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10-year Anniversary of the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg was  founded out of the desire to enable international junior researchers a promising career. From the beginning, it was aimed specifically at postdoctoral researchers. Since 2007, the Zukunftskolleg has awarded 99 fellowships and many of its alumni have been appointed to a professorship.

"We are convinced that the opportunities created by the Zukunftskolleg successfully support junior researchers in a critical career phase. We provide them with adequate ressources for their own research projects  and created a stimulating environment. They also benefit from a coaching programme," says Giovanni Galizia, Director of the Zukunftskolleg.

 

Links: Zukunftskolleg Webseite

Multimedia presentation and discussion

The Story of the Zukunftskolleg

Companions of the Zukunftskolleg, among others Joachim Nettelbeck, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Elke Scheer, University of Konstanz

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Interview

Interview with Elke Scheer

Interview with Prof. Dr. Elke Scheer, University of Konstanz

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Keynote lecture

Interdisciplinarity, integration, and dialogue: Re ections on the philosophy of interdisciplinarity

Michael O‘Rourke, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University (USA)

Michael O’Rourke, professor of philosophy, examines the process of developing communication and integration in cross-disciplinary research and the nature of linguistic communication between intelligent agents.

O’Rourke is director of the ToolBox Project, a National-Science-Foundation-sponsored research initiative that investigates philosophical approaches to facilitating interdisciplinary research. He has been a co-principal investigator and collaborator on several funded projects involving autonomous underwater vehicles. He co-founded and served as co-director of the Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, an interdisciplinary conference on philosophical themes, and he co-edited the series, Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, published by MIT Press. He is frequently published for communication, philosophy, interdisciplinary theory and practice, and robotic agent design topics.

Before coming to MSU, O’Rourke was a professor at the University of Idaho for 16 years, teaching philosophy, environmental science and neuroscience. He taught at Kansas State University from 1994 to 1996 and lectured at Stanford University in 1993 and 1994. O’Rourke received his doctorate in philosophy in 1995 and his master’s degree in philosophy in 1991 from Stanford University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Kansas in 1987.

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Improvisation theater

Getting lost in the academic system – The struggles of a junior scientist

Improtheater Konstanz

Improvisationstheater ist uralt und gleichzeitig sehr modern. Bei dieser Theaterform spielen die Schauspieler und Schauspielerinnen einzig allein aus dem Stegreif. Sie haben keine festen Stücke und meist auch kein Bühnenbild. Sie verlassen sich ganz auf die Inspiration des Augenblicks – und auf ihr jahrelanges Training! Dabei entsteht mal eine abendfüllende Geschichte, mal irrwitzige Comedy, mal eine rasende Abfolge von Szenen und immer, wirklich immer, höchst lebendiges Theater. Jeder Abend ist ein einmaliges Kunstwerk. Und eins ist sicher: In keinem anderen Theater darf das Publikum so viel mitreden wie hier!

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