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  WS 2020/21 - R I N G V O R L E S U N G
" Economy, Work and Life with and after the Corona Crisis"

Online event with live streaming for students and interested members of the public
Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Programme & Links to YouTube Movies
   
 

Office hours of Prof. Dr. Wannöffel in the semester break AND in the SUMMER semester 2021

23. Februar 2021: noon till 1.00 pm via Zoom

March 1, 2021: no office hour

April 6, 2021: no office hour

From April 13, 2021, office hours will be held regularly on Tuesdays from noon till 1.00 pm via Zoom. Students are asked to send their concerns by e-mail to Prof. Wannöffel by the Monday before the office hours. They will then receive the access data for the appointment.

   
18.02.2021

Introductory Week Double Master at BUAP in Puebla, Mexiko

From Frebruary 22 - 25, the digital introduction week of the double master of the Master's programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the RUB "Management and Regulation of Work, Economy and Organisation" will take place at BUAP (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla). Manfred Wannöffel will give a lecture on "Digitalización, trabajo y Regulación Laboral" on February 25, 2021 from 1.00 - 3.00 pm. Programme
   
18.02.2021

BargainUp

After a break in the summer due to corona, the project work was resumed in autumn 2020. The first results of the work have been compiled digitally and are available at: http://bargainup.adapt.it/.
   
17.02.2021

Obituary - Prof. Dr. Urs Jaeggi

Prof. Dr. Urs Jeaggi died in Berlin on February 13, 2021 at the age of 89. He taught sociology at the Ruhr University in Bochum between 1966 and 1972, researched "Power and Rule in the Federal Republic" and was one of the pioneers of cooperation between academia and the world of work. Jaeggi's commitment was even referred to in an article in the Ruhr-Nachrichten Bochum on 11 July 1969: "15 to 20 students and the same number of workers will take part in a course of the Institute of Sociology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jaeggi. The topic of the seminar: Problems of Workplace Democracy." From today's perspective, it is astonishing that in 1969 a single sociology seminar, to which workers were invited for the first time to a course at the RUB, attracted attention in the local media. But this source points to the special significance that the commitment of individual professors had in opening up the university to working-class issues. Urs Jaeggi was undoubtedly one of this group of committed members of the young Ruhr-Universität Bochum who paved the way for the cooperation that eventually led to a formal agreement between the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and IG Metall (IMU) in 1975.
   
01.02.2021

Visiting professorship at BUAP in Puebla, Mexiko

Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel, faculty member of BUAP (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla), will teach in the Master's programme "Maestría en Estudios Sociales: Trabajo, Regulación Laboral y Organización" in the subject area "Digitalisation of Work and Regulation". This is a double master of the Master's programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the RUB "Management and Regulation of Work, Economy and Organisation". On January 29, the official launch of the double master took place as a digital event between BUAP and RUB.
   
25.01.2021

Job application for international DFG project

A research fellow is sought to work on the international and interdisciplinary research project (history and social science) entitled "Democracy in the workplace: a European ideal?: discourses and practices on the democratisation of work after 1945". The project will start in June 2021 and will run for three years. More
   
25.01.2021 Publication of selected results of the research project "Learning Factories at Universities"
In the anthology "Lernfabriken an beruflichen Schulen" (Learning Factories at Vocational Schools) of the series "Texte zur Wirtschaftspädagogik und Personalentwicklung" (Texts on Business Education and Human Resource Development), Andrea Bianchi-Weinand and Prof. Dr Manfred Wannöffel of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM published an article on interdisciplinary learning content in learning factories at universities.These are partial results obtained within the framework of the research project "Learning Factories at Universities" funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation.
   
20.01.2020 Publication of selected results on the continuing education behaviour of works council members
Dr. Claudia Niewerth and Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel from the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM contributed to the publication of results on the continuing education behaviour of works council members as part of a Hans Böckler Foundation working paper. It is based on the completed study "Qualifizierungsbedarf und Qualifizierungspraxis von Betriebsräten (QuBa)" (Qualification Needs and Qualification Practice of Works Councils –QuBa). More
   
18.01.2020

Digital "Lunch-Lecture"" on the topic of "Foundation"

On January 1, from 12-14 pm, the incubator "Smart Systems" from the World-Factory Start-Up Center, together with FACE and the internship supervision of the Faculty of Social Sciences, will deal with questions about founding. Can humanities graduates start up at all and where can I get help? In addition, Dr. Claudia Niewerth will report on her experiences as a social scientist and founder. Registrations can be sent to Charlotte.reineke@rub.de.
   
15.12.2020 Newsletter 02/2020 of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM
   
7.12.2020

New HBS project: QuBMeT: Qualifizierungsmuster von Betriebsräten - ein heuristisches Mehrebenenmodell zur Erklärung von Handlungslogiken und Motivlagen auf Basis des Transferforschungsansatzes (Qualification patterns of works councils - a heuristic multi-level model to explain logics of action and motivations on the basis of the transfer research approachs)

With the aim of examining selected results of the quantitatively oriented project "Qualification Monitoring for Works Councils - Empirical Analyses and Theoretical Modelling on the Basis of a Repeat Survey of Works Councils" (QuBA²) in greater depth and contextualising them with actors in trade union education work, the follow-up project QuBMeT will start next year. The core of this project, which is also funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation, will be qualitative interviews with experts in further education for works council members. One focus will be on the question of how the Corona pandemic will change their training behaviour in the long term.
   
7.12.2020

New DFG project

In cooperation with the Institut für soziale Bewegung der Ruhr-Universität (Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger), the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM is conducting an interdisciplinary research project (history and social science) together with other European partners entitled "Democracy in the workplace: a European ideal?: Discourses and practices on the democratisation of work after 1945". The project has a duration of three years and will start in 2021.
   
7.12.2020

New project: Ch@nge Ruhr: Zukunfts-Hub für Unternehmen in der Region / Future hub for companies in the region

Cooperation project of Institut Arbeit und Technik (Westfälische Hochschule, Projektkoordination), the Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (Universität Duisburg-Essen), the Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund (Technische Universität Dortmund) as well as the Center of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the Lehrstuhl für Produktionssysteme (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): The aim is to bundle the regional expertise of labour research, consultancy and company practice in a future hub and to apply it exemplarily in the sectors industry/production, logistics and health. The project is funded by the Ministerium für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Soziales des Landes NRW (Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia); it started in October 2020 with an activation and concretisation phase and will be continued from January 2021 (total duration: appr. 2 years.
   
