17th East Asia Day · 17. Duisburger Ostasientag
On November 28, 2013 the IN-EAST celebrated the inauguration of the new IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, holding the 17. Duisburg East Asia Day on a grand scale.
Spotlight on Innovation in East Asia
IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies constitutes a joint enterprise of researchers in various faculties and research networks at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). It has been founded in order to explore the subject of innovation in East Asia from a multidisciplinary perspective that allows for next generation research.
The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies is aiming to understand processes of innovation embedded in society as a whole. The focus lays on the interdependent topics of new concepts of mobility and urban systems. All research activities shall take East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) as subject of their analysis, but provide interfaces for international comparisons and comparative research agendas.
Top-ranking scientists and politicians came to participate in the ceremony. Erkan Kocalar, Mayor of the City of Duisburg, Ingrid Lotz-Ahrens, Vice President, University of Duisburg-Essen and Katharina Kloke, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), gave greetings and introductory remarks.
John Urry gave a keynote speech on “Innovating Low Carbon Futures”. He stressed that technical innovations, for example new fuel systems, new materials and smart vehicles, are one important component for innovation processes. However, there is a social dimension to the process as social practices and habits have to change accordingly.
Andrew Tylecote, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Management of Technological Change at Sheffield University Management School, gave a keynote speech on "Social and International Forces in Chinese Technological Development.
Ingrid Lotz-Ahrens, Vice President, University of Duisburg-Essen
Flemming Christiansen, Director of the IN-EAST
15.25 GREETINGS AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Erkan Kocalar, Mayor of the City of Duisburg
Axèle Giroud, UNCTAD; President, EAMSA
Katharina Kloke, Assistant Head of Division 425: Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences, Academies, Research Museums, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
15:40 INTRODUCING THE IN-EAST SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES
Markus Taube, Director of the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies
16:10 KEYNOTE 1
Innovating Low Carbon Futures
John Urry, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Lancaster
16:40 Coffee break
17:20 KEYNOTE 2
Social and International Forces in Chinese Technological Development
Andrew Tylecote, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Management of Technological Change at Sheffield University Management School
19:00 GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE MUSEUM