Programme of the CORE Conference 2017
Innovations in Higher Education – LEARNING SPACES - Formal, informal, virtual, real
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Greetings and short introduction

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. J. Winterberg, Managing Director, SRH Higher Education

Prof. Dr. K. Rade, President, SRH University Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. C. Sutter,  Vice-President for Studies and Further Education, SRH University Heidelberg
9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

KEYNOTE: Universities of the Future 

Challenges – Trends – Developments

Spaces for Wellbeing and Creativity

Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Kohlert
10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
The CORE Principle
M. Hett, Dr. K. Ninnemann, Prof. Dr. J. Rózsa (SRH University Heidelberg)
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.

Presentations 1


1.    Catching sight of students‘ learning – a matter of space?

Prof. Dr. L. Lundahl, E. Gruffman, B. Malmros, A.-K. Sundbaum & A. Tieva (Umea University, Department of Applied Educational Science, Sweden)

3.    Diversity and Change Management as Key Factors to Foster Innovations in Learning Space Design

Dr. K. Ninnemann (SRH University Heidelberg, SRH Academy of Higher Education, Germany)


Presentations 2


1.    Mastering Learning Spaces in Times of “E-Literacy” – An Experimental Account

Prof. N. Dechow, PhD (EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Chair of Management Accounting & Control, Germany)


2.    Teaching how to visualize Big Data in the classroom from the audience’s point

Prof. Dr. M. Grottke (SRH University Heidelberg / Calw, Faculty of Economics) & Prof. Dr. Georg Herde (Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Faculty of Applied Economics, Germany)
12:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch break and


Poster Session

From Learning Spaces to Working Spaces – How to bridge the gap between learning and working in a digitized World Prof. Dr. D. Mietzner & B. Baumann (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Faculty for Economics, Information Technology and Law, Germany)

Enabling spaces as a promoting framework for Innovation Camps  M. Lahr & Prof. Dr. D. Mietzner (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Faculty for Economics, Information Technology and Law, Germany)

Transdisciplinary research design on learning spaces Prof. Dr. M. Kirschbaum, Prof. A. Bartels, M. Alimardani & B. Zevallos (SRH University Heidelberg, Germany and Reallabor STADT – RAUM – BILDUNG (CITY – SPACE – EDUCATION)

CORE Principle – Internationalisation Resulting from a Change of Teaching M. Hett (SRH University Heidelberg)

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Presentations 3


1.    Open Learning Space – the Role of FabLabs in Higher Education

Prof. Dr. D. Mietzner, M. Lahr & E. Ismer (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Faculty for Economics, Information Technology and Law, Germany)

2.    “Learning Spaces in Higher Education” – A Nationwide Study on the Conceptual Design of Universities as Learning Spaces

N. Gageur (University of Applied Sciences Hamburg; Faculty of Design, Media and Information, Germany) & Dr. K. Nieder-Steinheuer (Stuttgart Media University; Faculty of Information and Communication, Germany)

Presentations 4


1.    Building Bridges Across Continents: Learning by Doing International Projects

R. C. Brautlacht (Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Department of Management Sciences, , Germany ) & D. Agyapong , PhD (University of Cape Coast, Department of Business Studies, Ghana)


2.    #LearningHappens – The challenge of innovation learning spaces

Prof. Dr. M. Kirschbaum & B. Zevallos (SRH University Heidelberg, School of Engineering and Architecture, Germany)

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Workshop 1


Mapping safe uncertainty in your learning space

Dr. S. Bollinger, R. van Rooijen & Dr. L. Munneke (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht; Opleiding Sociaal Juridische Dienstverlening, Instituut voor Recht, The Netherlands)

Workshop 2


Creating innovative settings in higher education by dissolving the borderlines between physical and virtual learning spaces

Dr. D. Günther & M. Haberer (Technical University of Kaiserslautern; Distance and Independent Studies Center [DISC], Germany)

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Coffee break
4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

The Case for Space! A Strategic Learning Tool

S. Corcorran, General Manager Steelcase Education
4:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Workshops: Reflecting results and highlights

Workshop instructors

Summary of the CORE Conference and perspectives

Prof. Dr. J. Rózsa (SRH University Heidelberg)
from 7:00 p.m.
Dinner in the historical Backhaus at Heidelberg Castle