3.11.2020

Publication "Science for the world of work. The cooperation between IG Metall (IMU) and the Ruhr University Bochum"

In a series of publications of the Instituts für Stadtgeschichte (Institute for Urban History), Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel published an article on the background of the cooperation between the IG Metall and the Ruhr University Bochum.(Adamski, J. et al. (eds.): Forschung, Kultur und Bildung. Wissenschaft im Ruhrgebiet zwischen Hochindustrialisierung und Wissensgesellschaft, Beiträge, Band 22).
   
2.11.2020 On October 19, Prof. Dr. Wannöffel presented the concept of the learning and research factory using the example of the Ruhr University Bochum (Chair of Production Systems) at an international conference at Cornell University (New York).
   
2.11.2020 On 15 October 2020, Prof. Dr. Wannöffel gave the keynote speech on "Co-determination in the socio-ecological transformation" at the 10th Thüringer Betriebs- und Personalrätekonferenz (Thuringian Works and Staff Council Conference) in Erfurt.
   
2.11.2020 On October 8, 2020, Dr Claudia Niewerth gave a lecture on the topic of "Co-determination and co-design - promoting acceptance by involving the works council in the introduction of HRC systems" at the virtual congress „Forum Mensch Roboter“ der WEKA-Akademie.
   
23.09.2020

transfA+Ir - IG Metall project

The transdisciplinary project "Arbeit und Innovation. Kompetenzen stärken +> Zukunft gestalten" (Work and Innovation. Strengthening Competences +> Shaping the Future), which was carried out together with IG Metall, the Lehrstuhl für Produktionssysteme (Chair of Production Systems) at RUB and the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM between 2016 and 2019, was a successful project. More than 100 company projects have been initiated and have stimulated work with innovative topics in companies and enterprises on the employee side. The LPS Learning and Research Factory played a special role in this. In the next two years, IG Metall will make the results obtained available to an even broader base with the new project "transfA+Ir" and additionally provide digital toolboxes on various key topics. Even more companies and enterprises, voluntary and full-time workers are to benefit from the insights gained and the possible orientations for action. In parallel, a steering group has been set up with members mainly from the districts and branches of IG Metall and also Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel from the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM.
   
23.09.2020

Live tour of the LPS learning and research factory

A live tour of the LPS learning and research factory was recorded as part of the online seminar "Live tour of the LPS learning and research factory with smart systems in manufacturing" of the Smart Systems incubator, which is part of the Worldfactory Start-Up Centre. In addition, some insights into the possible work of tomorrow were given in this online seminar.
   
20.08.2020 Presentation and publication of selected results of the successfully completed KoMPI project
In the context of the 21st Leitkongresses der Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (leading congress of measurement and automation technology) (Automation 2020), which took place digitally this year, selected results of the successfully completed, BMBF-funded joint project "Verrichtungsbasierte, digitale Planung kollaborativer Montagesysteme und Integration in variable Produktionsszenarien"(KoMPI) were presented. This project, carried out in close cooperation with the Lehrstuhl für Produktionssysteme (Chair of Production Systems LPS) at the Ruhr University Bochum, pursued the objective of integrating the topic of company co-determination and employee participation into processes of implementing human-robot collaboration (HRC). In the context of Automation 2020, the focus was on the central role that qualified works councils play in the implementation process of HRC applications from different perspectives.The presentation of the lecture can be viewed here. The Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the Chair of Production Systems elaborate on the contents of the presentation. The article is included in the VDI report on the entire leading congress.
   
07.08.2020 Prof. Wannöffel's office hours via Zoom will take place every Tuesday from noon to 1.00 pm from September 8, 2020. Students are requested to send their concerns by e-mail to Prof. Wannöffel by the Monday before the consultation hour. They will then receive the access data for the digital appointment via Zoom.
   
16.07.2020 Prof. Wannöffel's office hours via Zoom on July 21, 2020, will take place from noon to 1.00 pm. Students are requested to send their request by e-mail to Prof. Wannöffel by July 20, 2020. They will then receive the access data for the digital appointment. Further dates for the holiday consultation hours will be published on this page in due course.
   
22.06.2020 Newsletter 01/2020 of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM
   
22.06.2020 Further education certificate course on the digitalised world of work for works councils
"Digitale Transformation: Mitbestimmen. Mitgestalten" (Digital transformation: Co-determination. Co-determine)"
The second run of the continuing education certificate programme "Digital Transformation" started on June 15, 2020, with the first module. This further education is a joint offer of the Lehrstuhl für produktionssysteme (Chair of Production Systems), the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM, the Akademie der  Ruhr-University Bochum gGmbH and the IG Metall Bildungszentrum Sprockhövel for works council members.
   
18.06.2020 Annual report 2019 of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM
   
08.06.2020 Further publication based on the successfully completed project „Industrie 4.0 – Mitbestimmen, mitgestalten“ (IMit²)
The Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the Chair of Production Systems (LPS) at the Ruhr University Bochum have already been represented with a joint contribution in the journal "Arbeit" (Volume 28, Issue 4) and selected results of the interdisciplinary project „Industrie 4.0 – Mitbestimmen, mitgestalten“ (IMit²) also flow into the anthology „Digitale Produktion. Nutzenversprechen, Lösungsansätze, Soziale Folgen“ (Digital Production. Promises of Benefits, Approaches, Social Consequences). The volume, based on a conference held on October 18, 2018, at Hochschule Rhein-Waal (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences) analyses the digitalisation of production and the world of work and presents applications and approaches to solutions.
   
03.06.2020 The Smart Systems incubator of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the Chair of Production Systems (LPS) is offering four webinars on the topic of "Founding with Smart Systems" from mid-June to mid-July. Interested parties can register via wsc-smart-systems@lps.rub.de or directly at charlotte.reineke@rub.de
   
25.05.2020 Up-to-date information on the Smart Systems incubator from the Worldfactory Start-Up Center Bochum (WSC) project, in which the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM is involved together with the Chair of Production Systems, can now be found on the incubator's website.
   
25.052020 On the occasion of the 10th Conference on Learning Factories, the paper "Interdisciplinary scientific study programme - Digital Transformation for workers' representatives" was published and is available online als pdf.
   
25.05.2020 In the Spanish publication on the historical and new use of industrial areas, Prof. Wannöffel contributed an essay on the historical development of the automotive industry in the Ruhr area (Hurtado, Javier Tébar / Igual, Joan Gimeno (eds.) 2019: Restos y rastros. Memorias obreras, patrimonio y nuevos usos de los espacios industriales). More
 
    20.03.2020 Prof. Wannöffel's office hours in the summer semester 2020 will take place on Tuesdays from noon till 1.00 pm via Zoom. Students are asked to send their concerns by e-mail to Prof. Wannöffel by the Monday before the office hours. They will then receive the access data for the digital appointment.
       
