Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt)
The Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies (FIRSt) brings together research activities related to religious studies within the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Theology at the University of Göttingen. It provides opportunities for exchange and further development of new research contexts. It is a central component of the university’s strategy to interlink religious studies intra- and interdisciplinarily.
Professor Thomas Kaufmann receives the prestigious German Research Award
The theologian Professor Thomas Kaufmann from the University of Göttingen has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2020 by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The DFG thus honours Kaufmann as one of the “most important international Reformation researchers”, according to the jury. more...
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University of Göttingen extends funding for FIRSt
The presidential board of the University of Göttingen has decided to extend the funding for FIRSt for another two years.
“This is a great success for us, an acknowledgment of our achievements in bringing together research activities related to the study of religion at the Göttingen Campus over the last five years”, says FIRSt speaker Alexander-Kenneth Nagel.
The administrative support of FIRSt will provide the research focus with the opportunity to further develop and to intensify collaboration at and beyond the Göttingen Campus and to investigate new options for project based research.