1) Explaining Nature: Natural and Life Sciences
Chair:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hermann Schwameder | Co-Chair: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Huber

Jury: tba

2) Exploring Law and Economics
Chair: Univ.-Prof. DDr. DDr. h.c. Johannes Michael Rainer | Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hannes Winner

Jury: PD Mag. Dr. Nina Marlene Schallmoser-Schweiberer | Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmid | Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Urnik

3) Investigating Culture: Humanities 
no applications

4) Learning about Data: Analytical and Digital Sciences
Chair: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Thomas Blaschke | Co-Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr. Arne Bathke

Jury: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dr.-Ing. Christian Borgelt

5) Making Sense: Theology and Religion and
6) Understanding society: Education, History, Social Sciences
Chair: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Knoll

Jury: Univ.-Prof. MMag. DDr. Ulrike Greiner | Univ.-Prof. Kyoko Shinozaki, PhD Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Gabor Zichy


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