In its different event formats, it attempts to give impulses to scientific thinking and understanding. According to Martin Heidegger, the in-between, in which we move and have to move, “is only by moving in it”. This becomes possible in thinking. This thinking is demanding, difficult, exhausting. For that reason, creative time and thinking spaces are required in order to find time for thinking beyond the academic “business”. Such free spaces, which make it possible to discover new possibilities of thinking and understanding, are offered by FiF (more on the ). topics
Apart from its academic activities, FiF is also a center of academic administration. This is an essential part of modern university life. On behalf of the Presidential Board and Senate of TU Darmstadt and in cooperation with the and FiF Commission , FiF organizes and supervises the periodic call for internal TU funding for interdisciplinary FiF-Fellows . In doing so, FiF creates significant accents in the life of the university, scientifically as well as in terms of science policy. research projects
Ceremony to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FiF 2023
with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Mittelstrass
“University, quo vadis? Idea, reality and future of the university”.
The highlight of the festivities will be FiF's “birthday party” on 12 July. The speaker will be Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Mittelstraß from the University of Konstanz. His lecture, followed by a response from the Darmstadt philosopher Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring, will address a fundamental question: “University, quo vadis? Idea, reality and future of the university”.
Time and location: 12 July 2023 | Lichtenberg-Haus 6 pm.
15 Years of FiF
It is hard to believe, but it is true: FiF will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary in 2023. Since its foundation in 2008 and its recognition as a central institution of the university by Senate Resolution in 2017, a lot has happened in the small centre at Magdalenenstraße 23. But in spite of all the changes that the years have brought, there is also stability in change. Since its foundation, FiF has regularly organised calls for proposals for TU funding for innovative interdisciplinary research projects.With its own event formats such as the Academic Quarter, DenkRäume, Workshops, Forums and, of course, the FiF Lecture, FiF also continually pursues the goal of giving the existing and highly practised interdisciplinary scientific culture at TU Darmstadt some fresh food for thought. And this is also the case in the anniversary year. With Dieter Thomä, an internationally respected philosopher who teaches at St. Gallen University will hold the FiF Lecture on 16 May. In a Forum on 1 June, which will be organised together with the Federal Foundation for Building Culture (Bundesstiftung Baukultur), its Chairman Reiner Nagel will speak on the topic of “ Conversion Culture”. Last but not least, we are pleased to welcome the doyen of German science policy, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Mittelstraß from Constance. As a philosopher, Jürgen Mittelstraß has influenced debates on university policy in this country for decades and has also played an important role in discussions on interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. We are pleased and honoured that he has accepted our invitation to hold the festive lecture. The lecture is titled “University, quo vadis? Idea, reality and future of the university”.
Celebrate with us: Ad multos annos!
For more information, including registration, please visit the linked websites.