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  • “Science is International” 
    •  Common statement by German Rectors´ Conference (HRK), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Deutscher Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Academic Exchange Service, German Council of Science and Humanities, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Leibniz Association, Max Planck Society
  • European universities call for immediate rethinking of Trump’s executive order

Upcoming events



Past Events


  • World Science Café -Next lecture 19 July 2017 (ZAK in co-operation with IScO, funded within the Philipp Schwartz Initiative)
    • LecRaum für Einblicke von und Austausch mit gefährdeten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern bietet die Reihe „World Science Café“ (www.pexels.com, CC0 license)ture series featuring at-risk academics along with other scholars on topics related to academic freedom, refugees, working in exile presented by the The Centre for Cultural and General Studies (ZAK) in co-operation with the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) funded within the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. 
    • Venue: Foyer of the Presidential Building (Adolf Würth Building, bldg. 11.30), Ehrenhof, Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 2, KIT Campus South
    • Opening Lecture: Foreign Involvement in the Syrian Conflict: Status Quo and Prospects
    • ​​Syrian Cultural Heritage during the Crisis​
      • Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 6 pm - Prof. Dr. Ammar Abdulrahman (Syria), Archeology, Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES), Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

      • In cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO
    • On Refugee Lives, or A Note on Human Condition
      • Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 6 pm - Prof. Dr. Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Turkey), Institute of Sociology, Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • The first Workshop of the German SAR Section “aiming at facilitating the exchange of expertise and best practices amongst institutions in Germany” will be held on 27th -28th . April  2017 in Berlin.
  • Presentations about Philipp Schwartz Initiative and Scholars at Risk at




Impressions of the 12th Humboldt-Tag on 27th Okt. 2016