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Open Education Week 2024 – Future Skills for a World Shaped by AI

March 5 @ 17:00 18:30


“AIComp – Future Skills for a Life World Shaped by AI” marks a pioneering endeavor in the realm of educational and professional development. It is developed through the NextEducation Research Group and presents the most comprehensive study to date on the subject. It sheds light on the evolving requirements that professionals face in both their careers and personal lives in an era increasingly influenced by artificial intelligence.

This groundbreaking study stands out as the first to adopt a fully action-competence-oriented approach, reconstructing an empirical competency model directly from the data gathered from over 1,600 professionals. The European skill model AIComp (Artificial Intelligence Competences) was meticulously developed through the collaborative efforts of the AI-Campus and AI-Campus Hub projects, alongside with 13 partners from education, research and industry.

By delving into the competency needs that emerge as AI becomes more integral to our professional and personal spheres, AIComp offers invaluable insights into preparing for a future where artificial intelligence shapes significant aspects of our existence. This study not only maps out the terrain of future skills but also pioneers a methodological approach that promises to influence how we understand and respond to the demands of a world transformed by AI

Format:  presentations with discussions


Emily Rauch, Academic Sssistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Germany


Emily Rauch has been working as an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning since 2021. She studied European Culture and History of Ideas in her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. As a research assistant, she already built up the team’s public relations since 2020 and continues to be responsible for the websites and social media as content manager.


Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Full Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany


Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is founder of, serial entrepreneur, and full Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University. In 2011 the Ministry of Higher Education called him to spearhead the launch of Germany’s first Cooperative University as Vice-President, a large scale initiative, with today 35 thousand students. In 2017, he launched NextEducation, an international boutique-research group focussing on Future Skills, Microcredentials & digital transformation in higher education. Just recently he was appointed as Scientific Director at the Future Learning Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Ulf has worked with numerous universities on all 5 continents and held leading senior research positions and appointments as guest-, full- and associate professor in various countries in Europe and the US. Ulf holds several European executive mandates. A focal point of his work is to support the integration of the European Higher Education Area where he currently co-chairs the EU inter-ministerial group for future of teaching and learning. He also serves as elected Vice President of  the European Association of Institutes of Higher Education (EURASHE), one of four cornerstone institutions of the Bologna Process. He is an elected director of the Executive Council of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) where he has been awarded EDEN senior fellowship honours. For the European Ranking Initiative U-Multirank he has been appointed as member of the Advisory Board by the European Commission.

Ulf has delivered keynotes and been speaking to audiences in more than 45 countries. He is author/ editor of more than 13 books and 200 scholarly articles with over 4.500 academic citations. Ulf is a trained systemic coach, facilitator and expert for mindful and non-violent communication, and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Education Sciences from the University of Bielefeld. His writings on quality in education are internationally awarded.