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The working enviroments of the future: visions, opportunities, risks

The Colloquium Fundamentale deals in the summer term with current research around the topic of work.

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International Forum on China

On 25 June 2018 Dr. Margot Schüller analysed the chances and challenges for the cooperation of China and Germany that are connected with the reorientation of China’s economic model.

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Teaser_Erasmus_Virtual Exchange

The first dates for intercultural online debates are fixed – sign up now or register for more information!

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World Science Café

On 20 June 2018, Prof. Dr. Betül Yarar talked about “Neoliberal Regimes and Their Gendered Body-Bio-Politics. The Case of AKP in Turkey”.

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Genealogy of Popular Science

On 15 - 17 June 2018 the ZAK organized the International Expert Conference on the History of Popular Science Communication from Antiquity to Present.

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Science Dialogues

On 12 June 2018 the 4th ZAK Science Dialogues in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung dealt with “Sharing or Owning – Sharing Economy as Curse or Blessing?".

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KIT im Rathaus 2018
KIT in the City Hall

On 7 June 2018 the KIT Mobility Systems Center presented lectures on “Mobility in Transition – Opinions and Facts” in the Bürgersaal of Karlsruhe City Hall.

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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.






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

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