University of Innsbruck

DK-X-Change
University Center Obergurgl 25.7. – 29.7. 2022

The next DK-X-Change takes place from 7. -11. July 2023 - registration will start in March 2023

The DK-X-Change (Doktoratskollegs-X-Change) is a week dedicated to writing and networking among the Doctoral Colleges (DC) of the University of Innsbruck.

Surrounded by the impressive scenery of the Ötztaler Alps, participants enjoy plenty of opportunities to learn ‘how to’, improve and make progress in writing in the form of a writing retreat. The DK-X-Change also offers not only opportunities to work constructively in the DCs, but also to network and enjoy nature, culture and a social program.

Registration

Registration is open until 20th June 2022.

Retrospective

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Sitzkreis
Alpenkulisse

To take part in this week each Doctoral College has to be represented by at least two faculty members and a representative number of PhDs  students (please coordinate internally).

Accommodation costs must be paid by the participants or be arranged within the DC. 

Accommodation costs incl. half board & tax:

  • regular price 75,50€ per night = 305,-€ per week (4 nights)
  • employees 69,50€ per night = 278,-€ per week
  • students 63,50€ per night = 254,-€ per week
  • children up to 12 years 34,-€ per night = 136,-€ per week
  • single room surcharge 34,-€ per night

Participants who are able to attend the whole week will take precedence.

Families welcome: Childcare is available for the week if there is sufficient demand, please contact us if needed.

Monday 25.7.2022

14.00 – 16.00

Introduction & Speed Poster Session
Moderator: Florian Westreicher & Günter Scheide 
Place: Auditorium of the University Center Obergurgl (UZO)

1 Slide - 60 seconds 
In an entertaining round the participants, students and faculty, present their respective (most recent / pressing) research question in 60 seconds with ONE PowerPoint slide (16:9 landscape format - Template can be downloaded here in July).
Participants introduce themselfs to colleagues and get to know each other.

The template can be found here https://fileshare.uibk.ac.at/d/876200dba08b4c12baeb/
and please upload your file till 24.7. 12:30h here https://fileshare.uibk.ac.at/u/d/23a888379a964932acbf/

Afterwards, the participating doctoral colleges will briefly introduce themselves and we give a short overview of the week.

16.30 – 18.00

Kick-off Writing Workshop
Moderator: Daniela Rothe
Place: Auditorium of the University Center Obergurgl (UZO)

This is the time for setting up and kicking off the writing workshop together, introducing the concept and the working method; allocate time slots to concretize the writing project for the week and to set a goal for the days ahead. The writing workshop will take place in the auditorium, each participant will have his/her own permanent working space for the week. A printer will be available.

All week (Tue-Fri) 

09.00 – 13.00

Writing retreat (mandatory)
Facilitator: Daniela Rothe
Place: auditorium of the UZO

In the writing retreat, the focus is on working on one's own writing project; a common framework and space is created.

14.00 – 19.00

Writing time (individual responsibility)
Facilitator: Daniela Rothe
Place: auditorium of the UZO

The afternoons are freely available and can be filled with writing, hiking or other activities by the DCs or the individual researcher. The auditorium will be accessible all day.

Tuesday 26.7. & Wednesday 27.7.2022

10.00 – 13.00

Faculty - X - Change
Moderator: Leonhard Dobusch

Exchange between the faculty members of the individual DCs to get to know each other in more detail and exchange information about organizational and strategic topics. Joint analysis of which new synergies have resulted from the exchange in Obergurgler in the last months. 

Tuesday 26.7. - Thursday 28.7.2022

14.00 – 19.00

Individual writing time or DC sessions

These times are freely available and can be filled with writing, hiking or other activities by the DCs or the individual researcher.

Friday 29.7.2022

12.00 – 13.00

Closing Session

Joint conclusion of the week with a feedback round and ideas for future exchange possibilities.

Monday 25.7.2022

14.00 – 16.00

Introduction & Speed Poster Session
Moderator: Florian Westreicher & Günter Scheide 
Place: Auditorium of the University Center Obergurgl (UZO)

1 Slide - 60 seconds 
In an entertaining round the participants, students and faculty, present their respective (most recent / pressing) research question in 60 seconds with ONE PowerPoint slide (16:9 landscape format - Template can be downloaded here in July).
Participants introduce themselfs to colleagues and get to know each other.

