european identity

Language and (inter)cultural identity

Hana Svetin | Language is not just an integral part of our identities. It also represents a critical element of our collective, national and cultural identities. It also offers insight into personality- an essential part of individual identity- through a lexical hypothesis.

Three Explanations for the Unfavorable Views of China in Germany

Christoph Lhotka | The Indo-Pacific region is arguably the new center of geopolitical and economic power. For this reason, established countries such as Germany are adapting their stances to regional realities. Stances towards China have been particularly fragile, which is why this inquiry aims to explain the negative public sentiment towards China in Germany.

Joao Jesus

“Remove all the bars”: the struggle of Artsakh

João Jesus | In the South Caucasus, the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh has been disputed for decades both by Azerbaijan and Armenia. Nowadays, the enclave is known as Nagorno-Karabakh Region (NKR), and it is internationally recognized as part of the Azerbaijan Republic even though 99% of the population are ethnically Armenian.

Hana Svetin

The Six Thinking Hats Method

Hana Svetin | The Six Hats method focuses on eliminating the confusion that stems from having to juggle many aspects of an idea, namely emotions, negative and positive aspects of the problem, objective information provided, and creativity.

Can student evaluations be trusted?

Can student evaluations be trusted?

Karl Kilbo Edlund | Although nearly ubiquitous in the modern higher education sector, student evaluations of teaching, or course evaluations, have been frequently criticised in scientific literature. From a student’s vantage point, these feedback systems represent one of the most commendable ideals of modern pedagogy: the involvement of student voices in course design and development.

The Importance of Hybridity: Patchwork Identity as the Foundation and the Future of the EU

Miša Glišič | The European Union of today is the result of a process that began over half a century ago. I personally understand »union« as a word that includes and connects diverse cultural mindsets. The EU as a community should serve the people and their diversity since hybridity overall is essential in every aspect of life. What creates the framework of our existence?

Towards a Greener Future for Europe?

Fiona De Cuyper | Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic are the hallmark challenges of the 21st century, yet their intersection is not often discussed. Despite its devastating effects, this paper argues that the pandemic can be seen as an opportunity for a green recovery in Europe.