Flight and migration characterize the relations of Europe to the Southern mediterranean countries. On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, ZAK I Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has invited international experts to discuss current problems and their medial dimension. Among these experts are the Kenian German Studies’ specialist and sister of the US President, Dr. Auma Obama. The ZAK anniversary events on November 30 and December 1, 2012 will be part of the series “Mittelmeer vor Ort” of the German network of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
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 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 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.