Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum. Center for Advanced Transnational Studies

The Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum (JFZ) is the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg. The JFZ’s foremost goal is to support innovative research, and to establish connections between researchers across disciplines and national borders. The Center also seeks to highlight and communicate innovative research findings in the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences to audiences inside and outside academia. The JFZ’s main purpose is to strengthen and encourage research in the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg.


The JFZ was created in 2012. Its foundation reflects the idea of a “Networking University”, introduced by the University of Augsburg’s then newly elected president, Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel. Thus, the JFZ aims to contribute to the university’s academic profile by connecting the local key areas of expertise under the guidance of a central institution, helping to strengthen the university’s position within the academic world.


Research at the JFZ takes both a transnational and interdisciplinary approach to work on the substantial problems faced by a globalized society, thus it contributes significantly to addressing global challenges and issues. It communicates its research results nationally and internationally.


March 16, 2023

Mitgliederversammlung 27.04.2023

Die nächste Mitgliederversammlung des Jakob-Fugger-Zentrums findet am 27.04.2023 von 14 bis 16 Uhr, im Raum D 4056 statt.
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March 14, 2023

Internationale Gastdozentur am Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum: Tyrannei, Despotie, Gewalt - Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger in Augsburg

Im Sommersemester 2023 wird die Historikerin und Rektorin des Wissenschaftskollegs zu Berlin Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger in Augsburg zu Gast sein.
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Portrait von Frau Stollberg-Rilinger
Feb. 9, 2023

Sitzung des wissenschaftlichen Beirats

Die nächste Beiratssitzung findet am 27. Februar 2023 um 16 Uhr per Zoom statt.

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Contact Information

Adress for visitors:

Universität Augsburg
Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum (JFZ)
Forschungskolleg für Transnationale Studien

Büro-Center Messe (BCM), 10th floor
Alter Postweg 101
86159 Augsburg


Mailing Adress:

Universität Augsburg

Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum (JFZ)

86135 Augsburg

Phone: +49 821 598 -5208

Fax: +49 821 598 -145924  

Email: jfz@praesidium.uni-augsburg.de


Building: BCM


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