Second funding phase for IKGF

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Erlangen: Parliamentary State Secretary Stefan Müller, MdB, hands over the notification of approval from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to the representatives of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität for the International College for Humanistic Research (FAU) (IKGF) as part of a celebration in the Orangery of FAU. Photo: Professor Michael Lackner (Director IKGF), Member of the Bundestag Stefan Müller, FAU President Joachim Hornegger and Prof. Klaus Herbers (Deputy Director IKGF), Chancellor Sybille Reichert and Vice-President Günter Leugering. 10/07/2015. Photo: Harald Sippel

The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” (IKGF) obtains a second funding period after successful evaluation and dedicated scientific work in an international context in the past six years. In a solemn act, on July 10, 2015, the diploma of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) was handed over at the banquet hall of the Orangery in Erlangen.
The IKGF is the largest third-party funded project at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. It combines international and interdisciplinary work by bringing together experts from the areas of Sinology, History, Linguistics, Religious Studies, Ethnology, Political Science, Sociology and others. Over the past six years, a broad network of international and interdisciplinary research collaborations has been established and IKGF alumni have been placed at the most prestigious Chinese universities. In the second funding phase, the research areas and regions will be expanded. From China and the European Middle Ages, the focus will be widened to Tibet and India. Two new handbooks will be elaborated and an exhibition on prognostication in East Asia and Europe is planned for 2017.