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Discover the world at the Faculty of Humanities.

Humanities reflect how people understand the world, how they interact with it and ‘create’ it. We do this by asking fundamental questions that sometimes seem far removed from current problems, but in fact form the basis of our contemporary experiences; for example, we research how people dealt with changes in the past and how they can guide them in the present. This enables us to determine the kind of future we can or should imagine for ourselves, or must work to bring about.

Research and education range from languages, cultures, area studies to history, philosophy, arts, and religious studies. We are driven by passion and curiosity about the world around us.

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