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The Rise of Authoritarianism

On 19 July 2017 Dr. Zafer Yilmaz gave a talk about the Transformation of Rule of Law and Suppression of Freedom of Speech in Turkey.

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Sea and Men

In the summer term 2017 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale discussed topics concerning everything around marine habitats as well as the protection and sustainable use of marine resources.

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Autonomous Technology – What about the Human Being?

On 12 July 2017 an introduction of the KIT Humans and Technology Centre with lectures on the Human-Machine Relation and the history of technology took place in the Bürgersaal of Karlsruhe City Hall.

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Science Talks
Science Talks

On 10 July 2017 the second ZAK Science Talks took place in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and dealt with “Opinion Making in the Digital World".

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John F. Kennedy’s Short and Incomplete Presidency

Within the scope of the International Forum, Dr. habil. Martin Thunert held a lecture on the Kennedy myth, the challenges his administration had to face and other relevant questions. The lecture took place on 26 June 2017.

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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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Summer term 2017

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

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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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Karlsruhe Science Film Days

The ZAK and the Wissenschaftsbüro of the Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH invited filmmakers worldwide to submit films on scientific topics for the “Karlsruhe Science Film Days 2017”. On 2 July 2017 the best film won the “KIT Science Film Award” (with a prize money of 5,000 Euros).

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Pluralistic Society and Its Enemies

From 3 to 5 March 2017, the 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues discussed democracy and disenchantment, mistrust of the elite, as well as threats to an open society.

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City Conversations 2017

Urban, global, digital: From 10 May 2017, the City Conversations (Stadtgepräche) addressed different attributes of the concept ‘home’ within the framework of the Heimattage Baden-Württemberg.

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A Note on Human Condition

The Turkish scientist Prof. Dr. Hande Birkalan-Gedik gave a lecture (in English) about Human Condition and Refugee Crisis in the last part of the series “World Science Café” on 15 February 2017.

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On Instagram

From now on you can also gain pictorial insights into the working life at the ZAK and impressions of ZAK events on Instagram. You can find us under #zak_karlsruhe

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Syrian Cultural Heritage during the Crisis

Syrian archaeologist Prof. Dr. Ammar Abdulrahman gave a talk as part of the new event series “World Science Café” on 1 February 2017.

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New Nationalisms – A Consequence of a Globalised World?

In the winter term 2016/17 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale dealt with the topic “New Nationalisms – A Consequence of a Globalised World?”.

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KIT in City Hall

On 25 January 2017 scientists of the KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies (KCIST) presented fascinating research relating to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

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Reflections on Contemporary South Africa (talk in English language)

Dramatist Mike van Graan gave a talk on the South African perspective on Germany and social developments in his home country on 15 November 2016.

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Science Dialogues

In the winter semester 2016/17, the ZAK launched a new event series in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. The series’ kick off on 7 November 2016 dealt with “Digitalisation: Download Culture and Its Consequences”. Guests from the fields of science and business debated both in a panel session and with the audience.

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Brexit and Thoughts on Europe

In February 2016, the 20th Karlsruhe Dialogues “NationEurope: The Polarised Solidarity Community” discussed the current state of Europe and a possible Brexit in an intense and controversial manner.

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KIT Ensembles in Concert
KIT Ensembles in Concert

Check our event calendar for the next concerts of KIT Symphony Orchestra, KIT Choir, Bigband and other great ensembles, as well as for current information on Public Science events.

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Terreur dans l’Hexagone (French lecture)

In the winter semester 2016/17, in the framework of International Forum, Prof. Dr. Gilles Kepel spoke about the topic of his new book “Terreur dans l'Hexagone”. His lecture about terror in France took place on 27 October 2016.

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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 12 May 2016.

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Course catalogue 2016/2017

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 10 October 2016.

Courses taught in English

Please register here for all courses

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KIT in the City Hall

On 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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About Contract Killers

The 11th edition of the filmseries “Traumfabrik” is showing movies with and about contract killers. It started on 1 May 2016 at Filmtheatre Schauburg Karlsruhe, Marienstr. 16.

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Middle Kingdom – Quo vadis? China Between Major Developments and Stagnation

In the winter term 2015/16 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale focused on impacts of the new global power China. The opening lecture was given by Dr. Volker Stanzel, former German ambassador in China, on 19 November 2015.

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Mediterranean on the Spot

On 7 October 2015 the nationwide activity of the German Network of Anna Lindh Foundation started. Under the motto “New Neighborhoods” several events took place in 20 cities throughout Germany from October until December 2015. You can follow the activities in this Blog.

