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.
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