Students in a lecture

General studies

One topic, many points of view
Students in a lecture
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

Exchange findings and discuss solutions

The General studies programme is intended for those who are intrigued by core research topics and dare to challenge their own discipline. Academics from various fields discuss topics in an easily understandable manner, but from a clear academic viewpoint, giving students as well as other attendees the opportunity to gain an insight of the research work, models, and thought processes of other academic areas.

Every semester, the programme devotes itself to a different topic which is observed from different specialist points of view. All presentations are open to the public and take place at the Main University Building, Fürstengraben 1, Jena.

Entrance to the lectures is free and registration is not required.

This series of presentations is conceptualized by an advisory committee consisting of (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Dr Christian Alexander (law)

Prof. Dr Mirka Dickel (geography)

Prof. Dr Erika Kothe (biology)

Prof. Dr Matthias Perkams (philosophy)

Prof. Dr Miriam Rose (theology)

Prof. Dr Bernhard Strauß (medicine).

Current programme for the winter semester 2019/20 [PDF 541KB].


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