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Brexit and Thoughts on Europe

Already in February, the 20th Karlsruhe Dialogues “NationEurope: The Polarised Solidarity Community” have discussed intensively and controversially the current state of Europe and a possible Brexit.

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Terreur dans l’Hexagone (french lecture)

In the winter term 2016 in the course of lectures of International Forum Prof. Dr. Gilles Kepel is going to speak about the theme of his new book „Terreur dans l'Hexagone“.  This lecture about the terror in France will be given on Thursday, 27. october 2016 at 6pm.


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Sea and Men

In the summer term 2016 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale focused on diverse fields of oceanography. The opening lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Reinhold Leinfelder on Thursday, 12 May 2016.

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KIT in the City Hall

On Wednesday, 22 June 2016 scientists of the KIT Climate and Environment Center presented fascinating research relating to climate change and conservation of resources.

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On the move. Nowhere at home?

From 22 - 23 April 2016 ZAK hosted a scientific symposium on mobility and localisation. The symposium took place as a closing event of the Festival of European Culture 2016 “Migration - happiness | misery | foreignness” at Industrie- and Handelskammer Karlsruhe (Chamber of Industry and Commerce Karlsruhe).

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NationEUrope: The Polarised Solidarity Community

From 19 – 21 February the 20th Karlsruhe Dialogues discussed the present state as well as the future of the European Union.

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Course catalogue 2016

The ZAK course catalogue includes comprehensive subject descriptions for each course. A printed copy is available at ZAK or at several locations on campus. Registration will start on Monday, 11 April 2016.

Courses taught in English

Please register here for all courses

KIT Ensembles in Concert
KIT Ensembles in Concert

Watch out for the latest events of KIT Symphony Orchestra, KIT Choir, Bigband and other tremendous ensembles as well as current information about what is going on in Public Science by visiting our event calendar.

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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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