International Conference on Science, Technology, Higher Education, and Society in the Conceptual Age

July 5-7, 2011
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Organized by the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

In collaboration with
University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA, and
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea

This unique Conference is dedicated to a celebration of the Polish
Presidency of the European Union


The main objective of this new conference is to explore the future of
higher education in the context of unprecedented progress in science,
engineering and technology, and to develop new paradigms for higher
education systems, their delivery administration, and funding in the

STHESCA aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and provide networking
opportunities for science and technology policy makers, university
administrators, higher education leaders, faculty members and industry
and government representatives, taking into account European, American
and Asia-Pacific perspectives.

STHESCA will concentrate on three key issues:
●         Society of 21st Century
●         Science and Technology in 21st Century
●         Universities for 21st Century
Conference strands will cover three main areas:
Science and Technology:
●         Life Sciences
●         Frontiers in Physics
●         Ubiquitous Chemistry
●         Nanotechnology and New Materials
●         Information and Communication Technologies
●         Engineering for the 21st Century
●         Energy Issue
●         Environment and Sustainable Development

Managing Complexity
●         Complex Systems Modeling
●         Managing Complexity in Science and Technology
●         Complexity in Social Sciences
●         Economy and Management in Conceptual Age
●         Managing Complexity in Higher Education
Society and Higher Education
●         Creativity and Entrepreneurship
●         Citizens and Governance
●         National Policies on Higher Education
●         University Governance and Finances
●         Intellectual Property
●         Lifelong Learning
●         Triple Helix University-Industry-Government
●         New Visions of Universities in the Globalized World

Scientific Publications
‘We are planning to publish the conference materials in a series of
book volumes. The details concerning paper abstracts and deadlines for
submitting papers are announced in the “Publication” section of the
conference website.

Conference Venue
The congress will be held at the Jagiellonian University Conference
Center in the Royal Capital City of Krakow, the former capital of
Poland. On the first day, the conference will be held at the
Jagiellonian University Auditorium Maximum, 33 Krupnicza Street.
Auditorium Maximum is a modern lecture and theatre complex that was
officially opened in 2005. It is located within walking distance of both
Krakow’s old town in the city center and the conference hotels.

About Krakow, Poland
Krakow is still considered as the cultural capital of Poland, which
offers its long and rich history and traditions, and is included in the
UNESCO World Heritage List. Outside of conference activities, you will
have an opportunity to visit the astonishing and beautiful old city,
placed on the Vistula river, beneath the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill.
Krakow`s centre, still looks and feels like the late medieval city state
it once was. Krakow resonates with the historical impact of its
contribution to the cultural and political development of Europe. It has
almost overwhelming range of galleries full of exhibitions, cafes
restaurants fabulous buildings and treasures crammed between its

For details about the venue, please visit the following websites:


The conference fee includes catering, registration, and a cultural
program. For more information please visit:

We shall be delighted to welcome you to Krakow

STHESCA Conference Co-Chairs

Tadeusz Marek, Poland
Waldemar Karwowski, USA
Jussi Kantola, Korea

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