    03.03.2020 Prof. Wannöffel's office hours will be cancelled on March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020. The next office hours will take place from April 7, 2020.
       
    18.02.2020 The Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the Chair of Production Systems (LPS) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum are represented with an article in the current issue of the journal "Arbeit" (Volume 28, Issue 4). The article focuses on two aspects of the socio-technical transformation process: the importance of training measures for works councils in the context of the transformation of the world of work and the implementation status of Industry 4.0 in industrial companies in North Rhine-Westphalia. The analysis was based on selected data from the successfully completed project „Industrie 4.0 – Mitbestimmen, mitgestalten“ (IMit²).
       
    27.01.2020 Prof. Wannöffel's office hours will be cancelled on January 28 and February 2,2020. 28.01.2020 und 04.02.2020 aus. The next office hours will take place from February 9, 2020.
       
    21.01.2020 In the December 2019/January 2020 issue of the South Africa Labour Bulletin, Anna Conrad and Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel contributed an article on learning factories and their special use at the Ruhr University Bochum. You can find the complete issue of the magazine here.
       
    16.12.2019 The office hours of Prof. Wannöffel will be cancelled on January 28, 2020 and February 4, 2020. The next office hours will take place on February 11, 2020.
       
    12.12.2019 Newsletter of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM - 02/2019
       
    10.12.2019 New EU project: BargainUP
    In November 2019, the collaborative project BargainUp was approved by the European Commission. The research project builds on the findings of the previous project SUNI, in which the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM was already part of the project team. In the SUNI project, the country-specific strategies of the government and trade unions for shaping Industry 4.0 were investigated and manuals for workers' representatives were designed based on the findings. For the two-year follow-up project, which will start in January 2020, the group of research partners, the sectors to be investigated and the cooperating trade unions have been expanded. In addition, BargainUp plans to highlight the impact of digital technologies on social dialogue. This is highly relevant as there is a lack of clarity, in particular, on how the pioneering technologies will affect jobs. For more information on the BargainUp project, please contact Anna Conrad (0234/32-25239) and Tim Harbecke (Tel: 0234/ 32-23526) at the Center of Cooperation RUB/IGM.
       
    10.12.2019 SODITREC: Social Dialogue in the Transforming Economy
    The transdisciplinary, European collaborative project "SODITREC - Social Dialogue in the transforming Economy" started in summer 2019. In addition to the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM, the project partners include universities from Spain, England, Poland and Romania. The aim of the two-year research project is to investigate negotiation processes in the course of company takeovers and thus gain a better understanding of social dialogue in transnational companies. In addition, strategies and positions of employers' organisations will be investigated, as they are largely underrepresented in the research field of industrial relations. Further information on the project partners involved and regarding the current state of research can be found on the project homepage.
       
    04.12.2019 At the Transfer Research Days Zap at the University of Bremen, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture about the concept of the research cooperation of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM on December 3, 2019; more
       
    02.12.2019 Lecturers and students of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Mexico visit the Centre of Cooperaion RUB/IGM
    On November 29, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture on memory cultures of industrial development in the Ruhr region to lecturers and students of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Mexico at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. At the end of 2019, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel received an invitation to the Mexican university to deepen the international cooperation structures in the context of master's degree programmes.
       
    26.11.2019 BMBF closing event Human-Robot Collaboration:
    Participation-oriented introduction and training concept
    On November 19, 2019 two central results of the successfully completed project "Verrichtungsbasierte, digitale Planung kollaborativer Montagesysteme und Integration in variablen Produktionsszenarien"(KoMPI) were presented at the closing event "Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration: Beteiligungsorientierte Einführung und Schulungskonzept" at the LPS Lern- und Forschungsfabrik of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum: an introductory guide for participation-oriented MRK implementation and a training concept for company interest groups. The guide can be downloaded here. In addition, the project atlas "Kompetenz Montage - kollaborativ und wandlungsfähig", which contains the results of all nine collaborative projects of the BMBF funding series of the same name, is available for download here.
       
    18.11.2019 Prof. Wannöffel's office hour will be cancelled on November 19, 2019.
       
    11.11.2019 On November 7, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture at the international conference "El futuro del trabajo y la automatización de los empleos: fábricas de aprendizaje y laboratorios de innovación ciudadana" of the Colegio de la Frontera Norte Tijuana / Mexico: “The role of the RUB Learning and Research Factory as an experimental space in the context of research collaborations between the Centre of Coopertaion RUB/IGM and the RUB Chair of Production Systems.
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    11.11.2019 On October 30, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture on the transdisciplinary research concept of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and to the role of the Learning and Research Factory of the RUB as experimental space of application-oriented research at the colloquiumProf. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture at the Kolleqium "Distance and Commitment - On the Role of Normative Foundations in the Social Sciences" of the Gerhard Weisser Institute at the Institute for Work and Technology / Science Park.
       
    14.10.2019 BMBF closing event Human-Robot Collaboration:Participation-oriented introduction and training concept
    On November 19, the closing event "Human-Robot Collaboration: Participation-Oriented Introduction and Training Concept" will take place at the LPS Learning and Research Factory of the Ruhr University Bochum (Industriestraße 38c, 44894 Bochum). The focus is on the presentation of an introduction guide for participation-oriented MRC implementation and a training concept for company representatives. Both the introduction guide and the training concept are central results of the project "Verrichtungsbasierte, digitale Planung kollaborativer Montagesysteme und Integration in variablen Produktionsszenarien"(KoMPI). The training concept supposed to be feasible in the LPS Learning and Research Factory as well as at interested companies on site, which is why a portable demonstrator will also be presented. The entire event examines the implementation process of MRK systems from a holistic, socio-technical perspective, which is also reflected in the selection of speakers (see flyer). Registrations can be sent directly to Charlotte Reineke of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM (charlotte.reineke@rub.de) until October 31, 2019.
       
    02.10.2019 Further education certificate course on the digitalised world of work for works councils
    "Digitale Transformation: Mitbestimmen. Mitgestalten"
    The first run of the continuing education certificate programme "Digital Transformation" started with the first module on September 30, 2019. This further education course is a joint offer of the Chair of Production Systems, the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM, the Academy of the Ruhr University Bochum gGmbH and the IG Metall Education Centre in Sprockhövel for work councils.
    Press release of the Ruhr-University in Bochum to the opening event
       
    01.10.2019 Digitalisation & Transformation - Certificate Programme (2nd year: April 2020 - August 2021; Application deadline: January 31,2020)
    Further education certificate studies for work councils of the IGM Sprockhövel Education Centre in cooperation with the Academy of the Ruhr University Bochum gGmbH (Akademie RUB), the Learning and Research Factory of the Chair of Production Systems (LPS) and the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM. Programme
       
    01.10.2019 At the 12th ILERA European Congress (September 5-7,2019) at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Anna Conrad from the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM gave a presentation on the possible use of learning factories in human resource management. At the event, scholars* from all over the world exchanged views on various topics in the field of labour relations, employment and industrial relations in Europe.
       
    25.09.2019 Article "Umbruch der Produktionsweise und die Krise des sozialdemokratischen Modells (Upheaval of the Mode of Production and the Crisis of the Social Democratic Model" Author: Manfred Wannöffel published: PROKLA. Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft, Issue Vol. 49 No. 196 (2019)
       
    25.09.2019 At the conference "Bochum auf dem Prüfstand "Blume im Revier?" at the Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture on the topic "Vor Arbeit ganz grau? Die Arbeitswelt gestern, heute und morgen (The world of work yesterday, today and tomorrow)" on September 24, 2019. See also the thesis paper and the presentation.
       
    20.09.2019 6. Bochumer Disput - DIE GRENZEN VON TOLERANZ (BORDERS OF TOLERANCE)
    The 6th Bochum Dispute sheds light on how social transformation processes affect our understanding of tolerance..
    Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 pm, Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets, Clemensstraße 17-19, 44789 Bochum - flyer
       
    16.09.2019 Lecture at the NRW Dialog Forum 2019
    The NRW Dialog Forum 2019 presented by the Research Institute for Social Advancement (FGW) took place in Düsseldorf with the title "Freiheit der Wissenschaft in gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung (Freedom of Science in Social Responsibility)" on 12 September.
    At this event, Marvin Schäfer from the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM presented the participation-oriented, transdisciplinary transfer concept using the example of the successfully completed project "Industrie 4.0: Mitbestimmen - mitgestalten" (IMit²) funded by the FGW.
    The presentation of the lecture can be found here.The results of the project IMit² can be seen in the form of the detailed study and the four page Impuls.
       
    26.08.2019 SUMMER SCHOOL of the Catholic-Theologic-Faculty of the Ruhr-University Bochum from September 2-5, 2019 -
    Event Bible /Ethics /Economics - Topic Work
    Prof. Wannöffel will give a lecture on the topic: Digitalisation of the world of work - how we will work in the future (September 3, 2019 - Start 7.00 pm - Location GABF 04/71
    Programme
       
    26.08.2019 Further education for works councils at the Ruhr-Uni-Bochum
    In addition to many trade union continuing education trainings, universities offer substantiated continuing education for works councils that is based on scientific findings. The following pages of the Hans Böckler Foundation provide an insight into the further education courses offered at German universities, in particular certificate courses and seminars that are offered specifically for the target group of works councils. The RUB is involved with four offers.
       
    19.08.2019 An interdisciplinary group of Chinese students visited the LPS Learning and Research Factory at RUB. Anna Conrad from the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and Henning Oberc from the Chair of Production Systems conducted the day event, which took place as part of the two-week Summer School. Impressions and more information can be found here
       
    18.07.2019 The office hours of Prof. Wannöffel will take place on
    July 23, 30 and September 17, and October 8 - from noon to 1:00 pm
       
    09.07.2019 Newsletter of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM - 01/2019
       
    08.07.2019 Annual Report 2018 of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM
       
    01.07.2019 Lecture at the Working Group on Work Design and Research of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA)
    Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture at the meeting of the Working Group on Work Design and Research of the BDA in Berlin on the topic of "Industrial relations and work design in the working world of the future" on June 26.
    presentation pdf
       
    01.07.2019 Symposium "Vocational education and training in times of academisation"
    Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a presentation on "(Vocational) education system in transition: shifts in the education landscape" at the expert conference "Vocational education and training in times of academisation" of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in Bonn on June 25, 2019.
    presentation pdf
       
    01.07.2019 IG Metall's training of key staff (IGM)
    Main officials from various branches of IG Metall (IGM) were once again sensitised to new technologies, possible fears of employees, opportunities and challenges in connection with Industry 4.0 and the changes in the world of work and given interdisciplinary training in the learning and research factory of the LPS from June, 17-19, 2019. In the future, they will act as multipliers in their respective offices, can pass on their newly acquired knowledge and integrate the learning factory into their educational work.
       
    01.07.2019

    MES workshop

    The IG Metall Frankfurt, Future of Work Department, the Chair of Production Systems and the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM offered the MES practical workshop "Options for action by the works council in the introduction of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)" on June 12-13, 2019. The workshop took place in the Learning and Research Factory of the Chair of Production Systems at the Ruhr University Bochum. It was targeted at works councils who have already had contact with MES or will have contact with it in the near future, and was intended to sensitise them to opportunities and challenges.
       
    01.07.2019 South African delegation visits Bochum
    A delegation of South African trade unionists* visited the LPS Learning and Research Factory on June 7, 2019,. Anna Conrad (RUB/IGM) and Henning Oberc (LPS) presented the labour policy concept of the learning factory and led through various practical exercises in which the role and importance of co-determination and participation were discussed, also with regard to different site conditions. The event took place in the framework of a six-day trip to Germany organised by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the IG Metall Executive Board, FB Transnational Trade Union Policy and FB Company Policy.
       
    01.07.2019 Day seminar in cooperation with IG Metall Sprockhövel (IGM)l
    A group of works council members from the region visited the Learning and Research Factory as part of a multi-day seminar at the IG Metall education centre in Sprockhövel on May 15, 2019. Anna Conrad (Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM) and Henning Oberc (LPS) accompanied the day-long training, during which the participants were able to experience and discuss possible changes, opportunities and challenges of new technologies and the digitalisation of the world of work by means of several practical exercises.
       
    29.05.2019 Second automotive conference of IG Metall Küste in Bremen
    The Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM presented the concept of the labour policy learning and research factory and the successfully completed project "Arbeit und Innovation (Work and Innovation)" on May 14, 2019. At the event, questions of the transformation of the automotive sector were discussed with representatives from politics, economy and environmental associations. Programme
       
    28.05.2019 The publication "Co-determination - An interdisciplinary concept to train PhD students from different disciplines", presented by Anna Conrad at this year's ninth Conference on Learning Factories in Braunschweig, is now available: online pdf .
       
