Cross-Disciplinary Strategies

Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Reichle
The curriculum of the Bachelor course Cross-Disciplinary Strategies draws on a broad spectrum of knowledge from various disciplines and covers basic principles from the fields of art, philosophy, science, engineering, and the humanities as well as strategies in art. There is also emphasis on exploring the foundations of contemporary challenges, like the increasing merger of humans and machines, advancing automation in the world of labour, and the arrival of artificial intelligence in almost all facets of everyday life. The rise of robotics and rapid advances in genome editing will also be addressed.

This integrated curriculum seeks to provide new strategies and develop future-oriented working and learning methods. It presents alternatives to the advancing specialisation and fragmentation of knowledge in conventional forms of teaching and is thus a contribution to shaping the future of our societies: fragile social fabrics in a rapidly changing world that are currently facing unprecedented challenges and dynamics on a global scale such as demographic change, climate change, mass migration, scarcity of resources, violation of human rights, social inequality and poverty, mass unemployment, the re-definition of human labour, and participation of all people in the human community in the digital age.

Systematic and cross-disciplinary lectures and workshops given by internationally recognised experts in their fields introduce students to current developments in research and technology, new economies and finance systems, and also political discourses. Artistic strategies and experience are at once essential learning objectives as well as basic working methods for the students. These are taught in modular units and reinforced through complementary and collaborative classes, accompanied by seminars and tutorials. The study architecture of this BA programme offers students a novel learning environment, which combines theory and practice in an innovative way, to foster critical thinking, collaboration and engaged learning. It is supplemented by practical experience in workshops and laboratories, which offers students hands-on experience of engaging with a wide spectrum of media, processes, and materials.


Office: Andrea Nejo

Office Hours: 8.30 - 12.30

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Academic staff and employees

Prof. Manfred Nowak, Scientific Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna
Prof. Renée Schroeder, Research Group Leader, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna Biocenter, Vienna
Prof. Robert Trappl, Head, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna
Dr. Arno Böhler, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
Dr. Harald Katzmair, Founder and Director, FAS research, Social Network Analytics and Strategies, Vienna
Prof. Ingeborg Reichle, Head, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Prof. Eva Maria Stadler, Art and Knowledge Transfer, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Dr. Kristina Pia Hofer, Lecturer, Art History, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Christine Böhler, MA, Lecturer, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Dr. David Campbell, Lecturer, University and Quality Development, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Dr. Katharina Gsöllpointner, Lecturer, Digital Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Herwig Turk, Artist and Lecturer, Department of Social Design, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Dr. Tanja Gesell, Researcher and Lecturer, University of Vienna, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna