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Tag der offenen Tür 2019

Tag der offenen Tür 2018

On November 20, 2019 the University of Freiburg hosts a Tag der offenen Tür. UCF partcipates with info sessions, some open courses and is present at the Studiengangmesse in the university library. The Student Service Center provides a smartphone app for the open day to help put together the individual program and navigate through the university campus. Here you can download the app.

UCF invites you to the following presentations and courses:

  • Infoveranstaltung: Introduction – Bachelor Program “Liberal Arts andSciences” (LAS)

Thorsten Leiendecker

12:00-13:00 h Kollegiengebäude I (KG I) Room 1231 please note: new room! (instead of room 1137)

13:00-14:00 h, Kollegiengebäude I (KG I) Room 1231

Please note: There are two sessions scheduled. You can either visit the session at 12:00 or the session at 13:00 (both sessions have the same content).

Short description: “Liberal Arts and Sciences” at UCF is a 4-year, English-taught, interdisciplinary B.A./ B.Sc. program. The introduction session provides information on the program’s features, opportunities, and requirements – also from the students’ perspective.

Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) is a specific approach to Bachelor level education and offers an alternative to disciplinary study programs. We understand LAS education as a process of intellectual discovery and personal development in an interdisciplinary and international learning community.

The LAS program at UCF enables students to learn broadly, to systematically develop their capacity for high-level academic work in exchange with others, and to gradually unfold their own interests and abilities in ways suited to their aspirations. We encourage students to critically reflect on science and knowledge and to become skilled communicators and creative shapers of their environment.

Dr. Mathias Lessau

12:00-14:00 h, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum, Stefan-Meier-Straße 21

Cooperative behaviour is a challenge for different disciplinary approaches. Why should an individual selflessly commit to the welfare of another individual or group? Can there be genuine altruistic behaviour at all? To answer this question, it is important to understand what is meant by altruism in different disciplinary contexts. For example, it is important to distinguish the evolutionary-biological concept of altruism from psychological or philosophical theories of altruism. In this seminar, the relevant scientific approaches will be worked out and critically discussed. In addition, game theoretical scenarios as the iterative prisoner's dilemma or the ›ultimatum-game‹ will be used to illustrate the occurrence and range of cooperative behaviour.

PD Dr. Tobias Henschen
12:00-14:00h, Bertoldstraße 17, Alte Universität, HS 1, entrance via Brunnenstraße

This course is part of the systematic reflection on knowledge and science within the Core section of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It analyzes the traditional understanding of knowledge as true justified belief, the problems inherent to that understanding and epistemic skepticism.