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21.04.2017

The Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group supports the March For Science. The value of science for society and for all areas of life is of great importance. The freedom of science and research is a major achievement which must be encouraged and sustained.

Since 1994, the Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group has been promoting the open dialogue and the discussion between experts from science, business,...

12.04.2017

The author and journalist Tom Drury was born in Iowa, in 1956. He received a BA from the University of Iowa and an MA from Brown University in English/Creative Writing.  Tom Drury is the author of five novels and numerous short stories and essays. A native of Iowa, he confronts his readers with the intricacies of life in American small towns and the Midwest in many of his stories' literary worlds. Drury has been praised as a "major figure in American...

29.03.2017

The winners 2017 for the ZEIT Wissen Prize "Encouraging Sustainability" were honored and presented. This year the new category TAKE-OFF was invented to honour young start-up enterprises. The first awardee in this category is Kiron Open Higher Education. The Social StartUp allows refugees to take up a course of studies and to get higher education without bureaucracy. The possibility of a university entrance is opened via digital teaching and learning formats, so-called MOOCS (Massive...

07.02.2017

They dig in our data. They control machines. They recommend products. They make opinions. They do our work. Algorithms are everywhere. Algorithms are the rules in the brain of industrial robots. Algorithms take over the control of our cars. Algorithms sell us books or election programs. Algorithms search for us a partner. The combination of big data, endless memory space, steadily growing computer performance and growing artificial intelligence allows algorithms to penetrate more and more areas...

06.02.2017

The kick-off event deals with what politics and business can do to foster social cohesion. If the unconditional basic income is a viable idea for more social justice, we will soon look enviously to Finland in Germany. Or does the income has to be subject to conditions so that the individual's commitment to social cohesion is not harmed. Michael Bohmeyer starts with a short statement followed by a discussion with

  • Kerstin Andreae, MdB, deputy chairwoman of the
12.01.2017

The new members of the Handelsblatt Hall of Fame of Family-Owned Enterprises were honoured within the framework of a festive dinner in Munich. The members 2017 are Dr. Antje von Dewitz, managing director, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Fuchs, deputy chairman of the supervisory board, Fuchs Petrolub SE, Baldwin und Nikolaus Knauf, vice-chairman and chairman of the shareholders' committee, Knauf Gips KG

photo of Paul La Farge
02.01.2017

Paul La Farge, current Picador Guest Professor at the University Leipzig will read from his current book followed by a discussion with Christer S. Garrett, professor for American Culture and History at the University Leipzig. The author was born in 1970 in New York City and studied at Yale University. He teaches creative writing on and off since 2002 at Wesleyan University and Colombia University. His short stories and non-fiction pieces have been widely published in journals, including...

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