Universität Wien FIND

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to courses and exams may be necessary at short notice. Inform yourself about the current status on u:find and check your e-mails regularly.

Please read the information on https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/info.

053038 VU Academic Research and Writing - Digital Humanism (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Diese Lehrveranstaltung gilt als "VU Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" und findet gemeinsam mit der TU-Lehrveranstaltung "194.072 Digital Humanism" statt.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 13 participants
Language: English



Preliminary Meeting: Wed. 06.10.2021, 16:30-17:45, online.


Aims, contents and method of the course

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyze and critically reflect on the current developments in Informatics and their effects on and interplay with human life and, hopefully, have both committment and ideas to influence the future development.

Thus, students will work on and get a better understanding of digital humanism, which we define as a concept that describes, analyzes, and, most importantly, influences the complex interplay of technology and humankind, for a better society and life, fully respecting universal human rights (see also the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism and info about the related workshop in April 2019: www.informatics.tuwien.ac.at/dighum).

The course consists of 3 parts:
(a) Internationally renowned experts will give presentation on the topic (3-4 colleagues),
(b) Students in groups (size 3 – 5) will work on specific subconcepts and / or dimensions of digital humanism. In interactive session they will present their intermediate and final results,
(c) Workshops Academic Research and Writing.

Attendance to all meetings of the course is mandatory. The LV starts with “classical” lectures, then students work on their projects. There will be two intermediate presentations of the group works, and a final seminar. This process is accompanied by workshops on academic research and writing, which offers an additional layer of reflection on the group work project.

Assessment and permitted materials

Intermediate presentations, final presentation, final report, active participation.

See TU course "194.072 Digital Humanism"

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

50% final report
40% presentations and intermediate hand-ins
10% active participation

If you are absent on more than three meetings, you will fail the course.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Module: MSE

Last modified: Tu 28.09.2021 08:47