ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conferences

ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Partnership

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and Bielefeld University/ZiF have agreed to co-sponsor a series of Scientific Conferences, within the framework of the ESF Research Conferences Scheme. The Series will be known as ‘ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conferences’, and will be at the highest scientific level with respect to topics and choice of participants. The Conferences will bring together participants and experts from the social sciences and humanities with a wider audience in the boundary area of academic discussion and public debate to discuss topics that are of major importance to the scientific community in Europe. Selected conferences in the series will take place every other year.

The topics will be at the forefront of scientific research and will focus on two themes, Science and Values and Environmental Degradation and Migration which will take place in alternating years.

ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conferences will take place at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University.

Conference Guidelines PDF (63 KB) Last Updated 29-May-2008

Bielefeld University

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Bielefeld University combines classical academic tradition with innovative research and teaching. It was founded as a new type of university in 1969 with the aims of re-establishing the unity between research and teaching advocated by Humboldt, and of opening up the frontiers between the disciplines. The university has succeeded in maintaining and developing essential elements of this reform concept despite a considerable increase in student numbers. Bielefeld University has attained an outstanding position among national and international academic institutions on the strength of its research achievements and unique courses of studies, its technology transfer and further education programmes.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) lies on the slopes of the Teutoburg Forest overlooking the University building. It was founded in 1968 and is modelled on the American Center for Advanced Study. Scholars from all over the world come here to work on interdisciplinary subjects in research and working groups.