Advancing the Value of Humanities in Academia, Society and Industry – ein trinationales Bildungsprojekt
The project was jointly carried out by the Universities of Liechtenstein and Graz and the HafenCity University Hamburg. At all three locations the theoretical focus was on the concepts of space and culture.
The different topics of the teaching projects are based on topical local issues of these universities, on the thematic priorities represented by the institutes and the interdisciplinary expertise of those involved.
Analysis and evaluation
After completion of the teaching projects, a critical evaluation was carried out by the interdisciplinary team of lecturers from one of the other participating universities. In this case, the parameters of the procedure were jointly worked out in advance. In the form of accompanying ethnographic research, using the methods of participant observation, free-floating attention, and interviews with students and lecturers, findings and questions were documented in writing, by means of sketches and maps, as well as photographs and video recordings. The results and knowledge gained from each previous evaluation were then incorporated into the next event via constructive feedback loops. This process enabled a consecutive process of communication, learning and thinking among all teams as well as a consolidation of the aims of the project and the findings.