Symposium in Kobe
The “Research Center for Promoting Intercultural Studies” (PROMIS) was founded in 2014 at Kobe University with the aim of conducting interdisciplinary research on the topic of intercultural contact, exchange and transformation. Simultaneously, research should be conducted multilaterally on the dynamics of contemporary culture, taking into account the significant expansion of the media and rapid globalisation.
A large number of European, Japanese, Asian and American universities are networked within the framework of PROMIS. At the biannual conferences, scholars from the disciplines of law, migration, sociology, politics and cultural policy exchange views on current research and situations in certain countries. EDUCULT participates in a research group on cultural policy and migration.
At the 2019 symposium in Kobe, EDUCULT’s managing director Aron Weigl was invited to give an introduction on how Austrian cultural policy deals with diversifying societies. Under the title “Cultural Policy and Diversity: Bridging Social Capital in Austria and Vienna”, the migration situation in Austria was negotiated and an analytical look was taken at cultural policy approaches, especially in Vienna.
The exchange with Kobe University will be continued within the framework of a SummerAcademy 2019 in Vienna.