The Faculty of Humanities is a lively and innovative environment for studies in the humanities and cultural studies. Among its range of subjects are classics like History, Languages, and Literatures. We also offer cultural sciences like Art History, Musicology, and are proud to be the only Swiss university to teach Theater and Dance studies. Other key subjects are Philosophy, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies, Archaeology, and Social Anthropology.
The Walter Benjamin Kolleg is home to interdisciplinary research, young academics support, and our graduate school. PhD-students can join our offers in Global Studies, Language and Society and Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies. The graduate school supports PhD-students with special theory and method courses. The faculty is also home to the pilot scheme Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities in cooperation with the Bern Academy of the Arts.
The academic research is carried out by about 90 professors with great reputation and networks. Our students are educated in well-equipped lecture theatres and great libraries. Learn more...
Since 2020, the WBKolleg has awarded the annual "Young Scholars" prize to excellent young researchers from Switzerland and abroad who successfully work across disciplines and communicate their research to a broad public in a lively, comprehensible and vivid manner.
For 2022, members of the Fakultätskollegium at the Faculty of Humanities may send a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2022.
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