Weihenstephan forum on teaching and research: "From rivalry to symbiosis"

Weihenstephan - The days are long gone, when higher education constituted a finishing school for an academic elite. Today they form the foundation of a productive working-life for up to 40% of the population, making effective teaching skills more essential than ever before. Is this situation damaging to the arguably more valuable effort of university research? Too often, it seems that teaching and research must compete for limited time and spending.

Must this always be the case? We do not think so. By considering interactions between teaching and research, we wish to restore their relationship to one of mutual benefit. Which tools are available to achieve this? In this forum, we seek innovative ideas and structures to build a more constructive relationship within the realities of higher education.

The forum will handle this important topic in two phases

A workshop held by the Canadian researcher Dr. Janice Miller-Young will investigate Decoding the Disciplines – a technique for marrying research and teaching into a single endeavour:
Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 12:30-16:30 | GZW, TUM Weihenstephan

A podium discussion, open to the public:
Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 17:30 | Dekanatsaal, TUM Weihenstephan


22.11.2017 bis 22.11.2017


12:30 bis 19:30 Uhr


Dekanatssaal Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan


Workshop und Podiumsdiskussion


Didaktikbeauftragter der HSWT und Pro Lehre TUM


Prof. Dr. Niall Palfreyman
T +49 8161 71-4814

Dr. Judit Tuschak
T +49 8161 71-2676