The template can be found here https://fileshare.uibk.ac.at/d/876200dba08b4c12baeb/
and please upload your file till 24.7. 12:30h here https://fileshare.uibk.ac.at/u/d/23a888379a964932acbf/

Afterwards, the participating doctoral colleges will briefly introduce themselves and we give a short overview of the week.

16.30 – 18.00

Kick-off Writing Workshop
Moderator: Daniela Rothe
Place: Auditorium of the University Center Obergurgl (UZO)

This is the time for setting up and kicking off the writing workshop together, introducing the concept and the working method; allocate time slots to concretize the writing project for the week and to set a goal for the days ahead. The writing workshop will take place in the auditorium, each participant will have his/her own permanent working space for the week. A printer will be available.

All week (Tue-Fri) 

09.00 – 13.00

Writing retreat (mandatory)
Facilitator: Daniela Rothe
Place: auditorium of the UZO

In the writing retreat, the focus is on working on one's own writing project; a common framework and space is created.

14.00 – 19.00

Writing time (individual responsibility)
Facilitator: Daniela Rothe
Place: auditorium of the UZO

The afternoons are freely available and can be filled with writing, hiking or other activities by the DCs or the individual researcher. The auditorium will be accessible all day.

Tuesday 26.7. & Wednesday 27.7.2022

10.00 – 13.00

Faculty - X - Change
Moderator: Leonhard Dobusch

Exchange between the faculty members of the individual DCs to get to know each other in more detail and exchange information about organizational and strategic topics. Joint analysis of which new synergies have resulted from the exchange in Obergurgler in the last months. 

Tuesday 26.7. - Thursday 28.7.2022

14.00 – 19.00

Individual writing time or DC sessions

These times are freely available and can be filled with writing, hiking or other activities by the DCs or the individual researcher.

Friday 29.7.2022

12.00 – 13.00

Closing Session

Joint conclusion of the week with a feedback round and ideas for future exchange possibilities.

Monday 25.7.2022

10.00h Visit of the Ötztaler Schafwollzentrum Regensburger - Umhausen
Ötztal, a valley wool known for beautiful slopes, bike races and tourism, but there is more to it: sheep and wool.
Let's start our Ötztal - week with the visit of the Ötztaler Schafwollzentrum Regensburger GmbH. The owner himself will give us an insight into his family-run business, their traditional production methods and explain their view on regional business.

13.00-14.00h Welcome Lunch
On the first day we start the week together with a welcome lunch.
On your own expenses, registration necessary. 

Tuesday 26.7.2022

20.00h DK-Challenge
A socializing evening for networking, creativity & team spirit

Wednesday 27.7.2022

14.00h Guided hike
Starting at the UZO, we will explore our immediate surroundings on a joint hike and will be introduced to the special features of the Ötztal Alps. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Thursday 28.7.2022

20.00h Night of Climate - X- Change
Changes in nature can be illuminated from different perspectives in the impressive scenery of Obergurgl.
Detailed program follows.

In your own time

Tour suggestion 1
Alpine adventure trail - Obergurgl pine forest

The "Obergurgler Zirbenwald" (1950m - 2100 m) is a closed pine forest of about 20 hectares with pine trees, some of which are more than 300 years old, with 15 interactive stations, which is considered a natural monument.

  • Distance 4,4 km
  • Walking time: approx. 2h
  • Altitude difference: 150m
  • Level of difficulty: easy 


Tour suggestion 2
Water runner Rotmoos valley - Obergurgl

Obergurgl -> ascent Hohe Mut cable car -> Hohe Mut -> stamp Rotmoosferner -> Rotmoos valley -> Zirben forest -> Obergurgl

An alpine hike to the source of water. Get captivated by the breathtaking source of fresh water, the glacier, at close range and follow the water on its way down to the valley.

