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Lectures

Stefan Blachfellner introduces the Systemic View on Sustainable Supply Chain Management

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner took part in a new webinar series hosted by respACT, the Austrian business council for sustainable development and the UN Global Compact Network Austria, as guest lecturer. On the 22nd of April the first edition of the “Systemic Challenges in the Supply Chain” concerned itself…

Join our joint School of Thinking in Brussels and learn how systems thinking connects with further famous schools of thought

The First Summer School of Thinking by the Montparnasse Initiative in July 2018 in Paris was the first step of the today existing School of Thinking in Brussels, a program that is organised by the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA), a transdisciplinary research centre at the Vrije Universiteit…

ONE DAY 2020 conference puts systems change front and center

ONE DAY: The Conference is an annual event to inspire and promote youth leadership in Austria and beyond. By bringing together NGOs, academics, companies and passionate changemakers, the conference asks how we can change systems, specifically in regards to three core topics each year, and co-creates solutions with both students…

Great interest in systemic perspectives by young changemakers at the Local Conference of the Youth Austria

This year’s Local Conference Of Youth Austria (LCOY), the Austrian Youth Climate Conference, in Vienna from 8 to 10th of November featured two sessions on systems thinking. The registration lists for the two sessions were already full in the early mornings, when most students had not yet registered for most…

BCSSS Circular Economy Systems team contributes to the Academy for Circular Economy in Belgrade

BCSSS Research leaders Ladeja Godina Košir, Karin Huber-Heim and Stefan Blachfellner have been invited to contribute to the co-design of the ACE Circular Economy Academy in Belgrade, Serbia, after the successful 4th Circular Change conference in May 2019 in Slovenia. Together the set the tone and opened the Academy with…

Groundbreaking new apprenticeship program promotes systems science principles in practice

Building on a 2017 initiative by Ray Ison, BCSSS board member, IFSR president and professor at the Open University UK, in convening a meeting of employers from which emerged an employer-led Trailblazer Committee, the UK the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education has recently approved a new Master’s level apprenticeship…

BCSSS board member Jeanette Müller brings art and science together in her innovative program WISSENS°KUNST

Curiosity, creativity, the courage to switch perspectives and thinking outside the box: Art and science have much in common. The interaction between the two spheres can be beneficial for scientists and artists alike. This is why BCSSS board member Jeanette Müller, in cooperation with the association ScienceCenter Netzwerk, presents her…

Delegation from the Art Academy of Latvia show interest in systems science principles for design

On May 5, Master’s students from the Functional Design Department of the Art Academy in Riga, Latvia requested to visit the Bertalanffy Center for an introduction to systems science and design. They spent an internship of two months at hi-pe.at, design partner of the BCSSS, where they worked on pedestrian…