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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


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The general outline of the 20th Symposium "Placing the Future" is online now

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General Outline of "Geographies of the University"

The twelfth symposium in September 2014 will focus on universities as key actors in the global knowledge economy. Universities are centers of research, teaching and expertise with significant economic, social and cultural impacts at different geographical scales. They attract creative minds and intellectuals from around the globe, provide graduates and innovations for the economy and sustain diverse international linkages that make them important sites of cultural encounter and exchange. Conversely, a university is affected by the political, social, and economic conditions of its urban and regional location. This symposium brings together scholars from different disciplines and countries, who are studying the university, in order to explore the pivotal question how a greater awareness of the histories, geographies and practices of universities can shape current debates about their future.

Conceptualizing universities as nodes in wider local, regional, national and international networks, this symposium revolves around two main themes:

1. Spaces of knowledge production and cultural encounter

  • Medieval and early modern universities
  • Modern research universities

2. Economic impact, employability and entrepreneurship.

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