Conferences

Cross-Cultural Business Conference

16.05 – 17.05.2019

The Cross-Cultural Business Conference took place from 16.05.-17.05.2019 at the Campus Steyr of the UAS Upper Austria. The focus of the conference was on various key topics in the field of management, university research and innovation with a view to intercultural cooperation in an international context. The aim of the annual conference is the intercultural and transnational exchange of teachers, researchers and students. Within the track of “Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning” the study, which was carried out during the pilot project, was presented under the title “Student Voices on Austrian and Czech Online Material of Logistics: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of an Online Learning Vocabulary Tool” by Martina Gaisch, Victoria Rammer, Jan Gregor and Libuše Turinská.


EAIR Forum (European Higher Education Society)

26.08.– 29.08.2018

The EAIR (The European Higher Education Society) 40th Annual Forum took place from 26.08.- 29.08.2018 at the Central European University in Budapest. During the conference projects and research in the fields of “Teaching and Learning” and “Regional Innovation” were presented. Under the theme “Competition, Collaboration & Complementary in Higher Education” the main topics were cooperation and competition within and outside educational institutions, universities and universities of applied sciences. During the conference the project and the INTERREG programme were presented by Martina Gaisch and Victoria Rammer under the title “From Complementarity to Synergy – The Added Value of Cross-Border Cooperation”.


Cross-Cultural Business Conference

17.05 – 18.05.2018

The Cross-Cultural Business Conference took place from 17.05.-18.05.2018 at the Campus Steyr of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. The focus of the conference was on various topics with a focus on intercultural perspectives. The submitted paper entitled “Differences in the Perception of E-Learning Resources” was presented by Martina Gaisch, Victoria Rammer, Jan Gregor and Libuše Turinská and discussed within the framework of the track “Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning”. It could be shown that e-learning and gamification elements are perceived and accepted differently in both countries, which makes it necessary to adapt the teaching and learning materials to the respective countries, cultures and disciplines.


EAIR Forum (European Higher Education Society)

04.09. – 06.09.2017

Between 4 to 6 September 2017 Martina Gaisch and Victoria Rammer participated in the 39th EAIR (the European Higher Education Society) Forum entitled “Under Pressure- Higher Education Institutions coping with multiple challenges” at the University of Porto. They presented and submitted a paper in the track “teaching and learning/regional innovation”. The contribution “Graduate Employability and Linguistic Diversity: A Needs Assessment of the Austrian-Czech Cross-border Region” investigated graduate employability at the Austrian-Czech cross-border region and related the findings to the 21st century skills identified by the world economic forum. The study was conducted together with Lenka Hurskova and Jana Kratka from VSTE to help to generate meaningful Content and Language Integrated (CLIL) university modules that can be used by teachers, students as well as civil and mechanical engineers, IT experts and logistics specialists that operate at the border region of Austria and the Czech Republic.


Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER)

28.08. – 30.08.2017

The 30th Annual Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference was held from 28-30 August at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The conference sought to open fresh perspectives to HEIs as political institutions consisting of a variety of conflicting definitions and practices on how to organise, plan, and implement academic and managerial decisions and processes. At the same time, it also tried to identify new avenues for academic work and workers; teaching and learning; students – experience, admission and outcome and HEIs in society. In this context, a cross-border analysis on perceived graduate employability at the Austrian-Czech border region was presented by Martina Gaisch. This contribution was collaborative work done by Victoria Rammer, Silke Preymann and Stefanie Sterrer.

Mastermind Europe Final Conference

05.07. – 07.07. 2017

From 05.07.-07.07.2017 the Mastermind Europe Final Conference “Master’s admission for a diverse international classroom” took place in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). As part of this conference Victoria Rammer, presented the Interreg project CLIL addressing the aspects of content and language integrated learning as a strategy for improved cultural and linguistic diversity of students in technical degree programs. The presentation was held in the strand that was especially dedicated to foreign language teaching and learning at the tertiary level. After outlining the findings of this cross-border research, the participants discussed required employability skills and the necessity to continually enhance life-long learning competencies and personal attributes that make graduates more likely to find and maintain a meaningful occupation in the fields of informatics, civil engineering, logistics, and mechanical engineering.


Conference Trends in education: Technology, Computer technology, and Education technology

25. – 26.05.2017

Conference Trends in Education focused on Technology, Computer technology, and Education technology was held in May 2017 in Bukovanský Mlýn in the Czech Republic. The Czech project team participated with the contribution titled Diversity in technical education in Austria and Czech Republic (L. Hrušková, J. Krátká). The program of the conference with the participation of experts from the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, and Russian Federation consisted of lectures and presentations on the topics related to implementing multimedia in teaching and learning. The findings presented in the conference were used for the purposes of the project.

 


Cross-Cultural Business Conference

18.05.2017

On 18 May 2017 Martina Gaisch, Victoria Rammer, Lenka Hrušková, Jana Krátká and Gabriela Mádlová presented a joint cross-border research paper at the Cross-cultural Business Conference 2017 in Steyr (Austria). It dealt with content language integrated learning as a driver for enhanced graduate employability. This cross-cultural analysis addressed employment needs in Upper Austria and the Czech Republic. A specific focus was placed on companies that operate in the fields of informatics, civil engineering, logistics, and mechanical engineering. It was sought to identify key factors for graduate employability and it was explored how linguistic diversity may be an asset for the labour market in this cross-border region.

 


IBIMA Conference

03. – 04.05.2017

The Czech project team participated in the 29th IBIMA conference held on 3 – 4 May 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The contribution titled The Efficiency of Early Learning of Foreign Languages was presented in front of the academics and researchers from around the world. The conference addressed a wide range of important topics from all major business fields, including Software Engineering and Natural Language processing or Knowledge Management and Information Systems Research.