Press Release 135/2014

Series of Presentations on the Online and Offline Society

The Colloquium Fundamentale Focuses on Societal and Cultural Impacts of Digitization
Social developments of the digital era are in the focus of presentations during the winter semester. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)

Under the heading of “Digitale Revolution = Digital Citizen?” (Digital Revolution = Digital Citizen?), the Colloquium Fundamentale of the ZAK | Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will focus on the complex consequences of digitization for our society. The series of presentations will be opened by the founder of internet sociology, Dr. Stephan G. Humer, of the Berlin University of the Arts on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 18 hrs, at the NTI-Hörsaal (Engesserstr. 5, building 30.10, KIT Campus South).


The presentations will be made in German.


For further information (in German):


Digital Press Kit Relating to the Science Year 2014

Communication, energy supply, mobility, industry, health care, leisure time: Digital technologies have long been part of our everyday life, they open up new opportunities and offer solutions for problems of society. At the same time, they pose challenges. Opportunities and risks will be in the focus of the Science Year 2014 – The Digital Society. At the KIT, researchers of all disciplines study various – technical and societal – aspects of digitization. The digital press kit of KIT relating to the Science Year 2014 contains short portraits, press releases, and videos:



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 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 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.

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Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer
Phone: +49 721 608-41150
Fax: +49 721 608-43658
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