A press release from the University of Liechtenstein reports that it is not only relevant specialist expertise that is required to fully master societal challenges, but also other general capabilities. As examples, it cites a capacity for creative, reflective and critical thinking, independent and responsible conduct as well as ethical consciousness and respectfully dealing with different cultures. Imparting such capabilities is one of the tasks of humanities and cultural sciences.
The Erasmus project “Advancing the Value of Humanities in Academia, Society and Industry” instigated by the University of Liechtenstein aims to sound out the qualities of these capabilities and how they can be imparted. Launched in October, this programme involves the University of Graz and the HafenCity University Hamburg alongside the University of Liechtenstein. Over the next two years, each of the three universities will develop, implement and analyse a new teaching format on the topic of space and culture.
Monika Litscher, Head of Center of Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of Liechtenstein, has been tasked with running this entire project. The findings will be published in summer 2020.