20:0006.11.2023EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon17:00 - 20:0013.11.2023 - 15.01.2024EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Lectures for Future - from different disciplines - Single appointments
Thu05.10.202311:00 - 12:00EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT Vorbesprechung
Mon06.11.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon13.11.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon20.11.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon27.11.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon04.12.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon11.12.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon18.12.202317:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon08.01.202417:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon15.01.202417:00 - 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
15.09.2023 00:00 09.10.2023 15:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
710 FW Elective Courses - Electrical Engineering Not specified
730 FW Elective Courses - Process Engineering Elective


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