As one of FAU’s central academic facilities, the Center conducts interdisciplinary research in cooperation with all five faculties in the field of applied philosophy of science. Our Center also coordinates the Key Qualifications Program and the Orientation Program (GOS) as well as delivering a broad portfolio of training courses and advisory services in both areas. All important details about research, teaching and contact persons at the Center can be found on the website. For further information about the Center please click on tasks.
Areas of work
In the framework of the interdisciplinary research priority “Applied Philosophy of Science”, research work at the Center focuses on questions concerned both with the environment for research from a practical and theoretical perspective as well as the social significance and ethical consequences of its results. Amongst others these include the topics of “Trust in Science”, “Requirements for Successful Interdisciplinarity” and “Future Lifeworlds”.
Secondly the Center offers its own courses which were specially developed as key qualifications. In this area, our portfolio concentrates on the topic of applied philosophy of science as well as the teaching of study and career-related skills (methodological, social and personal skills).
The Orientation Program (GOS) is a sub-project of FAU’s successful QuiS – Quality in Teaching and Studies proposal, which is being funded as part of the Quality Pact for Teaching of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The objective of the program is to help students study successfully by offering them a variety of courses that are independent of their specific subject: At the beginning of their studies, we offer new students information and orientation support. In addition, there are courses for all students on academic work as well as workshops and discussion groups which address specific study-related topics, such as how to prepare for exams, time management, tips on how to give a presentation, read scientific texts or write term papers.
Now that this offer has been successfully established at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology in the first funding period of QuiS – Quality in Teaching and Studies (2012–2016), the program is now open to all FAU students in the second funding period (2017–2020).
You still have some questions about the program?
Please visit the Orientation Program (GOS) section on the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology website www.phil.fau.de/gos
(!) Please note: Admission to Leonardo College is not possible at the current time. As soon as applications can be accepted again it will be announced here.