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International Forum on system export of Chinese party-state

On Tuesday, 26 November 2019 at 6 p.m. Dr. Nis Grünberg will analyse the Chinese party-state compared with liberal-democratic systems.

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Reloaded – New Perspectives on Tomorrow’s Energy Storage

In the winter term, the Colloquium Fundamentale deals with current energy storage technologies as well as possible eco-friendly future technologies.

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Teaser 2019_20 Broschuere
New ZAK course offerings programme is online!

In an exciting diversity of topics, ZAK seminars invite to critically and creatively debate recent challenges and to take on different perspecitves. Registration for the ZAK seminars opens on Tuesday, October 1st.

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Brexit Teaser
Jean Monnet Keynote Lecture

On 21 October 2019 Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannemann and Prof. Dr. Roland Alter discussed the current Brexit situation and possible future scenarios together with Prof. Dr. Caroline Robertson-von Trotha.

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FutureWork

The future of our work is uncertain? With the BMBF project FutureWork, ZAK is breaking new ground to change this. Human Factors and Ergonomics, Futurology and Science Fiction are working together on new future scenarios.

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New ERASMUS+ VIRTUAL EXCHANGE Program!

The Advocacy Training – Intercultural Online Debatepilot program is a great way to connect with young people from other countries and gain meaningful intercultural experiences online. Register now for the October to December dates!
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NationEUrope
A new volume published

The volume “NationEUropa.The Polarised Solidarity Community” deals with the pressures in Europe and the consequences for the global community and democracy. Moreover the authors try to illustrate ways out of the existential crisis of Europe.

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Teaser KI
KI Science Film Festival

On the occasion of the Science Year 2019 - Artificial Intelligence, ZAK was proud to present an international Film Festival on Artificial Intelligence (KI in German). From 3-5 July 2019 the 12 film finalists were shown and the KI Science Film Award was announced.

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ZAK: Science meets society

As responsible corporate institutions, research universities experience new challenges: they are expected to provide innovative an highly specialised new and robust knowledge; unintended social and cultural effects are to be adequately anticipated; and both scientific communities and the broader public are to be involved in communication processes. Read more

A Concise Profile

The ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies aims at interdisciplinarity. It contributes to communicate between the sciences and the humanities and mediates between science and society by means of specific projects on the basis of the university’s concept of structure and development.

Tasks and Goals:

  • Promoting interdisciplinary teaching at the university and the dissemination of knowledge following the tradition of the Liberal Arts
  • Facilitating student education in career-relevant key qualifications
  • Developing and offering innovative teaching and learning modules for interdisciplinary education
  • Intensifying the dialogue between different academics in the area of social impact and cultural change
  • Developing and organizing events intending to intensify the exchange between science and society
  • Researching framework requirements and megatrends in the range of competence acquirement from the perspective of cultural studies

Read more about the ZAK.