Research Forum

The Research Forum facilitates interdisciplinary scientific cooperation among faculty members as well as with other institutions. It sees itself as a 'marketplace of ideas' with a laboratory character, a low degree of institutionalisation and great voluntary commitment. The forum aims to develop fields of innovation and enable research from 'below' in the form of research platforms.

The activities of a platform result from the researchers' common research question. So far, they have included workshops, lecture series, lectures, excursions, panel discussions, the production of anthologies, applications to the SNF for SINERGIA or project funding, networking and a film programme to discuss socio-political issues. Other activities are of course possible. The funding amount per platform and year is a maximum of CHF 3,000.

How can a project become a research platform? If there are free places, a call is sent out at the end of the year within the Phil.-hist. Faculty and published on this website. The College's Board of Directors decides on the applications.

The head of the office, Dr. Ariane Lorke, will be happy to answer your questions. 

Currently, there are seven research platforms

Former platforms