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Erfurt's "Open Science Initiative" is "University Pearl" of the Month

Open Science promises more robust findings for science, business and society. The aim of the "Open Science Initiative" of the University of Erfurt (EFOSI) is to increase the transparency of social and behavioral science research and to improve the…

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Welcome Agnes Pfrang!

"I have known Erfurt for many years and have always enjoyed coming here," says Agnes Pfrang. The city offers all the amenities of a big city, yet there is a very pleasant and rather quiet atmosphere, to which the openness and friendliness of the…

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Conference on Cibulka at the Gotha Research Library

On September 21 and 22, the colloquium "Landscapes this and beyond time" organized by PD Dr. Stephan Pabst (Halle/Saale) and Prof. Dr. Jan Röhnert (Braunschweig) will take place at the Research Library Gotha of the University of Erfurt. The…

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Barbara Theriault's "Die Bodenständigen" is Germany's most beautiful regional book

"Die Bodenständigen. Erkundungen aus der nüchternen Mitte der Gesellschaft" - the book by Barbara Theriault, which was published in the edition überland" in 2020, is "Germany's most beautiful regional book 2020".

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New insights into the "West Windows"

The actors in the research project "What is Western about the West?" at the University of Erfurt use "West Windows", a format with which they regularly publish small articles that provide insights into their research topic.

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Issue "Theological highlights on Corona" published

How can the pandemic help us to focus on the 'essentials'? Can Corona be a wake-up call? And can the seemingly pointless epidemic be given a meaning after all? In numerous articles, scientists from the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University…

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Database on religion and urbanity is online

The DFG-funded research group "Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations" (FOR 2779) of the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt has now gone online with a database on religion and urbanity at the publishing house De Gruyter.

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Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez appointed to the independent expert group on islamophobia

In order to research Muslim hostility in Germany on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and to develop proposals for prevention and combating, Horst Seehofer has now appointed twelve representatives from science and practice to the new…

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