Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Application for admission summer semester 2019

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From 06.10.2018 to 15.11.2018 you can apply for our Master´s programs at the Faculty of Social Sciences for summer semester 2019. We are looking forward to your application.

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New in Goettingen in October 2018: Prof. Dr. Céline Teney

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From October 2018 onwards, Céline Teney takes over the Professorship for “Fundamentals of Social Sciences”. She wrote her PhD thesis on the socio-cultural integration of second generation immigrants at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Prior to coming to Göttingen she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center and led a junior research group at the University of Bremen on the topic of intra-EU highly skilled migration. Moreover, she was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard University. She was awarded with the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize in 2016.

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Conference '''Bildung' for sustainable development'' 23.-24. November 2018, University of Göttingen

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The concept of sustainable development is now widely recognised in politics, society and science. The declared aim is that people living today can satisfy their needs without risking that future generations will no longer be able to do so. It is all about ecological sustainability, social justice, economic sustainability and citizens' participation in shaping social and political processes. 'Bildung' plays a key role in this. For this reason, the foundation stone of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was laid at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in the Agenda 21. This was followed by international initiatives such as the UN Decade for ESD (2005-2014) and the World ESD Action Programme.

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