  • Distance 14,75 km (of which 3km optional by cable car)
  • Walking time: about 4h
  • Meters in altitude: 100m up, 900m down
  • Difficulty: medium


Tour suggestion 3
Lake plate – Nedersee – Lenzenalm

In beautiful panorama are the three lakes Nedersee, Soomsee and in about 30 minutes distance the larger Itlsee.

  • Distance 9,00 km
  • Walking time: about 5h
  • Meters in altitude: 740 up, 965 down
  • Difficulty: medium

Hiking trails
The trails and signage in the lower area are mostly in place. The following huts are already open: Zirben Alm, Schönwieshütte, Langtalereckhütte, Lenzen Alm, Sahnestüberl. Others will follow in the course of the next days | weeks, please ask in the UZO for an update.

More information any time in the UZO or in the office of the tourist association in the village:

Ötztal Tourismus
Gurglerstraße 118
6456 Obergurgl

Arrival and departure

Monday 25.7.2022

Arrival and check-in till 13.00h

Travel Options to Obergurgl 

Option 1

  • 7.59h Train (S5) departure Innsbruck main station > 8.46h arrival Ötztal train station
  • 9.00h Bus (8352) departure Ötztal train station > 9.26h arrival Umhausen Neudorf
    • 5 min (400m) walking distance to the Schafwollzentrum
  • or stay on the bus 10.28h arrival Obergurgl Center 5 minutes walk to the UZO

Option 2

  • 8.54h Train (IC 118) departure Innsbruck main station > 9.24h arrival Ötztal train station
  • 9.30h Bus (8352) departure Ötztal train station > 9.59h arrival Umhausen Neudorf
    • 5 min (400m) walking distance to the Schafwollzentrum
  • or stay on the bus 10.58h arrival Obergurgl Center 5 minutes walk to the UZO

Option 3

  • 9.59h Train (S5) departure Innsbruck main station > 10.46h arrival Ötztal train station
  • 11.00h Bus (8352) departure Ötztal train station > 12.28 arrival Obergurgl Center
    • 5 minutes walk to the UZO

Friday 29.7.2022

Departure from 13.00h

(Common) Meals

On the first day we start the week together with a welcome lunch from 13.00-14.00h (on your own expenses), the rest of the week the lunch arrangement is your own responsibility. Registration necessary.

The general breakfast time is from 7.30-9.30h and dinner is available from 18.30-20.00h.
Please report allergies or other special requirements at the time of registration.

The price for one night covers the room including breakfast and dinner. Lunch and drinks have to be paid seperately.

Shopping Options

Mini M
Gurglerstraße 99
6456 Obergurgl

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sat: 8.00 - 12.30h and
  • Mon - Fri: 15.00 - 19.00h

At the beginning of the village

  • walking distance approx. 15 min,
  • by car 3 min.

Ötztal Bäck - Filiale Obergurgl
Gurglerstraße 131
6456 Obergurgl

Opening hours

  • Mon - Fri: 7.00 – 13.00h

In the center of the village

  • walking distance approx. 5 min
  • by car 1 min.

Goas Gurgler Hofkäserei
Gurglerstraße 94
6456 Obergurgl

Opening hours

  • Mon – Sat: 17.00-19.00h

At the beginning of the village

  • walking distance approx. 15 min,
  • by car 3 min.

Raiffeisenbank Sölden
Ramolweg 11
6456 Obergurgl

Ötztal Tourismus
Gurglerstraße 118
6456 Obergurgl

Team

Günter Scheide

Günter Scheide
Coordination & Support

Transferstelle Wissenschaft - Wirtschaft - Gesellschaft

Eva Zipperle-Mirwald

Eva Zipperle-Mirwald
Administration

FSP EPoS

Daniela Rothe

Daniela Rothe 
Facilitator PhD Writing Retreat

Schreibzentrum UBL Tirol

Supported by

Florian Westreicher
Moderator

Public Relations Office (BFÖ)

Contact

If you have any questions please contact us:
DK-X-Change@uibk.ac.at

Universitätszentrum Obergurgl
Gaisbergweg 5
6456 Obergurgl

+43 512 507-37201
+43 512 507-37400

obergurgl@uibk.ac.at