    21.05.2019 Prof. Wannöffel's office hours is cancelled on May 21, 2019.
       
    20.05.2019 The concept of research cooperation
    Article by Prof. Manfred Wannöffel published in DENK-doch-MAL.de - the online magazine for work-education-society.
    Edited by IG Metall Executive Board and ver.di Federal Administration
    You can find the article here here.
       
    09.05.2019 A delegation of trade union secretaries and metal union leaders from Japan visited the LPS Learning and Research Factory on April 30, 2019. Together with Henning Oberc from the LPS, Anna Conrad from the RUB/IGM Joint Working Group presented the Bochum concept of the labour policy learning factory. The event was organised by the IG Metall Executive Board, FB Transnational Trade Union Policy, and was part of an information and networking trip lasting several days.
       
    30.04.2019 On 1 May -
    "Working Paper from the Commission "Memory Cultures of Social Democracy"published by the Hans Böckler Foundation - Authors: Ulrich Heinemann, Manfred Wannöffel – April 2019
    Soziale Demokratie.Begriff, Elemente, Entwicklung und Bedeutung für die Erinnerungskultur.
    (Social democracy.concept, elements, development and significance for the culture of remembrance).
    In this working paper, the authors discuss the concept, selected elements and the currently crisis-ridden lines of development of social democracy. They also ask about the significance of social democracy for the revitalisation of memory and democratic culture in Germany. Download
       
       
    10.04.2019 At this year's ninth Conference on Learning Factories at TU Braunschweig (March 26-28), Anna Conrad from the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM presented an interdisciplinary seminar concept for the training of doctoral candidates in various disciplines. In cooperation with the LPS Learning and Research Factory, this concept offers doctoral students the opportunity to further qualify in the context of Industry 4.0 and the related changes in the world of work. More than 100 participants from all over the world exchanged views on new research results, didactic concepts or technology applications in learning factories at the conference. Presentation as pdf
       
    10.04.2019 On March 18, 2019, the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM took part in the Ruhr Conference - thematic forum "Future Value Work": developing ideas and strategies for the future of work.
    At the "thyssenkrupp Quartier" in Essen, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel presented the concept of the LPS learning factory of the Ruhr University Bochum and spoke about potentials of the university and further education for the Ruhr Area.
       
    08.04.2019 At the Spring Conference of the DGS Working and Industrial Sociology section: "Work (s) - Structural Break: Addressing Structural Breaks in Regional Working Environments" Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture on "The Design of Industrial Restructuring Processes through Active Works Council Management" on April 5, 2019 in Nürnberg, more:
       
    01.04.2019 On March 29, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel presented The Palgrave Handbook of Workers 'Participation at Plant Level (Berger / Pries / Wannöffel eds.) at the" XIV Global Labor University Conference" at the University of Economics and Law in Berlin. Program and presentation as pdf
       
    19.03.2019 On June 12 - 13, 2019, the Chair of Production Systems, the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the IG Metall trade union offer the MES practice workshop: Opportunities for the Works Council to introduce Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The workshop will take place in the Learning Factory of the Chair of Production Systems of the Ruhr-University Bochum.
    Target group: Works councils who have already had contact with MES or will have it in the foreseeable future
    Registration until 10.05.2019
       
    07.03.2019 Tagung "Gestaltwandel von Arbeit – Wandel von Arbeit gestalten: Umbrüche, Instrumente und Akteure in digitalen Zeiten" eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung von Netzwerk Arbeitsforschung NRW und Digitalisierung von Arbeit.
    zum Thema Implementation und Weiterentwicklung digitaler Techniken wird Prof. Dr. Dieter Kreimeier gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel an der Podiumsdiskussion mit einen Beitrag zum Thema Lernfabriken teilnehmen. Das Programm finden Sie hier. Die kostenlose Tagung findet statt am 9. Mai 2019 - 9.30 - 19.00 Uhr im Townhouse Düsseldorf
    Online-Anmeldung bis zum 24. April 2019
    Conference "Shape changing of Work - Shaping Change from Work: Changes, Instruments and Actors in Digital Times" is a joint event of Netzwerk Arbeitsforschung NRW and Digitalisierung von Arbeit. On the topic of implementation and further development of digital techniques Prof. Dr. Dieter Kreimeier will participate together with Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel in the panel discussion with a contribution to the subject of learning factories. The program can be found here. The free conference will take place on 9 May 2019 - 9.30 am - 7 pm in the Townhouse Düsseldorf
    Online registration until April 24, 2019                        
       
    06.03.2019 Closing event "Work and Innovation" at IG Metall in Frankfurt
    From the January 31 until January 1, the transdisciplinary project "Work and Innovation: Strengthening Competences, Shaping the Future" was concluded with a festive event after a total of three years in Frankfurt am Main. More than 200 former participants, education co-ordinators, the IG Metall project team and high-ranking political, trade union and academic representatives met at IG Metall headquarters to look back at the project and discuss the transfer of the gained knowledge to the future. Selected companies had the opportunity to present their implementation projects. Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel and Anna Conrad from the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM and Prof. Dr.  Dieter Kreimeier and Henning Oberc from the Chair of Production Systems were invited as discussants and guests. Manfred Wannöffel spoke at the podium discussion with Irene Schulz (board member of IG Metall) and Dr. Rudolf Luz (FB-Head of Operational Policy) on the ongoing relevance of the cooperation agreement, the importance of work-related content in the further education of works councils and the special role that the learning factory of the Chair of Production Systems of the RUB will continue to play in the future.
       
    04.03.2019 As part of the Open Day of the Ruhr-University Bochum on March 22, 2019, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture for prospective students on "Digitalization of working environments - how we will work in the future". Time: 11:45 - 12:15 - Location: GD 04/520
    More information about the open day, see: https://studium.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/de/tag-der-offenen-tuer-2019-willkommen
       
    04.03.2019 On February 27, 2019, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel gave a lecture at the 3rd coordination meeting of the joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on human-robot cooperation on the status of the subproject "Co-determination aspects including the representation of the interests of employees", presentation as pdf
       
    04.03.2019 SODITREC - Social Dialogue in the Transforming Economy
    On June 1, 2019, the transdisciplinary, European cooperative project "SODITREC - Social Dialogue in the Transforming Economy" starts. In addition to the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM, the project partners include universities from Spain, England, Poland and Romania. This diversity of the two-year research project makes a significant contribution to a better understanding of European social dialogue, with regard to transformation processes in highly relevant EU companies - especially from the automotive and steel industries. The first phases of the EU project will be discussed in July together with the project partners and the partner organizations ETUI and Industry. All partners will gather at the kick-off meeting at the University of Oviedo.
       
