There is a place where the boundaries between the academic disciplines, between cultures, between hierarchies and between economic theory and entrepreneurial practice disappears, at least for a short time. I imagine when I attend a conference at the Karlshochschule, I will feel at home.
ReThinking Service Learning Conference 2021
The service learning method combines academic content with practical, common good-oriented experience and reflective learning. It gives students the opportunity to sharpen their awareness of social justice and sustainability, to improve their ability to work in a team and to improve their solution orientation. Service learning also means active openness and cooperation between universities and civil society - a partnership that, in the best case scenario, acts on an equal footing and enriches both sides. The conference ReThinking Service Learning - Good Practice and New Inspiration for Universities and Civil Society promotes the interactive exchange of experiences and insights among practitioners and scientists. The event will take place at Karlshochschule for the first time in spring 2021. The focus is on the internationalization and digitalization of service learning, as well as the role of personality, competencies and leadership in service learning. Concepts for successful cooperation between universities and civil society are also discussed. An overview of the most important information and topics of the conference can be found here.
We look forward to contributions from academics and practitioners from universities and civil society on the three main topics. You can find our Call for Contributions as well as further information on the conference schedule here.
Note: the originally scheduled date of the conference, November 18th and 19th, 2020, was postponed to February 2021 due to the corona pandemic.
The new date will be announced in the course of the next weeks.
Model United Nations Conference KAMUN X 2020
- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 -
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KAMUN X – The Black Forest Summit is the annual Model United Nations conference hosted by the MUNIKA e.V. This year, it will take place from November 6 - 8, 2020 at the Karlshochschule in Karlsruhe, Germany.
But what is Model United Nations (MUN) in the first place? At MUN conferences, university students get the chance to authentically simulate the institutions, bodies, and committees of the United Nations. Through role-playing as UN delegates, participants research and formulate their country’s position which they use to negotiate and search for solutions later. Moreover, delegates discuss international challenges and crises to work out resolutions improving the delegate’s diplomatic, public speaking as well as Business English skills. Finally, being involved in multilateral decision-making processes boosts the understanding of international relations.
Nevertheless, cultural understanding and personal relationships between students all over the world are also facilitated by the Model United Nations spirit. Participating in a MUN conference renders feelings of team spirit, being part of a global network, and working jointly on a better future.
This year, KAMUN X - The Black Forest Summit is taking place for the 10th time. Therefore, many special opportunities are waiting for the delegates. You can discuss the freedom of expression and its repression in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the use of genetically modified crops to increase food security in the UN’s Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Issues (SOCHUM), or the combat of the socio-economic fallout following COVID-19 in developing countries in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). However, next to these regular committees some highlights for more experienced students such as the open-agenda Security Council and the Joint Cabinet Crisis focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Gene Manipulation are offered, as well. Certainly, every delegate will find their perfect spot to apply their skills and interests.
Additionally, KAMUN 2020 will be a special experience as it will be one of the first conferences taking place in person again. Despite the precautions which are inevitably taken due to the virus (the FAQ on issues regarding COVID-19 can be found on the website), the conference will try to safely create alternative opportunities to build new international friendships and collect exciting as well as professional experiences in Karlsruhe.
If you are interested, you can find the delegate application here: https://kamun.org/registration/.