Conversation is key — Universities and their responsibility for societal development

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

Sabine Kunst

In the winter of 1827/28, half of the city of Berlin — from the workers to the members of court society — listened to Alexander von Humboldt’s legendary Cosmos Lectures, which form the nucleus of his great work. At each lecture, hundreds of listeners gained insight into the state of research at the time.