Kölner Themenwochen “Europe”

All News, Faculty, Inside CBS   -  12. February 2019

From 1 April to 28 May 2019, the Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde (Cologne Round Table on Science and Humanities) will  invite participants to the Kölner Themenwoche Europa (“Europe” theme weeks in Cologne). During this time, interested citizens will be able to take a critical look at European issues in 26 events. With this leading theme, the Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde takes up a current topic and comments on recent events.

A varied and exciting programmewith numerous discussions, exhibitions, lectures, excursions and events awaits the Cologne audience: “How much Europe is in Cologne?”, “Middle class and Europe – curse and blessing?”, “Language in the change: Of Wellness and Gyros” and “The glocalization of Europe,” etc.

Scientists of the Cologne Business School will co-create two formats during the Cologne theme weeks:


Kölner Wissenschaftsshow (Cologne science show)

19 May 2019, 6 p.m., Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne University of Music and Dance), Unter Krahnenbäumen 87

Spectacular show interludes, amazing knowledge and exciting effects: The first Kölner Wissenschaftsshow at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz presents spectacular research highlights from eight institutions of the Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde in an unusual way. The Cologne Business School, the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center), the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (German Sports University Cologne), the Hochschule Fresenius (Fresenius University of Applied Sciences), the Technische Hochschule Köln (Cologne University of Technology), die Universität Köln (University of Cologne), die Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne University of Music and Dance) and the Hochschule Macromedia ( Macromedia University of Applied Sciences will be taking part.

Music and acoustic elements provide fascinating impressions: Film contributions, experiments, a quiz and hands-on interactions inspire with funny and exciting effects; a guest of honor from space travel reveals an amazing and extraordinary view of the Earth.


Shaping the future – developing Europe

22 May 2019, 5 p.m., GESIS-Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8

Europe has faced many challenges in recent years, from Brexit, Trump, refugee policy and terrorism to new geopolitical and economic alliances. It should not be forgotten, however, that the young generation of Europeans in particular is driving a great will to shape and participate. They are the ones who will shape the future of Europe and who promise security in ongoing crises.

Scientists from the Cologne Business School, the GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne are also concerned with the question: How exactly does Europe “tick”? What ideas of politics, values, sustainability, solidarity and cohesion are there among the European population? How do people see the future of their Europe and is there anything like a transnational consensus on central issues among the people living in Europe today? And what about the Germans and the people of Cologne? In this interactive format, researchers present their research on Europe and would like to talk to you.

The entire programmeof events, most of which are free of charge, is available at: www.bit.ly/2GlkDo7

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