Online Dabete
New Debate

As part of the Erasmus + Virtual Exchange Program: Debate Exchange Activity new English Debate Team Leader Trainings take place on 19th September, 10th October and 31st October 2020. Participants from the Euro-Mediterranean area will debate online.

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Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

The Sustainability Spring Days at KIT will take place on 22-25 March 2021. In various events it will be explored how science can contribute to understanding and fostering the sustainability of technical, social and ecological systems.

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The future of our work is uncertain? With the BMBF project FutureWork, ZAK is breaking new ground to change this. Human Factors and Ergonomics, Futurology and Science Fiction are working together on new future scenarios.

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ZAK Homepage in new design

Welcome to the ZAK’s new website! Since August 1, 2020 we use a responsive and modern design. If you have questions or suggestions concerning the ZAK’s web-relaunch, please contact

ZAK: Science meets society

As responsible corporate institutions, research universities experience new challenges: they are expected to provide innovative and 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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You can find an overview of the past activities in our timeline.

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About us

ZAK is a central academic unit at KIT based on three pillars: research, studies and public science.

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