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Workshop Futuring the University?

This workshop explores the present and future of higher education. The sector faces a crisis of purpose amidst multiple challenges, leading to questions about its role and mandate going forward. The workshop aims to transcend disciplinary boundaries, fostering dialogue among diverse stakeholders to address these issues. By embracing a multidisciplinary approach and promoting collaboration, we seek to ignite discussions that may lead to institutional and individual engagement and innovation, countering crisis fatigue and fostering collective reflection.



Futuring the University: Translating and Transforming Value(s) and Valuation(s) of Higher Education

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS)
Justus Liebig University Giessen

July 18–19, 2024


CfA Futuring the University? (PDF)
Programme - Futuring the University? (PDF)
Information for Participants

There is no workshop fee. Travel and accommodation costs are covered by participants. Should you need a formal letter of acceptance to apply for travel funding, please contact lena.nuechter.


Lena Nuechter


+49 641 99 30056


  • 15 February 2024 - abstract submission

  • 15 March 2024 - notification of acceptance

  • 29 May 2024 - final workshop programme

  • 23 June 2024 - paper submission deadline

  • 18-19 July 2024 - workshop dates

Where to Find Us


Where to find us



Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Giessener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften (GGK)
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

Otto-Behaghel-Str. 12
35394 Giessen


Reaching Giessen by train or plane (Frankfurt Airport)

Giessen Station can be reached by intercity or regional trains from all directions (see Deutsche Bahn or Trainline for connections). If you're coming by plane, you can take the train from Frankfurt airport train station (Frankfurt(M)Flughafen) to the main train station (Frankfurt(Main)Hbf) in Frankfurt. From there, take a regional train to Giessen (see the Deutsche Bahn website).

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Find us by bus or bike

From Giessen train station, you can take a bus or a nextbike to the GGK/GCSC.

From the train station Gießen Oswaldsgarten and the bus stop Gießen Marktplatz, the bus line 801 goes to the bus stop Ostschule. When you arrive at Gießen Ostschule, you will see the four-storey GGK/GCSC building. From the main train station Gießen Bahnhof, you reach the stop Gießen Marktplatz with the bus lines 2, 5, 15, 24.

Alternative: Line 10 und 18 (from the main Gießen train station) and line 802 (Gießen Oswaldsgarten and Marktplatz) to the stop Giessen Philosophikum. The walk from there is about 10 minutes.

You will find the current route planner on the Stadtwerke Gießen website.

Alternatively, pick up a nextbike at the main station (or at any station close to your hotel) and cycle to the GCSC. You can drop the bike off at a station directly behind our building.