Award for HDA Students of the Energy Economics Masters Program

Agile leadership and work culture, new educational formats, innovation culture, AI in recruiting and digital workplaces – the personnel departments of municipal utilities, energy suppliers and network operators are facing enormous challenges to cope with the transformation of their companies. Which strategies are needed now, which HR projects are groundbreaking for the workforce and the new working world?

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Economic Forum 2020

The 5th economic forum of the h_da takes place on 30.01.2020 and is dedicated to the main topic “Smart Region4 – Shaping regional transformation”. In addition to technical lectures and implementation-oriented workshops, interesting discussion rounds with participants from politics, society, science and business await you.

All information regarding program, organization and directions can be found here.

Lecture by Andrew Sheehy on the topic “What AI systems can, cannot, should and should not do?”

AI specialist Andrew Sheehy travelled to the W:NE research seminar for the lecture on June 13th. Under the lecture title “What AI systems can, cannot, should and should not do?” a comprehensible introduction into the functioning of “Machine Learning” was offered, in order to explain the distinction between artificial and human intelligence and to point out common misunderstandings. The lecture was followed by a lively discussion from the limits of technical feasibility to philosophical considerations about the nature of human thought.

Mindful Study Mental Miracle Weapon or Media Soap Bubble? RODS II – Project Study

Stress and mental tension are more and more part of our daily companions. The causes and triggers are manifold and often very different. Nationwide studies by health insurance companies show that mental stress and illnesses have become more pronounced, especially among students. While in the meantime extensive offers and measures exist in the company and private context to improve mental health as well as life satisfaction and motivation through mindfulness, comparable systematic offers for students have been largely lacking so far.

With the financial support of the zQSL Funds Commission of the h_da and the departments of Economics and Media, the RODS II project implemented specifically designed information and training sequences on mindfulness in three different study programmes in the past winter semester and scientifically monitored and evaluated their effectiveness.

At the event “Achtsam Studieren – mentale Wunderwaffe oder mediale Seifenblase” we want to present the results and findings of the project and discuss possible ideas and conclusions for study and teaching as well as cooperation at h_da.

The entire RODS II project team cordially invites you for the 18th of June from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the building C10 of the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt (Schöfferstraße 3) – and there in the “glass box” on the ground floor.

Registration for the symposium on 18 June 2019

Silke Heimes and Werner Stork

(for the RODS II project team)

Business in dialogue with: Sustainable developments W:NE

ZNWU cordially invites you to the seminar, which will take place in the summer semester again on Thursdays from 12.15-13.45 in Holzhofallee 21, Room 104, in Darmstadt. The event will begin on 2 May. We are looking forward to Barbara Kuchler from the University of Bielefeld, who will give a lecture on Money and Financial Markets from a Systems Theoretical Perspective – Post-Keynesian Perspectives.

Students are also welcome. Registration is not necessary. All dates can be found here.