Advice from experienced experts

On April 18 and 19 the new members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Zukunftskolleg held their first meeting in Konstanz. The first day started in the evening with a guided tour by historian Harald Derschka through the historic premises of the Steigenberger Inselhotel, a former cloister. On Friday morning the rector of the University of Konstanz, Ulrich Rüdiger, opened the meeting in the Senatssaal and welcomed the new board members as well as the director and the Fellows of the Zukunftskolleg. Joachim Nettelbeck, former member of the Scientific Advisory Board, gave a review of the work of the last years. Then a short round of introductions by the new members of the Scientific Advisory Board followed, before the Fellows of the Zukunftskolleg presented their research in Lightning Talks. The director of the Zukunftskolleg, Giovanni Galizia, informed about the status quo of the Zukunftskolleg and the expectations of the Scientific Advisory Board. In the following round table discussion important questions were discussed in the plenum. After lunch in the Common Room of the Zukunftskolleg the Scientific Advisory Board met for an internal meeting, before they gave a feedback concerning the future development of the Zukunftskolleg to the director, the Executive Committee and the Back Office.