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.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

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 


Programm WS 2020

19.10.2020 17:00 - Introduction 

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/324991757 (Zugangscode:324-991-757)

09.11.2020 17:00 - Peter Weish (Forum Wissenschaft & Umwelt): „Paths to Peace (Sustainability Goal 16)“

09.11.2020 18:30 Uhr - Prof. Nebosja Nakicenovic: "History of Climate Change and the IPCC and its reports“

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/769017925 (Zugangscode:769-017-925)

16.11.2020 17:00 - Klaus Renoldner (Modul Universität, Wien): „Climate Change and Health - The Triple Benefit Principle“

16.11.2020 18:30 Uhr - MMag.a Dr.in Doris Schneeberger (University of Economics and Business, Vienna): „Tackling climate change and pandemics by expanding our moral circle – anti-speciesism and longtermism“

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/133831421 (Zugangscode:133-831-421)

23.11.2020 17:00 - Max Hollweg (Degrowth Vienna): „Degrowth: Pathways for social-ecological transformation“

23.11.2020 18:30 - Magdalena Wicher (Institut für höhere Studien, Wien): „(Socially) responsible research and innovation - what does it mean?” [englisch]

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/610460725 (Zugangscode:610-460-725)

30.11.2020 17:00 - Basak Senova (Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien): „Acts of Resilience“ [english]

30.11.2020 18:30 - Martin Wildenberg (WU, Wien & Global 2000):„Consumption and Climate Change“

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/987061605  (Zugangscode:987-061-605)

07.12.2020 17:00 Uhr - Dipl.Kfm., MBA Dirk Osada (OSENUM Energy and Environment): „Causal Analysis by plants and animals“

07.12.2020 18:30 Uhr - Aliyeh Salehi (BOKU, Wien): „Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture and Forestry Sectors“ [englisch]

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/776361637 (Zugangscode:776-361-637)

14.12.2020 17:00 Harald Rieder (BOKU, Wien): Too close for comfort - the risk of exceeding tipping points of the climate system"

14.12.2020 18:30 - Enrico Schicketanz (Universität Erfurt): „Grüne Geldpolitik, Demokratisierung und digitaler Euro: Thesen zum sozial-ökologischen Zukunftspotenzial der Geld- und Währungspolitik in Europa“ (in German).

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/332813717 (Zugangscode:332-813-717)

21.12.2020 17:00 - Karin Reisinger (Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien): „Ecologies in Plural“[english]

21.12.2020 18:30 - Wolfgang Woyke (FH Kufstein): „Sustainability programs and technological options“

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/649410117 (Zugangscode:649-410-117)

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion, video

Mode of examination


Additional information

Venue: online
Day and time: 17.00 - 20.00 (mondays), in blocks
Start: Monday, 19.10.2020



Course dates

Mon17:00 - 20:0005.10.2020 - 25.01.2021EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Lectures for Future - from different disciplines - Single appointments
Mon05.10.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon12.10.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon19.10.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon09.11.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon16.11.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon23.11.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon30.11.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon07.12.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon14.12.202017:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon11.01.202117:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon18.01.202117:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Mon25.01.202117:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Every student has to compile a summary on 5 lectures of his choice of about 6-12 pages in total. Deadline: 20th January 2021By mail to: Helena.Bernhardt@tuwien.ac.at

Because of formal reasons, you also need to register for the examination date on 25th January 2021.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.09.2020 00:00 16.10.2020 15:00


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710 FW Elective Courses - Electrical Engineering Not specified


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