People, 1. -  3. October 1998
Marlis Dürkop


Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung

Abstract: Knowledge and Culture as Competence

Knowledge and Occupation From the perspective of European, national and state politics, today, after a phase of strict technical optimisation, man is also a point of focus, in addition to the concern for coping with challenges by means of new technologies.

- the media sector as an employment market
- new requirement profiles and professional fields
- improving the transfer of knowledge and technology

New education - new competence Traditional institutions of education such as school and university refuse to passively accept their impending loss of importance as communicators of knowledge. They are developing suitable offers scholastic projects training and advanced training in universities research

Prospects Adjusting to market conditions is not enough. The functional transformation of knowledge is a severe test for public education. Competence in selection - a new basic qualification Virtual versus social competence The foreseeable cleavage of society into the knowledgeable and the uninformed

Biography: Marlis Dürkop (*1943, Braunschweig) is Municipal Councillor for Science and Research in Hamburg. She studied sociology, psychology and publicity at the Free University Berlin. Since 1978 she is a professor at the School for Social Work and Social Theory of Education in Berlin (main field: atypical behaviour) and was rector of this specialised institution of higher learning from 1986 to 1990. From 1991 to 1992 she was a member of the chamber of deputies of Berlin and scientific-political speaker of the parliamentary group League 90/The Greens (environmentalists). Thereafter (from 1992 to 1996) she was President of the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 1996 and 1997 she had a professorship for Cultural Practice and Study of Sexes at the Cultural Science Department of the Humboldt University of Berlin. Since the beginning of 1998 she is municipal councillor at the Office of Science and Research in the Free and Hansa town of Hamburg.
Institution: Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung