6th University Conference: Safe and healthy university

Digital university: New types of work – New types of prevention

16th to 18th September 2019 at the DGUV Academy, Dresden

A characteristic of universities and research institutions is that they are at the forefront of developing and applying new techniques and methods themselves. Hence, they spearhead phenomena in many areas of the working world which only become more widely established in companies at a later date. That is also true of various aspects of “new types of work”.

The 6th “Safe and healthy university” conference seeks to identify university-specific aspects of “new types of work” and analyse the risks and opportunities they pose for a health-promoting and safety-conscious university. The event shall provide up-to-date information, present practical examples and initiate a critical discussion on the following key topics:

  • simulation and virtual reality
  • electronic health and safety training
  • location and time-independent learning and working

Particular focus shall be placed on viewing prevention approaches from a “prevention culture” and “vision zero” perspective.

Universities are all about teaching and learning, researching and experimentation. People with a wide variety of tasks and focuses work together there under one roof: teachers, students, researchers, technicians and administrative staff. The “Safe and healthy university” conference series in Dresden seeks to ensure that all of these people can pursue their varied activities without risk, and that health and safety is recognised as a quality indicator for universities.

How can universities be designed to be a safe and healthy place to work and learn? Which aspects have to be considered? What new research results and current developments are there? Our conference series offers participants a forum to discuss these and other questions, acquire new knowledge, and share their own practical experiences with others.

The conference is aimed at everyone who works at a university or research institution – top researchers, teachers and administrative staff, OSH professionals and medical officers, health promotion experts, staff and works council members, students, and prevention specialists from German social accident insurance institutions.



Content issues

Jutta Busch
phone: +49 30 13001-4511

Organisational issues
DGUV Congress
Paul Kroenert
phone: +49 30 13001-2418


Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG)
Koenigsbruecker Landstrasse 2
01109 Dresden

German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
Department of Safety and Health
Fockensteinstrasse 1
81539 Munich