    04.03.2019
    hbs rubigm lps
    Further education - work and co-determination 4.0
    In April 2019, the further education program, which is aimed at doctoral candidates, postdocs and students in the final phase, begins.
    Registration until 17.03.2019 - more information and module descriptions
       
    24.01.2019 New Release: The Palgrave Handbook of Workers' Participation at Plant Level
    Together with Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger (Institute of Social Movements / Foundation History of the Ruhr Area) and Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries (Chair of Sociology / Organization, Migration and Co-Determination,) Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM has published a handbook on corporate participation and employee participation from a global perspective. The 620-page handbook The Palgrave Handbook of Workers' Participation at Plant Level is now published by the Palgrave Macmillan Publishing House (New York). It includes both historical and conceptual contributions as well as over 20 country chapters by renowned authors worldwide, which deal with fundamental and future trends of participation and employee participation from a national perspective in the context of economic globalization and the digitization of working environments. The creation of the manual was supported by the Friedrich-Ebert and the Hans.Böckler Foundation, see: https: //www.palgrave. co m / us / book / 9781137481917
       
    12.12.2018 Newsletter of the Centre of Cooperation RUB/IGM – 02/2018
       
    11.12.2018 From November 27-29, 2018, a study trip with the international partners from the SUNI project took place in Bochum. The three-day exchange with Italian, Spanish and Swedish scientists and trade unionists was organized by the Office of Cooperation RUB / IGM with the aim of presenting trade union strategies and projects for shaping industrial production work in Germany. In addition to a visit to the LPS learning factory in Bochum and a factory tour of the coking plant Schwelgern in Duisburg, the projects Work and Innovation (Arbeit und Innovation) and Work 2020 (Arbeit 2020) were presented and the gained experiences were discussed with the European guests within the framework of a panel of experts. Further information on the SUNI project can be found on the project website (http://suniproject.adapt.it).
       
    11.12.2018 Successful conclusion of the project Adaption
    On November 26-27, the final milestone of the project Adaption funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research took place. Scientists and users presented the results of the successful project, including the Office of Cooperation RUB / IGM.  In next spring, the results will be made available to the wider public in an anthology. At the center of the project was the maturity-based migration to Industry 4.0 in the company. The Office of Cooperation RUB / IGM was involved in the topics of employee participation, in digitization solutions and their acceptance in the workforce, and worked out solutions for the successful participation of employees in implementation processes of digitization projects. Final presentation of LPS, GAS and TuDo as pdf
       
    03.12.2018 Article ‘Engineering education and digitization - New profession in the concept of learning in the learning factory ‘ by Bernd Kaßebaum and Manfred Wannöffel in collaboration with Tim Harbecke (Office of Cooperation RUB / IGM), published in Dobischat et al. (Ed.), Bildung 2.1 für Arbeit 4.0?, Bildung und Arbeit 6, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, a part of Springer Nature 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23373-0Article as pdf
       
    29.11.2018 Within the framework of an event organized by the Department of Education of the Industrial Union of Mining, Chemistry and Energy, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel presented the transdisciplinary concept the Office of Cooperation RUB / IGM on November 27, 2018, in Bad Münder. The main topics of the discussion were the expansion of cooperation with the IG BCE, in particular with the Adolf-Schmidt-Bildungszentrum Haltern am See in 2019. Presentation as pdf
       
    29.11.2018 At invitation of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel presented concepts and activities of the DGB trade unions on the topic of ‘organizing’ on November 22-23 in Sao Paulo (Foto) . The focus was on the project ‘Work and Innovation’, which the Industrial Metal Union conducted in cooperation with the Ruhr-University Bochum. - more
       
    21.11.2018 In October 2018 Dr. Gernot Mühge, an employee of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU, was awarded with the Science Prize of the Foundation ‘Education and Employment’ for his dissertation on the topic: "How the company’s internal employment exchange prevents job lossest". Gernot Mühge demonstrated in his dissertation, that the instrument works. If the internal power play succeeds. See the press release of the Ruhr-University in Bochum
       
    14.11.2018 On November 15, 2018 Prof Dr. Manfred Wannöffel will participate at the international conference „Scene and Screen Cultural Representations of the Industrial Past “ of the partner university Oviedo in Gijón, see program. The lecture is about the memory of labour cultures in the Ruhr Area. 
    Lecture as pdf.
       
    13.11.2018 From November 6-8 the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU was represented at the German Work Council Day 2018 and presented together with the Department of Production Systems the learning factories’ concept and the collaborative project “Work + Innovation: Strengthening Skills - Shaping the Future” at the IMU booth to interested work councils and political representatives.
       
    13.11.2018 Day of Participation at the Bauhaus University in Weimar For the first time the “Day of Participation” took place at Bauhaus university in Weimar on November 8. It was about opportunities for participation for all interest groups of the university with the focus on open communication. In this context “the Guiding Principle Democratic and Social University” of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation was presented and discussed by the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU.
    Lecture as pdf
       
    05.11.2018 "Participation and Democracy in working environments“. In this article – published in the journal “Political education” 3/2018 – Tim Harbecke, Günter Schneider and Manfred Wannöffel explain goals of the teaching collaboration between the Ruhr-University in Bochum and Work and Life NRW in the context of the master program „Management and Regulation of Work, Economy and Organization“ (MaRAWO) from the Faculty of Social Science. Article as pdf
       
    30.10.2018 On October 30-31, 2018 first results of the project "Work and Innovation" were presented to a broad audience at the IMU transformation congress in the congress center in Bonn. The publication "TO SHAPE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION" (Author Dr. Gernot Mühge)includes operational, good practical examples on how work councils and employees can actively codesign changing processes in their companies. The brochure can be found here
       
    29.10.2018 The consultation hour of Prof. Dr. Wannöffel is cancelled on October 30, 2018.
       
    29.10.2018 The results of the country-specific research paper on strategies of trade unions for the (Co-)design of industry 4.0 from the transdisciplinary project SUNI – Smart Unions for New Industry, were now summarized and published in a cross-country report by our Italian project partners. The results can be seen on the homepage of the project (http://suniproject.adapt.it).
       
