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Apply now for Femtec.Career-Building-Programme!

Female students with subjects in STEM can apply online for the Femtec.Career-Building Programme until 16th May 2021. An online information event will provide further details of the programme and personal insights of the scholarship holders.

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Summer Semester at ZAK

Registration for the new semester's courses will be possible from Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12 p.m. via the Course Calendar.

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Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

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

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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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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 civil society by doing an internship in a CSO in Karlsruhe or Thessaloniki. The course starts on Friday, 14th May 2021.

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Keynote Speech at the Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel held the public keynote speech of the opening event of the Sustainability Spring Days at KIT 2021 on 22 March 2021.

To the recording of the livestream

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We are still here!

EuroMed Citizen Reporters is a project gathering civil societies’ views in citizen journalist campaigns about life during the current pandemic and on prospects after the Covid-19 period. The project has been officially launched on 2 December 2020.

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FutureWork

The future of our work is uncertain? With the BMBF funded 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: 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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Timeline

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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