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Become a global citizen

Civic engagement on an international level will soon be possible with our new EPICUR Service-Learning course. Join the course and become part of the civil society at one of the EPICUR locations. For more information, please attend our online information session on Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 2 – 3.30 pm

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Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

The Sustainability Spring Days at KIT will take place on 22nd – 25th 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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Keynote-Speech at the Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

Prof. Dr Maja Göpel will open the Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2021 by delivering the public keynote speech on Monday, 22nd March 2021, 6 pm. The keynote speech is public and can be attended online without prior registration.

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Fair of Opportunities at the Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

The "virtual fair of opportunities" offers the opportunity to get to know institutions, initiatives, companies, and student organisations and their activities pursuing sustainable development on Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4 – 5.30 pm. Everyone interested is welcome, prior registration is not necessary.

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ZAK I Occasional Papers

ZAK is launching a new online series, the ZAK I Occasional Papers. The first issues of Leo Hollis (No. 1) and Mirjam van Reisen et al. (No. 2) are now available online!

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Winter Semester at ZAK

Registration for the ZAK courses of the winter semester 2020/21 is possible from Thursday, October 1 2020, 12 p.m. on the ZAK Course Registration page.

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We are still here!

EuroMed Citizen Reporters is a project gathering civil societies’ views in citizen journalist campaign about life during the current pandemic and on prospects after the Covid-19 period. The project will be officially launched on Wednesday, 2nd December 2020.

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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

Read more about the ZAK.

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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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