Key Data of the Marsilius-Kolleg


  • 7 Fellows classes since 2008
  • Total of 82 Fellowships for a total of 70 academics

Table 1: Fellows by science

Table 2: Fellows by gender

Marsilius Projects

  • Incarnation as a paradigm of evolutionary cultural anthropology (2013-2016)
  • Equality and inequality in liver allocation (2013-2014)
  • Ethical and legal aspects of the total human genome sequencing (2011-2014)
  • The Global Governance of Climate Engineering (2009-2012)
  • People and Human Dignity (2008-2011)
  • Perspectives of Ageing in the Process of Social and Cultural Change (2008-2011)


Marsilius Academies

Thematic schools for young scientists:

  • Accountability - a useful illusion? (2009)
  • Healthy aging - individual and societal challenges (2009)
  • Governing Climate Engineering - A Transdisciplinary Summer School (2010)
  • Bridging the Water Gap - Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2010)
  • The (un) transparent human being. How far can one see into a person? (2011)
  • New Interdisciplinary Anthropology: Body - Mind - Culture (2012)
  • Violence and Altruism (2013)
  • Synthetic biology - the promises and risks of modern biotechnology
  • Young and Old - two stages of life under pressure of optimization (2015)
  • Anthropology of Perception (2015)
  • Early Childhood in Transition. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2016)
  • European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention: euVENTION (2017)


Marsilius Lectures

  • lecture series with renowned speakers  from various disciplines, aimed at the general public.
  • Former Speakers: among others, Günter Blobel (Nobel Prize 1999), Wolfgang Frühwald, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhardt (Nobel Prize 1995), Jörg Widmann, Edna B. Foa, Simon White, Alvin Roth (Nobel Prize 2012), Onur Güntürkün, Hans -Jörg Rheinberger, Felix Schürmann, Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann, Elio Riboli, Jutta Allmendinger, Joachim von Braun, Elke Seefried, Kevin Esvelt.


Marsilius studies

  • Bridges seminars on cross-cutting issues (such as "evolution" or "neurobiology of the mind") are conducted jointly by at least two lecturers from different fields.
  • The additional studies can be completed with the Marsilius Certificate.



  • "Writings of Marsilius Kolleg": scientific book series, so far 16 volumes
  • "Forum Marsilius Kolleg": Online Journal of the Marsilius Kolleg, so far 15 editions
  • Numerous publications of Fellows and projects in professional journals
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Latest Revision: 2018-02-23
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