Public Science

Public Science aims to present complex topics in an easily comprehensible manner in order to make them accessible to a broad audience.

The objective is to impart the necessary knowledge for the public to participate in discussions about the latest scientific findings, and debate the consequences of scientific action. The ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has been host to numerous conferences, symposia, panel discussions, and lectures with internationally renowned experts.

The defining characteristic of these events is their interdisciplinary perspective on science, politics, culture, and economy.


For current information please consult the ZAK’s calendar of events.

To the calendar
Colloquium Fundamentale

The Colloquium Fundamentale, held every semester, is one of the main lecture series at KIT.

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KIT in the City Hall

KIT represents the cooperation between the Universität Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. KIT presents its Centers to the public.

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International Forum

The ZAK has established its “Internationales Forum” to create a platform for culturally diverse presentations and discussions between KIT and the public.

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World Science Café

In the event series „World Science Café”, fled and threatened scientists offer insights into their research.

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Jean Monnet Keynote Lecture

With the Jean Monnet Keynote Lecture, KIT students and employees as well as the public are given the opportunity to enter a dialogue on European integration and European institutions with recognised experts in the field.

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ZAK: Science meets society

The social responsibility of research, teaching and innovation.

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Public Service Review; European Science & Technology: issue 12

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