China’s development has been completely different from the West - in terms of language, philosophy and history. Insight in China’s traditions offers a better understanding of China’s contemporary nationalism.
Primates and Philosophers: Evolutionary Building Blocks of Morality
Monday 9 November 2015 - 8:15 pm
Stadsschouwburg, Turfsingel 86, Groningen
€6,- / €3,- on presentation of student or SGG-discount card
Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? Primatologist Frans de Waal will demonstrate that animals–and humans–are "preprogrammed to reach out."
On the Night of the University the future of the Academia will be central theme of debates, talks and discussions. Students, teachers and researchers, as well as policy makers and politicians are questioning the direction the university is taking.
Repeated climate-driven introductions from Central Asia
Tuesday 13 October 2015 - 8:00 pm
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
€3,- / free on presentation of student or SGG-discount card
The plague remains infamous in today’s culture largely due to the Black Death of 1347–1353, which decimated the human population in Europe. Given this history, plague is often classified as a problem of the past. However, it remains a current threat in many parts of the world.