Founded in 1996, the Human Science Center (HWZ) concentrates on interdisciplinary research; in particular research topics that include competence from the humanities, the sciences and the arts are promoted.
The most general goal of the Human Science Center is to better understand anthropological universals and cultural specifics. The consistent interdisciplinary and international approach of the Human Science Center is without precedence in Germany.
Research projects include studies of
- cognitive and functional competence of humans and their dependence on the social, geographical and political situation
- the understanding of the needs and capabilities of humans to develop human adequate technologies for all generations
- the anthropological basis of arts
- the systematic study of basic concepts like time or thinking in combining results from the neurosciences with the insights coming from physics, philosophy, cognitive science and computer science
Members of the Human Science Center come from different academic and also non-academic institutions, from different faculties and from different countries in Europe, North America and Asia.
The know-how provided by this network is made available for the public through lecture series and book publications.