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Karlsruhe Science Film Days

On Sunday, 2 July 2017 at 7 PM, the ZAK will confer the first KIT Science Film Award. The finalists of the competition can be seen in advance on 29 and 30 June at KIT.

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Colloquium Fundamentale

As of Thursday, 22 June 2017, the Colloquium Fundamentale will discuss topics concerning everything around the marine habitat as well as the protection and sustainable use of our resources.

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Teaser picture: KIT in City Hall
Autonomous Technology – What about the Human Being?

On Wednesday, 12 July 2017 at 6:30 PM, an introduction of the KIT Humans and Technology Centre with lectures on the Human-Machine Relation and the history of technology will take place in the Bürgersaal of Karlsruhe City Hall.

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Teaser picture: International Forum
John F. Kennedy’s Short and Incomplete Presidency

Within the scope of the International Forum, Dr. habil. Martin Thunert will hold a lecture on the Kennedy myth, the challenges his administration had to face and other relevant questions. The lecture will take place on Monday, 26 June 2017 at 6 PM.

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Teaser picture: Benjamin Barber passed away
Benjamin Barber passed away

The political scientist Benjamin Barber visited the “Karlsruhe Dialogues” of the ZAK in 2004 and 2015. He spoke about the potential of cities for challenges of our world.

Benjamin Barber at the Karlsruher Dialogues

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Teaser picture: Summer term 2017
Summer term 2017

The annotated ZAK course catalogue for the summer term 2017 is available online as PDF. The registration period starts now!


Courses in English

Teaser picture: MIGRASCOPE

Within the scope of the EU-funded project MIGRASCOPE, the ZAK and project partners from various countries are developing concepts to support migrants and employers in the integration process into the labor market.

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Teaser picture: The critical stage
The Critical Stage. Young Voices on Crucial Topics

Amir Heinitz and Marian Reda, flatmates in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution, contribute e-mail excerpts to the online publication of the ZAK.

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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