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TARANTINO UNCHAINED

Filmtheatre Schauburg Karlsruhe celebrated the jubilee of TRAUMFABRIK by dedicating its 10th edition of the filmseries to the popular cult director and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. The retrospective started on 25 October 2015 at Filmtheatre Schauburg Karlsruhe, Marienstr. 16.

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Programm (PDF, ~200KB)

 

 
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Screening „Dos Aguas – zwei Strömungen“

Together with Akademischer Filmkreis (AFK) and with KIT International Affairs, ZAK dedicated an evening to Costa Rica. The screening of the film “Dos Aguas” took place in presence of film director Patricia Velásquez and composer Oscar Herrera on 8 December 2015.

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Tel Aviv Shorts

In cooperation with Tel Aviv University Berlin and Kinemathek Karlsruhe E.V. ZAK presented a selection of shorts by young Israeli filmmakers on 4 November 2015 to celebrate the jubilee “50 Years Diplomatic Relations Israel – Germany”.

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KIT at the City Hall

On 3 November 2015 scientists of the KIT Materials, Structures, Functions Center presented fascinating research relating to the newest light technologies and their industrial applications.

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City Conversations

Multidisciplinary, intercultural and controversial: Each of a total of 13 “Stadtgespräche” (City Conversations) was set in the framework of the 300th anniversary of the city of Karlsruhe in the festival pavilion in the castle gardens. This new series of events presented current issues relating to the history and development of the town involving both audience and special guests: June 24 until September 23 2015.

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ZAK Research Project Awarded

»e-Installation«, a project for Telepresence-based documentation of endangered media art, was chosen on May 11, 2015, by the initiative „Germany – Land of Ideas“ as one of hundred “Excellent Landmarks” in the competition of 2015.

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Karlsruhe Science Film Days

In cooperation with city marketing Karlsruhe and the editor house Spektrum der Wissenschaft ZAK proudly presented the first »Karlsruhe Science Film Days« during EFFEKTE, the Karlsruhe Science Festival. Screenings of and public discussions on science films of all kinds were held on three nights between June 30 and July 2nd 2015.

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To the press release

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Cluster meeting of the Anna Lindh Foundation 2015

The challenges and opportunities of (inter-)cultural work were the focus of the cluster meeting ‘Migration’ and ‘Art & Culture’ on the 9th -10th of July 2015 in Leipzig.

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Supernova

Science on stage aims at presenting cutting-edge research and science in general in a theatrical format. The three events were held in a pavilion on castle square on June, 28 and 30, and July, 2nd 2015.

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Spectrum of Light
Spectrum of Light

In the summer term 2015 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale dedicated itself to the crucial significance of light for mankind’s technical and cultural history.

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KIT at the City Hall

On June, 10, 2015 scientists of the KIT Mobility Systems Center presented fascinating research relating to mobility, technology, and mobility behavior.

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Anna Lindh Report 2014
Anna Lindh Report on Intercultural Trends 2014

Currently published: The "Anna Lindh Report on Intercultural Trends 2014" shows trends in the mutual perception of the citizens in the Euro-Mediterranean region and analyzes the development of attitudes related to intercultural coexistence.

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19th Karlsruhe Dialogues

From 27 February until 1 March 2015 the 19. Karlsruhe Dialogues took place.

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Digital Archiving – Tasks and Implementation Strategies

November 14, 2014, 9-18 CET
The Center of Digtal Tradition (CODIGT) at ZAK organized a public symposium on the topic of ‘Digital Society and Cultural Memory’.

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Quo vadis, Turkey?
Quo vadis, Turkey?

On 10 December Peter Spuhler, Gizem A. Weber and Dr. Cengiz Günay discussed the topic "Quo vadis, Turkey? Scenarios and perspectives " in the ballroom of the Studentenhaus at KIT.

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Colloquium Fundamentale
Digital Revolution

In the winter term 2014/15 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale dedicated itself to the consequences of the digitalization for our society.

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e Installation
E-Installation

The E-Installation project aims to preserve media artworks from being forgotton. This is achieved by using telepresence technology and virtual reproduction.

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The Critical Stage
The Critical Stage. Young Voices on Crucial Topics

Journalist Francesca Caferri contributes to the online publication of the ZAK with an article on “The Arab Spring as a Women’s Revolution”.

