Scientist in Residence 2017 - Professor Jan Gulliksen

The Scientist in Residence is a guest professorship annually awarded by the University of Duisburg-Essen and funded by Sparkasse Essen.

It enables the University to invite leading international experts for an intensive dialogue with senior as well as junior researchers. Interested members of the public are invited to a public lecture, comprising  fascinating insights into the Scientist’s field of research.

Winter term 2017/18 Scientist in Residence

The Scientist in Residence for the winter term of 2017/18 has been nominated by the Rectorate, paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Educational Research (IZfB) of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The position will be held by Jan Gulliksen. He is a professor of Human Computer Interaction at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and an expert in digitalisation.

Digitalisation is one of the most important societal transformation factor in today‘s world and offers new opportunities to develop the ways in which we teach – strategically, organisationally as well as pedagogically. Higher education needs to evolve with the help of digitalisation. By bringing in, for example, “flipped classroom pedagogy“, it could make higher education universally available to everybody, regardless of physical location, functional limitations or economical circumstances. To be able to meet the challenges of the future it is necessary to embrace the opportunities and the transforming powers of digitalisation.

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Scientist in Residence 2017/18 Prof. Jan Gulliksen

Jan Gulliksen is a professor of Human Computer Interaction and Dean of the School of Computer Science and Communication at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. From 2012-2016 he served as the Chairman of the Digital Commission of the Swedish Government, Ministry of Enterprise, and has also been the Digital Champion of Sweden appointed by the European Commission. He is, furthermore, a Member of the Ministry´s Digitalisation Council and a guest professor at Uppsala University.

Jan Gulliksen does research on digitalisation, digital work environments, usability and accessibility of work-supporting computer systems and user-centred system designs. He is the vice chair of the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Human–Computer Interaction (IFIP TC 13) and the chair and founding father of NordiCHI, the biggest regional research collaboration organisation in the Nordic countries.

Public Lecture, December 5, 2017 Photos

Scientist in Residence 2017 - Public Lecture

Public Lecture, December 5, 2017, 18:00 The Transforming Powers of Digitalisation - With a Focus on Higher Education

Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke, Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Laudation and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Michael Goedicke, paluno - The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology,
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Presentation of the Scientist in Residence certificate
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke, Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Isabell van Ackeren, Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning of the
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

The Transforming Powers of Digitalisation - With a Focus on Higher Education
Prof. Jan Gulliksen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Discussion
Prof. Dr. Michael Kerres, Chair of Educational Media and Knowledge Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Reception 19:30