DGWF

Deutsche Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche
Weiterbildung und Fernstudium e. V.

German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education

     
 
   

General Information


Membership and Objectives

The German Association for University Continuing and Distance Education (Deutsche Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Fernstudium e.V - former: Arbeitskreis Universitäre Erwachsenenbildung - AUE) is a national association of about 270 institutions and individuals including universities and continuing education bodies in Germany. About 15 members come from other European countries. According to its statutes, the aim of this registered non-profit association is the promotion, co-ordination and representation of continuing and distance education sustained by universities and other institutions of the higher education system. Part of this is also the promotion of research and lecturing in this field. The DGWF is recently paying increased attention to the role new media in its fields and to university lifelong learning. The DGWF is a member of the European Universities Continuing Education Network (EUCEN).

The DGWF is not only an association representing its members. It is also a working group, exercising manifold public tasks, especially in the field of information and counselling. Part of this is, of course, an engagement in the further extension and improvement of the continuing education facilities of its members, and also the attempt to influence processes of decisions in the field of educational politics in the direction of better general conditions for a further development of the supply of scientific continuing education.

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Activities

The DGWF tries to achieve these aims by

  • editing publications (information and documentation ),
  • organizing conferences, workshops, meetings and symposia,
  • offering advice to institutions and individuals,
  • providing recommendations and comments,
  • carrying out investigations and projectwork

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Executive Bodies and Working Groups

Steering Committee

Dr. Beate Hörr, Universität Mainz, Chairperson
Dr. Ursula Bade-Becker, Universität Bielefeld, Deputy Chairperson
Prof. Dr. Andrä Wolter, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deputy Chairperson

Assessors of the Steering Committee:

Dr. Andreas Fischer, Universität Bern
Dr. Annette Strauß, Hochschulverbund Distance Learning (HDL), Brandenburg, c/o Agentur für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Wissenstransfer - AWW e. V.
Akad. Direktor Helmut Vogt, Universität Hamburg

Dr. Michaela Zilling, Universität Oldenburg

Other Members of the Steering Committee:

Speakers of the sections according to section 11 of the statute

Advisory Board:

Dr. Elmar Schultz, Hochschulrektorenkonferenz - HRK (German Rectors' Conference), Bonn
Dr. Dorothee Buchhass-Birkholz, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Berlin
Dr. Bernd Kaßebaum, IG Metall Vorstand, Ressort Bildungs- und Qualifizierungspolitik (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), Frankfurt/Main
Dr. Achim Weber, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Weiterbildung, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz; für den Sachausschuss Hochschulen der Kultusministerkonferenz - KMK (Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany), Bonn
Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader, Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung - DIE (German Institute for Adult Education), Bonn
Dr. Irene Seling, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände - BDA (Confederacy of German Employers' Associations), Berlin
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Burghilde Wieneke-Toutaoui, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin; für den Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. - VDI (Association of German Engineers), Düsseldorf
Dr. Ingrid Schöll, Volkshochschule Bonn, für den Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. - DVV (German Confederacy of Volkshochschulen), Bonn
N. N., representing the Science of Adult and Continuing Education

Sections:

Working Group of Institutions for Continuing Education at Universities/Fachhochschulen (AG-E)
Speaker: Karla Kamps-Haller, Hochschule RheinMain, Wiesbaden
Section for Distance Education  (AG-F) Speaker: Dr. Burkhard Lehmann, FernUniversität Hagen
Federal Working Association Scientific Continuing Education for Mature Adults (BAG WiWA)
Speaker: Silvia Dabo-Cruz, Universität des 3. Lebensalters, Frankfurt/Main

State-Groups:

Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg
1st Speaker: Dr. Ulrich Wacker, Akademie für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung an der Universität Konstanz
Landesgruppe für Berlin und Brandenburg
1st Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Peer-Olaf Kalis, Technische Universität Berlin

Landesgruppe Hessen
1st Speaker: Dr. Silke Vergara, Universität Kassel

Landesgruppe Nord für die Länder Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen und Schleswig-Holstein
1st Speaker: Annekatrin Mordhorst, Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel
Landesgruppe Nordrhein-Westfalen
1st Speaker: Dr. rer. nat. Jörg Teichert, Technische Universität Dortmund

Landesgruppe Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland
1st Speaker: Dr. Margot Klinkner, Zentralstelle für Fernstudien an Fachhochschulen - ZFH, Koblenz

Statute

You can find the statute of the DGWF (in the original German version) if you klick here!

 

 

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