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Colloquium Fundemantale

On 21 July 2022, the KIT Academy for Responsible Research, Teaching, and Innovation (ARRTI) and Prof. Dr. Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer conducted a discussion on the topic of freedom in science at the Colloquium Fundamentale.

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Innovation Policy
Colloquium Fundamentale

In the Colloquium Fundamentale on 28 June 2022 Prof. Dr. Jakob Edler, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, talked about Innovation Policy.

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KIT in the City Hall

On 18 July 2022 the KIT Center Humans and Technology presented its research on the topic “Shaping Change” in a science slam.

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KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow
Distinguished Senior Fellow

Congratulations: The KIT Presidium has appointed Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, founding director of ZAK, as "KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow".

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Energy transition for everyone

On 28 March 2022 the opening of the Sustainability Spring Days took place. Due to illness, the keynote was not given by Prof. Dr. Tilman Santarius but by Prof. Dr. Paula Bögel who spoke about „Energy transition for everyone – premises from a psychological perspective“.

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Swenja Zaremba selected as Thomas Mann Fellow 2022

We are proud to announce that ZAK’s research associate Swenja Zaremba has been selected as one out of five fellows of the Thomas Mann House 2022!
During her fellowship in Los Angeles she would like to show in a case study the transformative potential the method of community organizing can have for civil society networks and what the method possibly can contribute to local democracy.

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Anthology about future work

In the publication "Future Work - The work of the day after tomorrow. 15 short stories from the future", which was produced as part of the BMBF research project FutureWork, science fiction authors write about the working environment at the beginning of the 22nd century. The anthology is available now.

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The Critical Stage

In the new article in ZAK’s ongoing online publication, the writer and scholar Kareem James Abu-Zeid, PhD, provides a brief overview of political life in the US in 2021, highlighting major tensions, paradoxes, and developments, and speculating on what might lie ahead, in the light of Trumpism and its ongoing aftershocks.

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Teaser freepik

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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