ZAK at European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions (EPICUR)

New EPICUR courses for the winter term 2021-22 are open for registration until July 13th!

Our new EPICUR-courses for Fall/Winter Semester 2021 are here!

Register now and be part of the European campus!

How about adding some EPICUR-courses in the field of Liberal Arts (and more!) to your studies? EPICUR is excited to offer you LAS-courses in three different tracks: 1) Track Core 2) Natural and Societal Sustainbility and 3) European Identities.

Courses start in September 2021 with more to come in 2022. Courses are open to all EPICUR students! Registration is now open until July 13 and will occur through the EPICUR Interuniversity Campus.

Enjoy browsing through our EPICUR course offerings in the three Liberal Arts and Sciences study tracks and add some courses to your studies this spring 2021!

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Be EPICURious!


EPICUR is an alliance of eight leading European universities from Amsterdam (NL), Freiburg (DE), Mulhouse-Colmar (FR), Poznań (PL), Strasbourg (FR), Thessaloniki (GR), Vienna (AT) and Karlsruhe (DE) with the vision of creating a new European University through different approaches such as multilingualism and strengthening the region through different types of internships.

EPICUR aims to create a place where all students, doctoral candidates and staff can move boundlessly to acquire a broad and interdisciplinary academic perspective. To fulfill this vision the alliance receives five million euros in funding from the European Commission until 2022. 

Within EPICUR, ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) develops concrete interdisciplinary courses and promotes an intercultural service learning project.Together with its partners at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, ZAK designs English-language seminars that are open to students from all EPICUR partner universities.

For the first time in the winter semester 2020/21, the following seminars were offered within EPICUR by ZAK – inviting students from all partner universities across Europe to participate: “European Identity in Cinema” by Dr. Igor Krstić, “Intercultural Competence for Global Citizens” by Kerstin Kilanowski, “The European Project Revisited: National Identities as an Opportunity or Risk for European Integration” by Maximilian Jungmann and Martina Vetrovcova and the Jean Monnet Circle Seminar” of Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha and six further experts on European Integration issues. Along these lines, ZAK contributes to the development of the very first joint EPICUR curriculum for Liberal Arts and Sciences.


For the summer semester 2021, four virtual courses are planned again:


We firmly believe that it is increasingly important for universities and research institutions to be present in society. The aim of the new service learning course is to strengthen the exchanges with civil society and to provide students with knowledge and skills that enable them to act as responsible global citizens. Students from all EPICUR partner universities are invited to participate in this service learning offer, which consists of a digital academic part and a practical part. 

As coordinator of the German network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, ZAK can provide access to a broad network of civil society organisations across Europe and in the southern and eastern countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region. 

You can register for the EPICUR courses offered by ZAK via the ZAK registration calendar.