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«Stepping up – Intergenerational Mobility and Identifying New Pools of Talent» – Event on 22 September 2022

How can young talents from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds be reached? And what does it take to successfully enter the job market? These and other questions were discussed at a high-level panel on 22 September 2022 with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eric P. Bettinger, this year's honorary doctor of our Faculty, and other experts.

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Laudatio for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eric Bettinger (PDF, 100 KB)

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Honorary Doctorate 2022
Prof. Bettinger, Professor at Stanford University (USA) was awarded an honorary doctorate on the occasion of the Dies Academicus 2022 of the University of Zurich.
It thus appreciates his great contributions to the methodological and substantive development of the economics of education and his significant contributions to evidence-based education policy in both industrialized and developing countries.

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What is needed for a successful step into the labor market? How do educational programs need to change? How can young people be reached who haven’t planned educational careers? How can new pools of talent be attracted?

With his great creativity and his rigorous statistical methods Prof. Bettinger identifies cause-and-effect relationships in education and evaluates programs and pilots in the USA and in developing and industrialized countries across the globe. On the occasion of his honorary doctorate, he comes from Stanford University to the University of Zurich to present findings of his longstanding research in this area and to discuss them with outstanding personalities from different fields.

Prof. Bettinger is one of the world's leading economists of education and is one of the most cited scholars in economics. He has also maintained close contacts with the University of Zurich for many years. For example, since 2010 he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Leading House VPET-ECON, which is based at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics and financed by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI. In addition, he has taught doctoral courses at the Institute of Business Administration for many years and cooperates with junior researchers at the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Economics in research projects and publications.

Prof. Bettinger, Professor at Stanford University (USA) was awarded an honorary doctorate on the occasion of the Dies Academicus 2022 of the University of Zurich. It thus appreciates his great contributions to the methodological and substantive development of the economics of education and his significant contributions to evidence-based education policy in both industrialized and developing countries.

Program

Date: Thursday, 22 September 2022

Time: 16:30–18:30 p.m.

Location: Auditorium (KOL-G-201), Main Building of the University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71

16:30

Welcome
Prof. Dr. Harald C. Gall, Dean and Professor of Software Engineering

16:35

Laudatio for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eric P. Bettinger
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Uschi Backes-Gellner, Vice-Dean and Professor of Business and Personnel Economics

16:45

Awarding Ceremony
Prof. Dr. Harald C. Gall, Dean and Professor of Software Engineering

16:50

Finding New Pools of Talent and Bridges to Market
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eric Bettinger, University of Stanford and Honorary Doctorate 2022 of the University of Zurich

17:30

Podium

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eric P. Bettinger, University of Stanford and Honorary Doctorate 2022 of the University of Zurich

Nicola Forster, President of the Swiss Society for the Common Good, Member of the Swiss Commission for the UNESCO, President of Science et Cité

Bettina Hirsig, Co-Founder and Lead of Powercoders

Dr. Johannes Mure, Head of Strategy and Planning Division, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

Moderation: Claudia Appenzeller-Winterberger, Managing Director Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

18:25

Conclusion
Prof. Dr. Egon Franck, Director Department of Business Administration and Professor of Strategic Management and Business Policy

18:30

Aperitif

Registration / deregistration
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Flyer (PDF, 1 MB)

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Panelists

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Nicola Forster

Nicola Forster

President of the Swiss Society for the Common Good, Member of the Swiss Commission for the UNESCO, President of Science et Cité

Nicola Forster (German only)
Swiss Commission for UNESCO (German only)

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Dr. Johannes Mure

Dr. Johannes Mure

Head of Strategy and Planning Division, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

Contact Dr. Johannes Mure, Strategy and Planning Division
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation