The Marsilius Kolleg, named after the first rector of the University of Heidelberg, Marsilius von Inghen, was recently established as a Centre for Advanced Study to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and research. It aims at bridging the gap especially between the sciences and the humanities.
The Marsilius Kolleg is a central part of Heidelberg’s successful proposal within the Excellence Initiative launched by the federal and state governments in Germany. Heidelberg´s proposal in general and the Marsilius Kolleg in particular aim at developing the idea of a comprehensive public university. In the following pages we will provide you with more information about the centre’s current and planned programmes.
Hans-Georg Kräusslich & Wolfgang Schluchter