The Käte Hamburger Kolleg: Cultures of Research (c:o/re) is a space for reflecting on interactions between science, technology and society. It aims to become an academic hub studying the transformations of science and society.

c:o/re seeks to expand interdisciplinary, global research networks by fostering collaborations between arts, humanities, social sciences, natural and life sciences and engineering. Being associated to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at RWTH Aachen University, it works closely with several of the university’s institutes. The center is the first International Centre for Advanced Studies at RWTH Aachen University.

c:o/re invites ten international fellows each year to join in developing new approaches to the similarities and differences between research cultures. Part of its mission is to offer its fellows a space to freely develop their research projects in a vibrant academic environment, facilitating exchange of ideas.

The fellows can contribute from different perspectives, feeding into the four main themes of the center:

1. Complexity, Lifelikeness and Emergence
2. Emerging Computational and Engineering Practices
3. Expanded Science and Technology Studies
4. Histories and Varieties of Science

c:o/re is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the funding scheme “Käte Hamburger Kollegs”. With this program the BMBF aims to further develop structures for excellent research in the humanities and social sciences, to network them internationally and to strengthen interdisciplinary and international academic work in Germany.

How to get to c:o/re

The closest bus stop is “Normaluhr”. Please find here the link to the page of Aachen’s public transport system AVV. From Aachen Central Station, it is a 5-minutes walk to c:o/re.

From Aachen Central Station, please cross the square in the direction of Bahnhofstraße, and walk down the street until you reach Theaterstraße.
Cross the street and turn right. Walk down Theaterstraße only a few steps until you reach the bus stop “Normaluhr” in front of Stadtpalais’ entrance. Welcome to c:o/re!