Concept and Contents of the Lecture Program

Another of the Kolleg’s characteristics is its extensive lecture program in which up to 100 events per year are directed at an expert audience and the broader interested public.

An important element is the “Fellow Lectures” in which the Kolleg’s visiting scientists give insights into their research projects. Additional lecture formats are now part of the set repertoire, in particular the “Greifswald Speeches” on current social issues. Key aspects of the lecture program also include broad and interdisciplinary lecture series that are directed especially at lecturers and students. The lecture series deal with the University of Greifswald’s research focuses. Other lecture series are dedicated to famous Greifswald scientists who were path-breaking in their research areas. These include the “Loeffler Lecture” (Virology), the “Felix Hausdorff Lecture” (Mathematics) and the “Gustaf Dalman Lecture” (Theology). Readings, topic evenings and evening public lectures during conferences add to the Kolleg’s lecture program.

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Professor Dr. Wolfgang Lucht (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) made 2016 a speech during the lecture series „Planet Erde 3.0“ with the title "Wie kann Zukunft gelingen? Planetare Grenzen, komplexe Erde und sozial-ökologische Transformation".
Former Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck was at the Kolleg 2010 as a part of the series of lectures „20 Jahre danach – Einblicke in die jüngste deutsche Geschichte".