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Conference on Education, Skills and the Economic Challenges of the Future

The workshop will be held on the occasion of the 60th founding anniversary of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) Tübingen, Germany

When: September 25, 2017

Where: University of Tübingen, Neue Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz

The theme of the workshop is the supply and demand of skills and competences under the conditions of tech-nological change. How can young people be best prepared for the digital world? What skills and which forms of education and training will be needed in the economy of the future? How will higher education and vocational training systems need to adapt? The workshop will bring together researchers from education and labour economics, but also from related fields such as innovation and international economics as well as from social and educational sciences.

Program of the Conference


11.30 pm: Introduction to the Conference - Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann, IAW

Keynote Lecture I:

12.45 pm: Lunch break

1.45 - 3.15 pm: Contributed Papers I

3.15 pm: Coffee break

3.30 - 5.00 pm: Contributed Papers II

Keynote Lecture II:

  • STEM and gender or why is it so difficult to get girls into math-intensive carrers? - Prof. Dr. Stefan C. Wolter, University of Berne and Swiss Coordination Center for Research in Education

7.00 pm: Dinner

Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen, University of Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann, Institute for Applied Economic Research Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Thomas Zwick, University of Würzburg