Issues that concern everyone: Audi “Wissenschaft im Dialog” 2020 lecture series

In addition to presenting multiple lectures, “Academia in Dialogue” is a yearly event series that aims to promote interaction between the participants and speakers. The wide-ranging topics deal with current societal challenges including those in the areas of mobility, digitalization and mental health. Scientists present the latest state of research in these disciplines. They answer pressing questions that are arising in our increasingly complex and fast-paced daily lives. This year Audi has once again succeeded in acquiring prominent academics who will share the latest scientific findings with interested audiences. Audi has hosted more than 200 research scientists and about 31,000 participants since the scientific lecture series began in 2004.

Audi Board Member for Human Resources Wendelin Göbel is pleased that the format has been so well received: “‘Academia in Dialogue’ had about 1,000 participants in 2019. The ten exciting theme nights in 2020 at the Audi Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm locations maintain the high standard of the previous years. Interested people from the region are cordially invited to attend.”

The new program for the year can be found in digital form at

All lectures will be held in German language and will begin at 5 p.m. in the Audi Conference Center on Ettinger Straße in Ingolstadt or at Audi Forum Neckarsulm. Participation is free. You can register for lectures at The program for “Academia in Dialogue” includes details about the lectures and is available online from the Audi MediaCenter.

Information for editors:
Press contacts:
Ingolstadt: Johanna Barth, Tel.: +49 (0)841-89 989190
Neckarsulm: Luise Wörner, Tel.: +49 (0)7132-31 748734

The following lectures will be held at the Audi Conference Center Ingolstadt:

January 28, 2020
Urban air mobility: high above the roads – freedom will still have its limits
Prof. Rolf Henke
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

February 18, 2020
Social scoring system(s) in China: from hope to hubris and horror
Prof. Dr. Doris Fischer
Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg

April 21, 2020
From homo sapiens to homo digitalis: the effects of digitalization on our brain
Prof. Dr. Christian Montag
University of Ulm

May 19, 2020
Faded love? The car in the mobility transition
Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie
Technical University of Berlin

October 13, 2020
Cyberphysical production systems: the end of the assembly line?
Prof. Dr. – Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl
University of Stuttgart

December 8, 2020
Digital leadership: Leading in a digital world
Prof. Dr. Sabine Remdisch
Leuphana University of Lüneburg

The following lectures will be held at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm:

March 18, 2020
Traces of our self: opportunities and challenges of digital behavioral data for the automotive industry
Dr. Clemens Stachl
Stanford University

April 28, 2020
Mental health and the postmodern work environment: from wellness and high performers to burnout
Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. med. Andreas Hillert
Schoen Clinic Roseneck

July 14, 2020
Design of intelligent networked energy systems
Prof. Dr. – Ing. Reinhard German
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

November 12, 2020
How sustainable are electric cars? Environmental and social impacts in the value chain of lithium-ion batteries
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stefan Spengler
Technical University of Braunschweig