Studium Generale aims to encourage students and staff to think more critically, more clearly. About science, society and themselves. It seeks to prompt discussion of these subjects and, in so doing, to take the participants beyond the limits of their own disciplines.
To achieve this, we offer lectures, debates and workshops. In addition we run the RoomService theatre festival, exhibitions and excursions. Studium Generale also works closely with the Movie W arthouse cinema.
Open Mind Lab
We welcome student collaboration in conceiving and running the Studium Generale activities programme. In the Open Mind Lab, for example. Here, a group of students works on a theme of their own choosing. Coached by a Studium Generale staff member, the group might prepare, say, a series of lectures or film screenings followed by an audience discussion.
The certificate programme provides further opportunity for students to get more out of Studium Generale. As a certificate student, you attend 30 Studium Generale activities and write a short report on each one. You'll receive feedback on your work from a Studium Generale staff member. And you'll meet other certificate students during the lunchtime gatherings that Studium Generale regularly organises. Finally, you will receive a certificate signed by the Rector Magnificus; written proof of your broad development.
A special occasion in our annual calendar is our RoomService Festival. In just one evening, about a dozen short theatre, dance and musical performances are staged in student rooms. You can attend at most three.
SG activities are usually conducted in English. English-spoken activities are publicised in English.