FHW’s Core Values
I) An active civil society is shaped by cultural diversity and personal freedom, it enables critical discourse, social participation, individual development and mutual accountability. Technology, industry and society can only flourish fruitfully and sustainably by drawing upon one another.
II) The requirements and processes of behaviour and cognition are a key area of interest for the FHW. With the subjects it offers, it analyses relevant trends, crises and developments in democratic society and their forms of expression. The FHW provides impetus and advice for the political, social, educational and industrial institutions of the region.
III) Distinctive features of the FHW are its diversity and multiplicity of perspectives. It uses the range of humanities subjects to support the learning capability of complex systems and people. It generates and conveys analytical and practical knowledge and understanding of causes, pathways, conditions and consequences of cultural, institutional and subjective transformation processes. It is concerned with shaping the cultural space and with systematic behaviour management.
IV) The FHW believes that the freedom of research and teaching that has been historically hard won, is enshrined in the constitution and must be regularly renewed, is central to the university’s development. On the basis of their disciplinary identity, in terms of research and teaching, these subjects have established links to OVGU’s profile priorities of Engineering, Medicine and Economics.