Outreach Committee

Aptly named, the Outreach Committee’s goal is to reach out to other Liberal Arts programs and colleges, the larger Uni Freiburg and the city itself. Therefore, our focus is on establishing and maintaining partnerhsips with other like-minded universities and colleges (such as Leuphana University Lüneburg, University College Maastricht, University College London) with joint projects and activities of various kinds.

These include the hitchhiking challenges to Maastricht as well as organizing their stay when they visit us. Furthermore, we co-organized the first Liberal Education Students Conference (LESC) in Lüneburg and carried out the second LESC here in Freiburg. On top of that, we organized the 1st Liberal Education Student Symposium (LESS) in 2018. Since then the LESS has continued to live on as an annual event that is hosted by a different Liberal Arts insitution every time.  The upcoming LESS in 2020 will be hosted in Vilnius by the European Humanities University. In the past, we also organized a Harvard buddy program, took care of a tutoring system for our Ersties,  we keep on collecting reviews of non-UCF courses and organizing hitchhiking challenges, all the while organizing talks and lectures. In 2019 we founded the angLES journal, a journal for for Liberal Education students from all over Europe. We are currently in the process of finalizing our 1st edition and plan on publishing regularely!

However, and most importantly, we are open to innovative ideas and fresh faces!

Meeting:  TBD, in the Common Room


Links and Documents

Contact: Jonas Skorzak, Ruth Rohde, Laurin Ganser – studentsoutreach@ucf.uni-freiburg.de


5th LESC 2020 website (Vilnius)

1st LESS 2018 (Liberal Education Student Symposium; Black Forest)

Talks by the Outreach Committee

3rd LESC 2018 website (Utrecht)

2nd LESC 2017 website (Freiburg)

non-UCF Course Reviews: Google Spreadsheet