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ALF Euromed
The Mediterranean on the Spot: Encounters

In September and October 2014, the next series of events of the German Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation took place.

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Karlsruhe Dialogues 2015
Wintersemester 2014/2015

The ZAK winter session catalogue including courses taught in English is now available online! The registration period for all ZAK courses starts on October 15th, 12am.

Course catalogue

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Anna Lindh Talk
Anna Lindh Talk

For the second time members of the Anna Lindh Foundation were invited to the Citizens Festival of the Federal President of Germany 2014 in Bellevue Palace in Germany. The talk took place on September 6th.

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Still at War! From Poison Gas to Drones

The international scientific symposium took place from 16 – 18 May, 2014. It was part of the 22th Festival of European Culture “Peace + War. 2014 – 1914”

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The Centre for Digital Tradition (CODIGT)

CODIGT is dedicated to the task of contributing to the preservation of digital cultural heritage and research data. CODIGT is co-funded by KIT, ZKM - Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, and the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe.

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Colloquium Fundamentale 2014
Digital Revolution

In the summer term 2014 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale dedicated itself to the technology behind our digital society.

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Course catalogue 2014

The ZAK course catalogue includes comprehensive subject descriptions for each course. A printed copy is available at ZAK or at several locations on campus. Please register here for all courses. 

 
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CONCORDIA-Workshop

On March 5 – 7, 2014, project partners from four European University discussed the opportunities of technical education in times of demographic change.

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Happy Birthday, Anna Lindh Foundation!

A decade after its creation, the Anna Lindh Foundation has involved many thousands of citizens in joint projects in the fields of education, culture and media, and runs the largest civil society Network working for dialogue in the Mediterranean region. Since March 2012 the ZAK, together with the Goethe Institute, coordinates the German network of the Anna Lindh Foundation.

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Humanities vs. Natural Science
Humanities vs. Natural Science

As submission to the Science in Dialogue contest “Fast Forward Science 2013”, ZAK presents an animated extract from a lecture held by Richard David Precht at the 60th Jubilee of the Studium Generale. 

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Conference of the Anna Lindh Foundation: Re-Thinking Citizens Participation

From 10th to 11th March 2014, the annual meeting of the German Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation took place in Bochum, Germany. The Network meeting was followed by the Cluster "Science".

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ZAK as the coordinator of the German network of the Anna Lindh Foundation

Since March 2012 the ZAK, together with the Goethe Institute, coordinates the German network of the Anna Lindh Foundation. The collaborative, nationwide series of events of the network on the subject “Migration and Flight” took place from October until December 2012

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18. Karlsruher Gespräche
World (Market) Society: On Trade with Goods, Data and Humans

From 14th until 16th February 2014 the 18. Karlsruhe Dialogues took place.

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The Mediterranean in Bellevue – with and for Anna Lindh

Being one of twenty-four selected organizations, the German Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation was present at the Citizens´ Festival of the Federal President Joachim Gauck in Berlin on August 30th and 31st 2013.

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Challenge Demographic Change

In the winter term 2013/14 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale dealt with the changing population structure in Germany as well as in the rest of the world.

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The Critical Stage
The Critical Stage. Young Voices on Crucial Topics

Journalist Francesca Caferri contributes to the online publication of the ZAK with an article on “The Arab Spring as a Women’s Revolution”.

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Organised Crime
Organised Crime. Dark Sides of Globalisation

This volume addresses the topic of organised crime from a sociological, economic, criminological, and judicial perspective, and offers approaches to possible solutions.
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Vorlesungsverzeichnis
Course catalogue 2013/14

The ZAK course catalogue includes comprehensive subject descriptions for each course. A printed copy is available at ZAK or at several locations on campus.

Please register here for all courses.

 

10 years ZAK
10 years ZAK

With the celebratory event on the 30th of November 2012 and the 1st of December 2012 the ZAK celebrated its tenth anniversary in the winter semester.

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Karlsruhe Dialogues
The ‘In-Between Society’: Tradition and Modernism in Conflict

From 22nd until 24th of February 2013 the 17th Karlsruhe Dialogues took place.

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Vorlesungssaal
The social responsibility of research, teaching and innovation

Article published by:
Public Service Review; European Science & Technology: issue 12

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Inside Science
Between Science and Fiction

The second video season of the Public Science Project "InsideScience" takes a close look at "Humanoid Robots" and the scientists behind it. Watch the films on the projects YouTube-Channel.

 
Broschuere
Sommersemester 2013

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