University of Witten/Herdecke, Faculty of Cultural Reflection

The University of Witten/Herdecke has been a partner in since 2017 with the Faculty of Cultural Reflection, in particular with the Chairs of Digital Media Philosophy (Gabriele Gramelsberger) for Cultural Theory and Management (Dirk Baecker)

Profile of the Faculty of Cultural Reflection

Today, it is more important to be able to ask targeted questions than to be able to call up constantly available knowledge. This ability can only be learned in a self-determined process. It takes time, space and inspiration to support individual educational paths. It also needs an institution that opens and protects such spaces for learning. Out of this idea, the University of Witten/Herdecke and its Faculty of Cultural Reflection – Studium fundamentale were founded.
The aim of the faculty was and is to try out new forms of teaching and learning, to develop new research perspectives and thus to cultivate the art of finding questions and living with the diversity and ambiguity of answers at the highest scientific level. This is what students learn in our courses of study:

Philosophy, Cultural Reflection and Cultural Practice (B.A.)
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (B.A.)
Philosophy and Cultural Reflection (M.A.)
Ethics and Organization (M.A.)
Doing Culture (M.A.)

…as well as the fundamental, interdisciplinary and identity-creating heart of the UW/H, in which all students participate.

The faculty represents the old (sound, image, writing, text) and the new (digital) media. A media comparison in historical transformation processes of society is being worked on.


Private Universität Witten/Herdecke gGmbH
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
D – 58448 Witten


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker
Fakultät für Kulturreflexion – Studium fundamentale
Lehrstuhl für Kulturtheorie und Management
Raum: E 130
Tel.: +49 (0)2302 / 926-818
Fax: +49 (0)2302 / 926-813