    24.10.2018 Cafeteria-System Method components offer from the Faculty of Social Science during fall semester 2018/19
    On January 18, 2019 – 2.15 pm- 5 pm – GD E1/236 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel
    Transdisciplinary research on the digitalization of work environment: Concept – Methods – empirical results - 
    Registration via CampusOffice
    Contact: cafeteria-system@sowi.rub.de
    Current programm
       
    15.10.2018 The consultation hour of Prof. Dr. Wannöffel is cancelled on June 19, 2018.
       
    11.10.2018 International conference on cultures of remembrance 
    on October 19, 2018 in Barcelona. At this conference Prof. Wannöffel gave a lecture on the Ruhr area.
    Program and lecture
       
    11.10.2018 Industry 4.0: Codeterminate - Codesign (IMit²) 
    In the context of the second conference on digital production at the Rhine-Waal University on October 10, 2018 the central results of the successfully completed project Industry 4.0: Codeterminate - Codesign (IMit²) were presented. This joint project of the Department of Production System, the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU and the Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH has analyzed the changes of work environment in the dimensions of technology, organization and staff due to the progressive digitalization. The data was based on information from executives, working councils and employees from 51 north-Rhine-Westphalian industrial corporations.
    Lecture by Marvin Schäfer
    Here you can find the presentations as well as poster of the accompanying exhibition 
       
    01.10.2018 In collaboration between the Ruhr-University in Bochum and the educational center of IMU in Sprockhövel the certificate study for work councils "Digital Transformation – Codetermination – Co-design" is offered. It starts in September 2019 and involves nine modules. The participants receive a certificate with Credit Points of the Ruhr-University Bochum after a successful completion. More
    You can find the complete educational program of IMU here.
       
    01.10.2018 Work + Innovation – The seminar concept of the learning factory in Bochum -
    The seminar concept of the learning factory in Bochum is a product of the project “Work and Innovation +> Strengthening Skills, Shaping the Future”( A+I) of IMU in cooperation with the Ruhr-University in Bochum. Aim of the projects which are supported by the European Social Fund for Germany (ESF) and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) is to qualify operational experts in Work 4.0. Here you can find the publication as a pdf
       
    25.09.2018 On occasion of the 9th BilRess-Networking conference on the topic "Learning and teaching in learning laboratories and learning factories – practical ways of building up resources“, which took place on September 18, 2018 at the technical university Mittelhessen in Friedberg/Frankfurt, Andrea Bianchi-Weinand presented the project "Learning factories in universities“which is funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation and carried out by the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU together with the Department for Production Systems and the Chair of Sociology, Work and economy.
       
    25.09.2018 LABOR.A 2018 platform “Work of the Future” event of the Hans-Boeckler-Foundation on September 13, 2018 in Berlin under the slogan ‘Meet the expert on the market of possibilities’ Prof. Wannöffel gave a lecture on the subject of "Codetermination and co-design in the industry 4.0" - and shared the research findings of a survey with employees, work councils and CEOs of north rhine-westphalian industrial companies.
    Program

    Here you can find the presentation
    The article was published in the journal Codetermination of the Hans-Böckler Foundation
       
    19.09.2018 From September 12-14, 2018, the first trainings for full-timers of the IMU took place in the learning factory of the department of production systems at the RUB. The training with the heading “Digitalization and work design in practice – labor political learning factory” originated from the collaborative project “Work and Innovation: Strengthening Skills, Shaping the Future” and was imbedded into the educational program of the IMU for the first time. Beside members of work councils and employers’ representatives, full-timers should be educated prospectively as multipliers in the area of industry 4.0, networking and digitalization and be sensitized for their impact on the working environment.
       
    30.08.2018
    Continuing studies – Work and codetermination 4.0
    In December 2018, the further education course begins, which is addressed at PhD students and Postoc’s.
    Closing date for applications: October 1, 2018 - more information and description of modules
       
    19.07.2018 The consultation hour of Prof. Wannöffel takes place on
    July 31, September 11, and October 9, 2018 - from noon to 1:00 pm
       
    10.07.2018 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - 01/2018
       
    10.07.2018 New release "Learning to shape Industry 4.0 – Using learning factories for the work of trade unions"
    Research collaboration with the department “future of work” of IMU director’s board – assistance for the design of unionist educational work Brochure as pdf
       
    10.07.2018 Annual report 2017 of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU
       
    28.06.2018 Continuing Studies: Innovation through codetermination
    7th season of continuing studies for work councils: The Industrial Metal Union, the Academy of the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU and the DGB-Bildungswerk NRW present another year of continuing studies for work councils. – Start September 27, 2018 – closing date for applications July 31, 2018 - Schedule/Application
       
    28.06.2018 “Participation-oriented design of Industry 4-0 – Introductions” Authors: Kathrin Filipiak, Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - Dr. Jörg Abel, TU Dortmund
    Article published in ifaa / operational practice & Labor Research Institute for Applied Labor Science e.V. 233 – 2018
    Article as pdf
       
    28.06.2018 Industry 4.0 – Codeterminate, Codesign (IMit²)
    In the context of IMit², a collaborative project of the Department of Production Systems, the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU and the Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH, managers, employees and work councils from 51 north-Rhine-Westphalian industrial corporations were consulted regarding past and expected changes in the work environment induced by Industry 4.0 scenarios.
    The study published by the research Institute for the Development of Society (e.V.) in Düsseldorf with detailed results of the successfully completed project is now available as well as the compressed results for the dimensions technology, organization and staff. Both results can be found here.
       
    18.06.2018 5. Bochumer Dispute "The interconnection between war and conflicts of globalization and the burden of responsibility” The fifth Bochumer Dispute examines the interconnection between war and conflicts of globalization, by bringing different points of view into conversation with each other.
    Tuesday, 19th of June 2018, 6:00 pm, House for the History of the Ruhr, Clemensstraße 17-19, 44789 Bochum - more
       
    18.06.2018 The consultation hour of Prof. Dr. Wannöffel is cancelled on June 19, 2018.
       
    18.06.2018 Böckler Impuls Issue 10/2018
    Article "Work councils – How further training works”
       
    12.06.2018 2nd BiennialeConference, Hans-Boeckler-Foundation
    WZB Berlin, 11thof June, 2018
    Lecture by Prof. Dr. Wannöffel "What Does Co-Determination Do? What Can We Learn from Research?" Lectures as pdf
       
