European Research at Saarland University

Europe is one of three research foci at Saarland University and is supported by the Europe-related professorships of the Faculty of Human and Business Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities, and the Faculty of Law. As a cross-faculty cooperation platform and think tank, the Cluster for European Research offers European researchers from these faculties an ideal framework for intensive intra-university networking. The aim is to develop and implement joint projects and interdisciplinary collaborative research in the field of Europe.

Im Förderatlas 2021 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) werden die Geistes- und Sozial­wissen­schaften der Uni­versität des Saar­landes bezogen auf die Anzahl der in diesem Bereich tätigen Wissen­schaftler*innen auf Platz 6 von 161 Hoch­schulen gelistet. Dazu tragen auch viele europa­bezogene Forschungs­projekte an der Uni­versität bei, insbesondere das DFG-Graduierten­­kolleg "Euro­päische Traum­kulturen" (GRK 2021) von CEUS-Gründungs­mitglied Prof. Dr. Christiane Solte-Gresser sowie die DFG-Forschungs­gruppe "Populär­kultur trans­national – Europa in den langen 1960er Jahren" (FOR 2475) von CEUS-Gründungs­mitglied Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hüser.

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"Europe-World(s) – Projections, Reflections, Transformations"

Building on the research traditions and existing expertise at Saarland University, the research activities in the Cluster for European Research are bundled under the overarching research topic "Europe-World(s) – Projections, Reflections, Transformations". The focus is on the question of how 'concepts' of Europe are projected, transformed and reflected. Europe's relations with the world have always been characterised by give and take in many fields: culture, literature, languages, technology, economics, politics, law, philosophy, religion, etc. As Europe transformed the world, so the world transformed Europe. At a time when the political and economic centre of gravity of the world is shifting away from Europe to the Pacific, these processes of transformation are taking on a new character. Europe is seeking to think of its relationship to the world in new ways, to find new 'transitions' to the world. The resulting diverse interdisciplinary fields of research, conflict and reflection are explored at the CEUS, especially from systematic, historical, transcultural and intermedial perspectives. The main focus is the question of how 'concepts' of Europe are projected, transformed and reflected.

Forschungs­aktivitäten im Europa-Schwer­punkt der Uni­versität des Saarlandes

    • Collaborative research initiative

      (highlighting the issue of “Flucht”)

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    • (Europäische) Aufklärung(en)

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Contact

Dr. Kristina Höfer
Campus C5 3, Room 2.23
Tel. +49 681 302-70440
kristina.hoefer(at)uni-saarland.de