For the third time I am a co-host of the Leuphana Welcoming Week welcoming all incoming students to our university. Since we currently face a pandemic, the university devised a plan to divide the students into cohorts (so that everyone can come to campus) and built entire study in the auditorium of the Libeskind Zentralgebäude so we can broadcast a morning show, keynote talks and discussions to all students. I am proud of my university to put so much work by seeking to provide our first year students the best possible experience.
The hosts of this year’s #OpeningWeek are the sustainability researcher Daniel Lang @hengenlang, the architect Ursula Kirschner, Thomas Gegenhuber @gegenhuber, Assistant Professor of Management and Digital Transformation and the musicologist Monika Schoop. #leuphana2020pic.twitter.com/yqgNVlkImn
— leuphana.college (@leuphanacollege) October 7, 2020
I also enjoy the opening week, because I get the opportunity to talk with interesting minds, such as the science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar.
#WirVsVirus OECD Blog post
Johanna Mair (Stanford/Hertie) and I launched a research project on open social innovation. Laura Thäter and Rene Lührsen joined our team and on of the first outputs we published together is a blog post for the OECD Observatory for Public Sector Innovation (OPSI), a global forum for public sector innovation.