(b.1943) is a German political science professor and former President of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder. In 2004 and 2009, she was the SPD candidate for the German presidential election.
Universities and democratic society
The primary aim of education is to nurture the ability to reflect, to develop new ideas, and to implement these collectively. Cognitive "multilingualism" is the only way to prevent the specialization of knowledge narrowing our horizons to an extent that results in structural irresponsibility. [more]