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Forum Internationale Wissenschaft

The Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) is a central scientific institution of the University of Bonn, founded in 2012. The scientific departments focus on the subject areas of Comparative Research on Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes, Science Studies and the Politics of Science, Comparatitive Research on Religions and Digital Society.

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Publications

Besides individual publications of staff members, the FIW publishes two series: The FIW Working Paper are reviewed papers based on current research projects. In cooperation with the publishing house transcript, the FIW is also responsible for the book series ›Global Studies & Theory of Society‹.

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FIW News

New FIW Working Paper published
24.07.2019

New FIW Working Paper published

We are happy to present Working Paper No. 10, a text on the political inclusion of diversified elites in China by Rebekka Åsnes Sagild and Anna L. Ahlers. You can download the working paper as PDF.

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10.07. Contemporary Challenges and the Public University: Some Reflections from India
04.07.2019

10.07. Contemporary Challenges and the Public University: Some Reflections from India

In the last lecture of the FIW series ›Perspektiven der Moderne‹, Prof. Lakshmi Subramanian, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta, is going to share personal experience on researching and teaching at Indian universities.

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3.7. The Higher Education Industry and Citizen Responses in Africa
25.06.2019

3.7. The Higher Education Industry and Citizen Responses in Africa

In the next lecture of the FIW series ›Perspektiven der Moderne‹, Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, University of Ghana, is going to present emerging new ideas in African higher education sectors.

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12.6. Pathways to Securing the Future of the University in Africa
18.06.2019

12.6. Pathways to Securing the Future of the University in Africa

In the next lecture of the FIW series ›Perspektiven der Moderne‹, Prof. Bassey Antia, University of the Western Cape, is going to give insights from South Africa.

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New publication in the FIW book series "Global Studies & Theory of Society"
17.04.2019

New publication in the FIW book series "Global Studies & Theory of Society"

A new book by Vidar Grøtta on the transformation on humanities education in Norway has been published in the book series edited by FIW and transcript.

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Dahrendorf Library

The FIW owes the Dahrendorf Library, comprising about 7,000 books, to the donation of the widow of Ralf Dahrendorf. Since 2012, it can be found in the basement of the FIW.

Perspektiven der Moderne

›Perspektiven der Moderne‹ is the central scientific lecture series at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft. Lectures take place on Wednesdays.

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Vacancies and internships

Here you can find current vacancies of the FIW. Additionally, the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft offers internship opportunities to interested students.

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