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KIT in the City Hall

On Thursday, 7 June 2018 at 6.30 p.m. the KIT Mobility Systems Center will present lectures on “Mobility in Transition – Opinions and Facts” in the Bürgersaal of Karlsruhe City Hall.

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Science Talks 

On Tuesday, 12 June 2018 at 6 p.m. the 4th ZAK Science Talks in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung deals with “Sharing or Owning – Sharing Economy as Curse or Blessing?".

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The working enviroments of the future: visions, opportunities, risks

The Colloquium Fundamentale deals in the summer term with current research around the topic of work.

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ZAK course offerings for the summer term 2018 are online!

The annotated course catalogue for the summer term 2018 is available online! Registration for all seminars starts on April 4th, 12 pm.

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Click here to view all seminars taught in English.

Click here for the PDF version of the course catalogue.

EKT 2018 Teaser
Europe on the Move. Societies, Values and Women’s Rights in Transition

From 4 - 5 May 2018 ZAK hosted a public scientific symposium on political upheavals, women’s rights and interdependencies of globalisation. 

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The Role of the EU in Southeastern Europe (lecture in English)

On 17 April 2018 Dr. Sandro Knezović talked about the role of the EU as a factor of stability in Southeastern Europe and the Enlargement of the EU with candidate states of the region.

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KA Doalogue
The (Artificial) Intelligent City

From 2 to 4 March 2018, the 22nd Karlsruhe Dialogues discussed what an intelligent city is and which opportunities and challenges emerge with respect to new smart cities.

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Intercultural Experience Online
Intercultural Experience Online

In the 5 week collaborative Course, participants develop skills in cross-cultural communication, leadership and collaborative problem-solving. The English programm starts before the beginning of the summer semester.






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

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Picture (City Conversations): David Dieschburg / photocase.com