Goethe University Frankfurt conducts science with and for society. As the first German university established by citizens, Goethe University offers a wide variety of formats to strengthen civic dialog and to bring science to society.
To promote the reciprocal and mutually enriching exchange between science and society, Goethe University draws upon a wide range of knowledge and technology transfer activities and approaches, which are implemented together with political, economic, cultural, and civil society institutions and actors. We strive to generate impetus for society and create new paths and opportunities for innovation and development by engaging in knowledge exchange that impacts on practice. We also foster extensive networking with non-academic and industry partners. All transfer activities are complementary to, and synergetic with, our research and teaching activities.
Goethe University Frankfurt is located in the Rhine-Main region, one of Europe's economically most successful regions, with a high density of cultural, political, and international institutions – an ideal environment for social and economic cooperations.
Goethe University Frankfurt promotes dialogue with policy, business, and society through various dialogue formats and institutional activities:
Goethe University students and researchers often generate innovation ideas and inventions that contribute to social progress. Transferring research results to practice and applying academic knowledge for practical use can help to address and overcome key social challenges, making a valuable contribution to the benefit of society.
Goethe University also fosters dialogue and exchange with practitioners and non-academic institutions when it comes to studying, teaching, and continuing education. We promote the connection of our study programs with practice, for example through cooperation study programs with cultural institutions or teaching partnerships. Research-based learning through service learning approaches as well as teacher training courses and collaborations with schools ensure the continuous exchange with Frankfurt's civil society and beyond. Goethe University also supports lifelong learning through its wide range of academic, often part-time, continuing education courses.
The Career Service is a joint institution of Goethe University's Global Affairs Study and Teaching Department, the Federal Employment Agency's Frankfurt office, and the university subsidiary CAMPUSERVICE. The career service supports the transition to work and helps with questions around career development and making career choices.
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