As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg sees knowledge exchange as a fundamental component of research and teaching. The goal of knowledge exchange is to communicate the knowledge gained through research and teaching to the public and to make it useful for them, always keeping exchange between academia and society in the foreground.
How the humanities understand knowledge exchange
The Faculty of Humanities is characterized by an intrinsic understanding of knowledge exchange, generated by its diversity of subjects and plurality of methods. It is based on the awareness that questions, topics, and subjects of the humanities should be anchored in the broader community, and that they should be communicated and discussed in the framework of far-reaching translation processes. In the Faculty of Humanities, transfer is not seen as a third mission alongside research and teaching, but rather as ongoing critical reflection on current social, political, cultural, and economic conditions, inherent in all research approaches.
You can find more information about the Faculty’s knowledge exchange profile, research-related knowledge exchange activities, and knowledge exchange-based teaching here.