University for everyone Collegium generale

Münchenwiler seminar

The Münchenwiler seminar of the Collegium generale is held each spring at the Münchenwiler castle in Murten. The seminar is open to all members of the teaching staff and intermediate staff at the University of Bern.


Friday, May 7th – Saturday, May 8th, 2021 
Virtual meeting

In universities and beyond, “interdisciplinarity” has become a buzzword: Interfaculty centers are founded to foster interdisciplinary exchange; funding institutions increase their budgets for interdisciplinary research; and study programs that integrate contributions from several disciplines are trending. But is the hype about interdisciplinarity well placed? What is interdisciplinary research, to begin with? What are its chances and possible pitfalls? How can interdisciplinary research be promoted in an effective way? The Münchenwiler seminar invites researchers to step back from their daily engagement in interdisciplinary research and to reflect on the future of scholarly disciplines as well as of interdisciplinary

Schloss Münchenwiler
Münchenwiler castle
Program Interdisciplinarity
 Friday, 7th May 2021  First afternoon session: 14.00 - 16.15  Program
 Friday,  7th May 2021  Second afternoon session: 16.45 - 20.00  Program
 Saturday, 8th May 2021  First morning session: 09.00 - 10.30  Program
 Saturday, 8th May 2021  Second morning session: 11.00 - 12.30  Program

Organizing Commitee

Prof. Dr. Dr. Claus Beisbart, Institute of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Kevin Heng, Center for Space and Habitability
Prof. Dr. Katharina Heyden, Institute of Historical Theology
Dr. Sibylle Studer, td-net, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Sara Bloch, Collegium generale