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.


June 23, 2022

Call: Research Stay for Ukrainian Visiting Scholars

The Jakob Fugger Center offers

Research stays for two refugee Ukrainian visiting scholars

in the winter semester 2022/2023.


Deadline: 30.8.2022

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June 22, 2022

Stellenausschreibung: Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d)

Das Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d).

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June 8, 2022

Moralischer Universalismus: Menschheitsethos und Weltherrschaft - Hans Joas in Augsburg

Mit Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joas kommt einer der bedeutendsten Soziologen der Gegenwart als Gastdozent ans Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum. Neben drei öffentlichen Veranstaltungen, die einen Einblick in sein aktuelles Buchprojekt geben, leitet er auch einen Workshop für Studierende im Sommer.

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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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