Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 071/2016

About the Seven Seas

Public Lecture Series “Mensch und Meer: Zwischen Nutzen und Ausbeutung“ of ZAK Covers the Ocean as a Habitat
The Colloquium Fundamentale deals with the conflict between protection and utili-zation of the biggest habitat of earth – the oceans. (Photo: pexels)

It is a source of food as well as an economic area, a climate maker, and a place of longing: The sea has always fascinated mankind. In the 2016 summer semester, the Colloquium Fundamentale of ZAK I Center for Applied Cultural and General Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will cover marine research. The series of public lectures will be opened by Professor Reinhold Leinfelder, geologist of Freie Universität Berlin and Director of the Projektinitiative Haus der Zukunft (house of the future project initiative) on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 18.30 hrs, at the NTI Hörsaal (Engesserstraße 5, building 30.10).



The public lectures of the Colloquium Fundamentale will be held in the German language on Thursdays. Admission is free.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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