37th Annual EAIR Forum Krems 2015
From here to there: Positioning Higher Education Institutions
2015 EAIR Forum Krems in a nutshell.
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We are delighted that the Danube University Krems, Austria organised this year’s EAIR Annual Forum. They welcomed a vibrant community of higher education practitioners, policy-makers and researchers to their city. The 37th Annual EAIR Krems Forum was held from 30 August till 2 September 2015.
Danube University Krems is Europe’s only public university dedicated to continuing education and one of the largest providers for university lifelong learning. It has a strong expertise in the fast development of practice oriented and interdisciplinary curricula. Currently the university serves more than 8 000 students and has 16 000 graduates from 90 countries. Aged on average 40 years, they have several years of professional experience and usually a higher educational degree (university, college of higher education or academy).
The University for Continuing Education is specifically focused on interdisciplinary cross-linking and future-oriented special sectors: it offers courses that combine medicine and management, education and new media, or law and social sciences.
Danube University Krems is primarily devoted to transferable and application-oriented research in special areas such as biomedical technology, bio psychosocial health, regenerative and evidence-based medicine, lifelong learning, or construction and environment. Scientific conclusions constitute the basis of practice-oriented teaching at the University for Continuing Education. Furthermore, the research being conducted here permits intensive cooperation with companies and other public institutions. The three faculties of the University conduct research that extends beyond the confines of their respective specialties.
Danube University Krems is located 80 km west of Austria’s capital Vienna, and in one of Europe’s most beautiful cultural landscapes, the Wachau region along the Danube, which has been named a world cultural heritage site by the UNESCO.
The modern adaptation of an erstwhile tobacco factory in Stein, a characteristic industrial building dating back to the start of the 20th century, and the new premises at Campus Krems offer students and teachers an open and motivating environment that promotes innovation. The facilities include modern teaching and research rooms, a library, an auditorium, a cinema, apartments, and a variety of restaurants.