6 June 2023
Invitation to a public eventUniversities Discuss Competition and Cooperation
President of Universität Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren, will open the event. Following Heekeren, Zarah Bruhn, who oversees social innovation at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and founded Social-Bee, and Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons, professor of sustainable economics and chief sustainability officer at Universität Hamburg, will jointly give a keynote speech titled “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future: Universities as Platforms for Social Innovation.” Afterwards, Prof. Simone Buitendijk (president, University of Leeds), Edinger-Schons, Manuel Kreitmeir (expert for social innovation and sustainability), and Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala (rector, United Nations University) will discuss.
The public event begins at 4:30 pm on 14 June 2023 at the Patriotische Gesellschaft (Saalhaus, Trostbrück 4‑6, 20457). The event is being held in English. See the GUC website for more information and the complete program. Sign up to attend.
Journalists are asked to sign up via the Körber-Stiftung (contact Inke Horstmann at horstmann"AT"koerber-stiftung.de). Starting at 2 pm, they can also attend the opening of the GUC and the presentation of the study Navigating Competition and Collaboration—The Way Forward for Universities by Prof. Dr. Peter Maassen and his team at the University of Oslo. The press pass deadline ends at 12 noon on 12 June 2023.
The GUC is a joint initiative of the German Rectors’ Conference, the Körber-Stiftung, and Universität Hamburg. In 2023, it is brining together university presidents from all over the world together for the fifth time. This time, roughly 30 university leaders from 21 countries are taking part. In the plenum and in the working groups, the participants will develop their recommendations for promising approaches to competition and cooperation.