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KOSMOS Mobility - Applications welcome until August 14

International Summer University from September 6 - 19, 2012

This year again, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will host the KOSMOS Summer University. KOSMOS will take place from September 6 - 19, 2012 at the Institute of Cultural History and Theory and will take up the topic 'Mobility'.


September 6th to 19th 2012
Pergamon Palais
Institut für Kulturwissenschaft
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Georgenstraße 47
10117 Berlin

The KOSMOS Summer University 2012 – Mobility (KOSMOS 2012) addresses the interdisciplinary basic research and the expansion of an international network with Latin America as its focus. The aim of KOSMOS 2012 is the development of research strategies that combine natural sciences, techniques and engineering, the humanities and design disciplines in an experimental project focusing on mobility in an urban space. There are two cities that serve as scenarios of challenge for the interdisciplinary design of mobility concepts: Berlin is recently making a name for itself as a space where future-oriented urban mobility is created, and Buenos Aires is one of the dynamic metropolises of South America. KOSMOS Summer University is a new format of excellent research created by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to intensify international contacts by emphasising a regional focus and thus pointedly combining the internationalisation of top level research and the promotion of junior scientific staff.
KOSMOS 2012 will take place in the Pergamon Palais, Institute of Cultural History and Theory of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from September 6th to September 19th, 2012. Seventeen renowned experts and 30 participants (doctoral candidates and postdocs) from Latin America and Berlin will be invited to jointly develop innovative mobility concepts for Berlin and Buenos Aires.

Interested PhD candidates and postdocs can apply until August 14th, 2012.


Further information


Deborah Zehnder
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Kulturwissenschaft
Phone: 030 2093-66256