Lecture and Discussion Series: Workplaces of the Future

Future Workplace Trends

Increasing digitization of the workplace is certain to result in rapid change processes for all involved. New work environments will emerge and existing ones will have to be altered. The shaping of this new world presents a great challenge to various scientific disciplines.

The four-part event series titled "Arbeitswelten der Zukunft" provides an opportunity for experts from various disciplines, such as engineering, theology, sociology, business administration, physcis, or psychology, to come together for discussion while bringing to the table their unique points of view.


QuellPunkt Katholisches Hochschulzentrum, Campus Boulevard 30
When? 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Language German
Registration Website (de)
Event Organizer
  • Katholisches Hochschulzentrum Quellpunkt,
  • Institut fr Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University and
  • Nell-Breuning-Haus in collaboration with
  • RWTHextern
Entry free
Further Details

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7pm

Perspectives: Sociology/Computer Science

Topic "At the core, Industry 4.0 means coupling human work processes with mechanical operations via data."
How will this assertion affect staff with regard to digital work processes?
Language German
  • Prof. Roger Huling
  • Dr. Ralf Klamma

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7pm

Perspectives: Business & Economics/ Communication Sciences


"The transition to Industry 4.0 will bring fundamental changes to the working environment with regard to demands on the skill set of staff."

Which are the skills in demand in the future?

Language German
  • Professor Volker Stich
  • Professorin Martin Ziefle

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7pm

Perspectives: Innovation Management/Philosophy

Topic „Who are the decision makers in management in the future? Man or machine/algorithm? And why should we even let algorithms decide sometimes?
Language German
  • Professor Frank Piller
  • Professor Joachim Sder

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7pm

Perspectives: Mechanical Engineering/Theology

Topic "In the past, the working world was characterized by the fact that professions were held in high, or even extremely high esteem. We don't know yet what the guiding principles will be that will establish a new work ethic in the future."
Language German
  • Prof. Christian Hopmann
  • Prof. Axel Siegemund