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upgrade 3./4.20 - Reflection & Perspective

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Since the foundation of Danube University Krems 25 years ago, university-based continuing education has achieved a high level of quality. It was then in 1995 when the foundation was regarded innovative, and to this day Danube University Krems has set numerous accents in academic continuing education as well as in the Austrian science and university system. On the occasion of the anniversary the special issue "Reflection & Perspective" of the university magazine upgrade is published to take a closer look at Danube University Krems being the only public university for continuing education within the German-speaking area. At the same time, the issue sheds light on current questions and the potential academic continuing education has to offer.


The entire issue is available on the German site

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upgrade 2.20 - Humans and Machine

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Are we on the verge of the great digital leap? Working, and especially learning and teaching, has shifted to the Internet as a result of the corona pandemic. Issue 2-20 of the university magazine "upgrade", which focuses on "Education & Technology", outlines how digital education is now moving forward. The picture series  points up the "man-machine" interface and the milestones in the educational technology development describing learning theories reaching far back into the early 20th century (illustrations: Matthieu Bourel).

 


The entire issue is available on the German site

Humans - Machine

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upgrade 1.20 - Life elixir blood

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Blood is at the same time both: a life elixir and a carrier of diseases. The current issue of upgrade is dedicated to this body fluid from a biomedical perspective, in the context of which, for example, improved therapies against one of the most frequent causes of death worldwide are being researched: Sepsis. This condition, which is a derailed inflammatory reaction of the body, requires precise and rapid diagnosis and targeted therapeutic methods. The science journalist Peter Illetschko contributes an article on COVID-19, and the picture gallery "Blood - the Elixir of Life" depicts various cultural meanings and scientific facts this important bodily fluid delivers.


The entire issue is available on the German site

upgrade 4.19

upgrade 4.19 - Nature under pressure

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The pressure burdening planet Earth and therefore our civilization is obvious: unpredictable environmental occurrences, the global loss of fertile soil, the scarcity of drinking water, the enormous challenges food production faces. In all of this water plays a special role. It is this medium that makes all the effects climate change imposes on planet earth noticeable. The shortage of rain or floods, the rise in sea levels, and the loss of drinking water are just some of the ways. The picture gallery "The Impact of Water" in upgrade issue 4.19 comprises images by award-winning nature photographer Rudi Sebastian. Here, the crucial role water has for civilization and nature is impressively depicted.


The entire issue is available on the German site

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upgrade 3.19 - Staying healthy

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More calories, more salt, more sugar: with dietary and lifestyle changes around the world, diseases such as stroke, vascular disease and dementia are spreading rapidly. In China, Brazil or South Korea the number one cause of death now is stroke. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the life expectancy of men in the United States has fallen by three years. Obesity is one of the causes. Upgrade 3.19 focuses on how medicine and each individual can prevent obesity. The picture gallery "Advertising vs. Health" demonstrates the discrepancy between the promises advertising makes and the medical guidelines a healthy life requires.


The entire issue is available on the German site

upgrade 2.19

upgrade 2.19 - Measured world

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The earth as a disk. To this day, people continue to follow this belief and launch rockets to prove it - opposed to all scientific evidence on the contrary. The overall skepticism towards science is growing, its findings are doubted. What are the reasons for this? Does evidence counter misbelief, pseudoscience, and denial of facts? "In science we trust", the magazine calls for upgrades and sheds light on the widespread phenomenon of scientific skepticism. Additionally: evidence-based medicine in action against medical myths, management for preserving the knowledge of organizations, detecting statistical tricks, and evidence-based decision making. The picture gallery "Science vs. No Science" shows the extent to which misconceptions persist today.


The entire issue is available on the German site

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upgrade 4.18/1.19 - In science we trust

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The earth as a disk. To this day, people continue to follow this belief and launch rockets to prove it - opposed to all scientific evidence on the contrary. The overall skepticism towards science is growing, its findings are doubted. What are the reasons for this? Does evidence counter misbelief, pseudoscience, and denial of facts? "In science we trust", the magazine calls for upgrades and sheds light on the widespread phenomenon of scientific skepticism. Additionally: evidence-based medicine in action against medical myths, management for preserving the knowledge of organizations, detecting statistical tricks, and evidence-based decision making. The picture gallery "Science vs. No Science" shows the extent to which misconceptions persist today.


The entire issue is available on the German site

upgrade 3.18

upgrade 3.18 - Know thyself 

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When it comes to career development, one thing is particularly important: Know yourself! Where are your strengths, where are your goals? What hinders us, what brings us forward? upgrade dedicates its current issue to a topic that concerns everyone. It illuminates the subjective level as well as careers from a structural point of view. In focus: dealing with fear in professional life, the sociological side of advancement, the topic of competence development of employees versus crowd-working and, last but not least, the invisible barriers to careers for women and immigrants. The fact that careers rarely run in a linear fashion is shown in the "Career Leaps" photo gallery.


The entire issue is available on the German site

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upgrade 2.18 - What will remain

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Early day houses are replaced by new constructions, world heritage sites like Palmyra are destroyed by war and terror attacks, cultural assets are jeopardized as in Italy in 2016: what will remain, what shall remain from our cultural heritage, whether built, as collection or in digital form? Upgrade’s current edition sheds light on topics relevant for policy, tourism and identity manifestation depicting 9 examples by means of cultural heritage as a zone of conflict from the Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan to the wrangle about the world heritage site of Vienna’s center, subject heading: setback of the Canaletto view.


The entire issue is available on the German site
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