    11.06.2018 Reopening of the new learning and research factory of the Ruhr-University in Bochum
    On Tuesday, 5th of June 2018, the new learning and research factory (LFF) of the center for production systems of Ruhr-University Bochum opened at Industriestr. 38C, taking over the former location of an ex-tool-wholesaler. More than 160 visitors from industry, trade union and science came to the opening ceremony. More information
    Press release of the RUB
       
    04.06.2018 The consultation hour of Prof. Dr. Wannöffel is cancelled on June 5, 2018.
       
    04.06.2018 At the invitation of the university Oviedo / Spain, Prof. Dr. Wannöffel gave a lecture about “Memorias culturales de la cuenca de Ruhr: Del carbón, el acero y el automóvil a la ciencia” on June 1st, 2018.
    You can find the presentation here
       
    28.05.2018 Article "Development of a learning factory concept to train participants regarding digital and human centered decision support" on occasion of the 8th Conference on Learning Factories on April 12-13, 2018 in Patras
    Authors: Henning Oberc, Melissa Reuter, Prof. Dr. Wannöffel, Prof. Dr. Bernd Kuhlenkötter
    Published by : Procedia Manufacturing 23 (2018), pp. 165-170 Article as pdf
       
    08.05.2018 At the invitation of the department "Transnational Trade Union Politics“ of the IMU director’s board, Prof. Dr. Wannöffel accompanied a “Fact-Finding-Mission” of the Industrial Metal Union in India (Mumbai, Pune, New-Delhi) from first to fifth May 2018. Aim of the research journey was the development of possible action fields for the transnational work of trade union of IMU in India during the fast-paced process of catching up with industrialization.
       
    25.04.2018 2nd Biennial Conference on June 11th, 2018 on the topic "What Does Co-Determination Do? What Can We Learn from Research? - Hans Böckler Foundation in cooperation WZB Social Science Center: Lecture by Prof. Dr. Wannöffel "Continuous Qualification of Workers’ Representatives as a Social Challenge Facing Co-Determination" Program
       
    23.04.2018 German Historical Institut in Rome – Conference from April 18th - 20th, 2018
    Lecture by Prof. Dr. Wannöffel on April 19 2018 on the topic:
    Deindustrialization: The Structural Transformation of Nord-Ovestand the Ruhr Valley in Comparative Perspective Forms of Glocalization: Economic Globalization and Political Regulation:
    The Role of Labour Relations in the Process of Deindustrialization in the Ruhr - Lecture as pdf
       
    16.04.2018 Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel’s office hour will be cancelled on April 17, 2018.
       
    04.04.2018 The central results of the successfully completed project Industrie 4.0 – Mitbestimmen, mitgestalten (IMit²), with the dimensions technology, organization and personnel can now be viewed here. Within the framework of IMit², a joint project of the Chair of Production Systems, the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH, managers, employees and works councils of 51 North Rhine-Westphalian industrial companies were asked about the previous and expected changes in the world of work by industry 4.0 scenarios.
       
    21.03.2018 Article - Lernfabriken an Hochschulen (Learning Factories at Universities) Authors: Andrea Bianchi-Weinand, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel
    Especially against the background of digitalization of the working world, learning factories are becoming more and more important in training and further education. They integrate vocational learning approaches into scientific education and training and are also gaining in importance for transdisciplinary research and training.
    Article published in: berufsbildung, Zeitschrift für Theorie-Praxis-Dialog,  Heft 169 (2018), S. 6-7.
    Article as pdf
       
    19.02.2018 February 21st, 2018 - 8.00 pm - Schauspielhaus Bochum
    Auf der Suche nach der Arbeiterklasse (In search of working class)
    As part of a three-part event led by Tom Thelen and Simon Meisenreis, which aims to look for "the" worker between romanticisation and disgracefulness and to visualize social change in art and culture, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel will be a guest at the Eve Bar of the Schauspielhaus Bochum on February 21st, 2018. Together with Dr. Yannik Kalff from the University of Osnabrück, he discusses changes in the working world caused by digitisation and industry 4.0, as well as possible opportunities for solidarity and social freedom.
       
    19.02.2018 SUNI – Smart Unions for New Industry
    The kick-off meeting of the international transdisciplinary joint project "SUNI - Smart Unions for New Industry" will start in Rome on February 20th, 2018. Representatives of universities, trade unions and research institutions from Italy, Spain, Sweden and Germany - represented by the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM - will take part. The aim of the EU-funded project is to analyse the scope of action of employee representations in a country by country comparison in order to proactively meet the challenges of an increasing digitisation of work. The European project focuses on the elaboration of human-centered approaches for the development of future industrial work. The project focuses on the work of the LPS Learning Factory at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The transdisciplinary research cooperation will run for 18 months and will end in the summer of 2019.
       
    12.02.2018 February 9th, 2018 - Closing lecture „Industrie 4.0: Mitbestimmen – mitgestalten“
    as part of the conference DERFAKTOR MENSCH‘ IN DER MENSCH-MASCHINE-INTERAKTION - Schnittstellen zwischen Mensch und Technik aus geistes- und technikwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven (The human factor in the man-machine interaction - interfaces between people and technology from the humanities and engineering perspectives).
       
    12.02.2018 Co-determination in the introduction of human-robot-collaborations: KomPi
    At the beginning of 2018, a new research cooperation with the Chair of Production Systems (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kuhlenkötter) started within the framework of the BMBF-funded joint project "Verrichtungsbasierte, digitale Planung kollaborativer Montagesysteme und Integration von variablen Produktionsszenarien" (KomPi). The aim of the project is to develop and validate a model works agreement taking into account the co-determination aspects (work organisation, qualification, occupational health and safety, data protection) with the involvement of the IG Metall department Zukunft der Arbeit. The result is an implementation guide that will serve as a guideline for industrial entrepreneurs and members of works councils when introducing MRK systems into production. The research cooperation will run for a period of 24 months and will end on December 31, 2019.
       
    25.01.2018 Prof. Dr. Manfred Wannöffel’s next office hours will be on February 6th and 27th and April 10th, 2018 (12.00 pm – 1.00 pm).
       
    23.01.2018 Tthe central results of the successfully completed joint project Industrie 4.0 – Mitbestimmen, mitgestalten (IMit²) were presented at the FGW Research Institute for Social Development in Düsseldorf on January 19th, 2018. The Chair of Production Systems, the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM and the Institut für Informationsmanagement Bremen GmbH have been involved in this project.
    The study focuses on the current and expected changes in the world of work caused by industry 4.0 scenarios. The empirical research results address the entire socio-technical field of tension with the dimensions technology, organisation and personnel and can be viewed here.
       
       

     

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