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On 14 February 2019, the project coordinators presented the research project "DNA – Using and Accepting Diversity" at the ITAFORUM 2019 in Berlin.
ITA stands for the Innovation and Technology Analysis of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMFB). This program deals with medium- and long-term important questions around topics which technological, economic and social intersections. The focus is on examining the opportunities and risks of future innovations with a technological and societal connection. The developments are highly relevant in the long term.
Once a year, a conference entitled ITAFORUM is held in Berlin to present and critically examine individual projects and discuss many topics in detail. This year, topics such as artificial intelligence and virtual realities, digital platform systems, the ability to participate and governance of innovation processes were discussed. Dr. Semke and further project coordinators presented their project "DNA - Using and Accepting Diversity. The transition from MINT students with different diversity characteristics into employment".
In September of 2017, the application of the project had already been submitted to the ITA and had been announced.
On Monday the 11th of March 2019, we had the honour to have Prof. Dr. Poor from the Szent Istvan Unviersity in Hungary as a guest professor at our university. His presentation about management in an intercultural context was not only informative, but also tangible. With his professional knowledge and experience in management, Prof. Dr. Poor drew lively connections between academic theories and the working processes of global players in the management branch. However, most interesting were his own experiences he shared with the students.
With his open and direct teaching style, Prof. Dr. Poor grabbed the attention of the students and lead them with enthusiam and patience through the challenging content of intercultural management.
By involving the class with interactive tasks and visual input in form of a video clip, important models and constructs of intercultural management could be understood with ease. Overall, Prof. Dr. Poor’s visit was not only an enrichment for our students, but also exemplary for the strong ties to the Szent Istvan University as a partner.