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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.

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

On Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 6 p.m. Dr. Sandro Knezović will talk 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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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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World Science Café

On 7 February 2018, Afaf Rahim talked about “Refugees and Migrants – Social and Economic Integration” in the lecture series World Science Café.

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Concert of the KIT Chamber Orchestra

The concert of the KIT Chamber Orchestra will take place on Saturday, 21st of April 2018 at 8pm in the Gerthsen auditorium at KIT. Under the direction of Dieter Köhnlein the chamber orchestra plays compositions of Beethoven, Dvorák and Fauré.

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Europe on the Move. Societies, Values and Women’s Rights in Transition From 4 - 5 May 2018 ZAK will host a public scientific symposium on political upheavals, women’s rights and interdependencies of globalisation. The symposium takes place as a closing event of the Festival of European Culture 2018 “Radical Awakenings; Upheavals: Equal Rights for All” at the Industrie- und Handelskammer Karlsruhe (Chamber of Industry and Commerce Karlsruhe).
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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.

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Parallel worlds – a threat for democracy?

In the winter term 2017/18 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale dealt with parallel structures in the mainstream society and their possible implications for democracy.

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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.





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