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Welcome at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft

The Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), established in 2012, is a central scientific research unit of the University of Bonn. Its research activities examine global function systems of modern society, both with regard to their autonomy and to their growing interconnectedness. Our scientific departments focus on democracy and autocracy as competing regime types in contemporary politics (Comparative Research on Democracies), on the definition and solution of problems in the system of science (Science Studies), and on the different understandings of the world by religious belief systems (Comparative Research on Religions). Based on this research, the FIW also provides a platform for public debate on the changing meanings and conflictual developments of these three global systems of communication.

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New publication in the FIW book series "Global Studies & Theory of Society"
Apr 17, 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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17.04. Is There an Emerging Chinese “Model” of the University? Reflections on the Facts and Discourses [Perspektiven der Moderne]
Apr 11, 2019

17.04. Is There an Emerging Chinese “Model” of the University? Reflections on the Facts and Discourses [Perspektiven der Moderne]

On April 17, the FIW lecture series ›Perspektiven der Moderne‹ starts again. The first lecture by Prof. Qiang Zha, York University, Canada, will focus on an emerging Chinese "model" of the university.

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Start of the Lecture Series ›The Global Diversity of Universities in the 21st Century‹
Apr 03, 2019

Start of the Lecture Series ›The Global Diversity of Universities in the 21st Century‹

On April 17, the FIW lecture series ›Perspektiven der Moderne‹ starts again, this summer semester presenting the topic ›The Global Diversity of Universities in the 21st Century‹.

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New Junior Professor for Science and Society: Kaat Louckx has started in January 2019 at the FIW
Feb 15, 2019

New Junior Professor for Science and Society: Kaat Louckx has started in January 2019 at the FIW

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Prof. Dr. Kaat Louckx, who accepted the junior professorship of “Science and Society” at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft.

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13.2. Political Responsiveness in Democratic Regimes [Perspektiven der Moderne]
Feb 15, 2019

13.2. Political Responsiveness in Democratic Regimes [Perspektiven der Moderne]

On February 13, Laura Morales will present the last lecture of the 2018/19 winter semester's lecture series ›Perspektiven der Moderne: Soziologie politischer Systeme der Gegenwart‹.

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16.1. Political inclusion and statelessness: an exploration of (non)citizenship [Perspektiven der Moderne]
Jan 06, 2019

16.1. Political inclusion and statelessness: an exploration of (non)citizenship [Perspektiven der Moderne]

On January 16, Laura van Waas, University of Tilburg, is going to give the next lecture in the series ›Perspektiven der Moderne: Soziologie politischer Systeme der Gegenwart‹. She will present on political inclusion and statelessness.

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19.12. Organizing sub-national government: What does Scandinavia tell us? [Perspektiven der Moderne]
Dec 10, 2018

19.12. Organizing sub-national government: What does Scandinavia tell us? [Perspektiven der Moderne]

The third lecture in the series ›Perspektiven der Moderne: Soziologie politischer Systeme der Gegenwart‹ is going to be held on December 19 by Lawrence E. Rose, University of Oslo.

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