Studium

Studies

The Goetheanum Studies are cross-cultural and intergenerational. An international and exceptional group of people comes together year after year at the Goetheanum. The contacts made here form a lively and worldwide network.

Discover – Understand – Experience

Anthroposophy is a way of understanding man and the world. It seeks and enables an attitude that is not taught and learned, but is repeatedly practised. Thus, creativity and autonomy, dialogical work and mutual concern determine the 'Goetheanum Anthroposophy Study'. There is an infinite number of things to discover, understand and experience – learning and teaching become a way of life at the Goetheanum which is always individual and distinctive – and which shapes future life.

The various elements of the academic year such as art, text study, seminars, individual project work and travel allow for a balanced study.

Steiner's Work

Rudolf Steiner's work is characterised by its evolutionary force. This evolution looks towards a humane future. In his artistic, literary or architectural works, in his social reform or cultural renewal work, it is just as evident as in his writings in the humanities. The thought processes of these writings demand that one thinks for oneself. The creative activity of thinking and studying is encouraged in the courses and seminars. Being together with other students, teachers and many people from different countries in the Goetheanum context is a crucial component of the international 'Goetheanum Anthroposophy Study'.

Art

Artistic activities in various disciplines permeate the entire course of study. In particular eurythmy and speech formation, painting and sculptural work allow students to experience and develop their own creativity. The reception of art in guided and free contemplation or in the numerous musical, theatrical or eurythmic performances at the Goetheanum and in the immediate vicinity in Basel forms one's own cultural-spiritual contour.

Courses

The ever changing 'Weekly Seminars', in which a topic is introduced daily by selected specialist lecturers in a lecture and/or seminar style, cover a wide range of topics such as time symptomatology, architecture or pedagogy. Guests from all over the world, who register separately, can become part of the study group for one week.

Project

The reason for studying is a question in its own right. A question in connection with the world and mankind, with our time and culture. This question is new every time and for everyone. Study at the Goetheanum takes this individual starting point seriously. At the same time, however, it offers a wide variety of ideas for engaging with art and culture, in philosophy, science and social life. A continuous pursuit of one's own project, a written thesis as well as a presentation at the end of the academic year enable and demand open and purposeful study.

Trip

Uniqueness is a sign and expression of identity. Learning to see and love cultural, historical or individual uniqueness is part of studying at the Goetheanum. One way of discovering this uniqueness is to travel to special places where European intellectual and cultural history is visible in stone, painting or landscape. The trips to Florence and Chartres/Paris are part of the study programme, the costs for which are individually calculated according to the form of travel and accommodation.

Certificate

A completed course in the academic year is confirmed by a certificate. Every student receives a portfolio that will be recognised as a non-university academic achievement on the student's own initiative. A Bologna-compliant degree cannot be obtained at the Goetheanum.

Alumni

The Alumni Network, of which every former student is a member, aims to connect all alumni and maintain a vital worldwide network. At the centre of its work is the question of how the study of Anthroposophy can be continued after the time at the Goetheanum and how what has become, through Anthroposophy, can be integrated into work and everyday life. Every year there is an alumni event at the Goetheanum.

Alumni

Weekly overview and dates

2020-2021

11th Jan – 19th Mar 2021
Mutuality – Realising human world relations

12th Apr – 23th June 2021
Commitment – Transforming Self & World

2021-2020


04.10.2021 - 17.12.2021
Metamorphosis – Paths of Participation Goetheanistic Approaches to Science, Art & Social Life

Herbstferien: 01.11.2021 - 05.11.2021
Trip nach Chartes (falls möglich): 13.12.2021 - 16.12.2021

17.01.2022 - 25.03.2022
Mutuality – Realising human world relations
Trip nach Florenz (falls möglich) 14.02.2022 - 17.02.2022

25.04.2022 - 01.07.2022
Commitment – Transforming Self & World

Responsible for the studies

Constanza Kaliks

Born 1967 in Chile

Constanza Kaliks completed her studies of Mathematics in São Paulo, and went on to be mathematics teacher at the Escola Rudolf Steiner in São Paulo for 19 years. There she was also a teacher at the Waldorf Teacher training programme. She received a Ph.D. degree in Educational Studies with a dissertation on Nicolaus of Cuse. She is married with two children. Since January 2012, Constanza Kaliks has been the Leader of the Youth Section and member of the Leadership of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, and has been member of the Executive Council of the General Anthroposophical Society since end of March 2015.

patricia.sethaler@goetheanum.ch ioana.viscrianu@goetheanum.ch

Matthias Rang

Born 1973 in Germany. Studied physics, 2007 research stay at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Since then he has been working as a Research Fellow in the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. 2015 Doctorate at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, and since 2020 responsible for the leadership of the Natural Science Section together with Johannes Wirz.

Robin Schmidt

Robin Schmidt studied philosophy and cultural history, then educational science. He works as an adult educator and philosopher as well as a researcher at the School of Education FHNW in Basel with a focus on teaching and learning in the digital transformation.

Edda Nehmiz

Born 1974 in Germany. Trained as a carpenter, then studied politics & organisation and education in Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland. Since 2006 working in the field of studies and further education at the Goetheanum. She provides the basic organisational structure for the department and is particularly concerned with the question of how form and content merge in terms of organisation and teaching content to provide a free-flowing learning environment.

studium@goetheanum.ch

Bodo von Plato

Born in Germany in 1958. Studied modern history, philosophy and Waldorf education. Board member of the Stiftung Kulturimpuls in the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, lives and works in Berlin on a research and action project on changing consciousness in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Contact

Edda Nehmiz

Born 1974 in Germany. Trained as a carpenter, then studied politics & organisation and education in Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland. Since 2006 working in the field of studies and further education at the Goetheanum. She provides the basic organisational structure for the department and is particularly concerned with the question of how form and content merge in terms of organisation and teaching content to provide a free-flowing learning environment.

studium@goetheanum.ch

Application

We look forward to receiving your application including personal details about your motivation to study and your professional career.

General Information

Language
English is the language of communication in the programme. Text studies also take place in German, English and Spanish/Portuguese.

Costs

Tuition fees are CHF 1200 per trimester, CHF 3600 for the academic year (costs for excursions and travel are not included in the fees).

A fairly basic student life in Switzerland is possible at CHF 1200 per month.

From a scholarship fund based on donations, we are able to award a few tuition fee scholarships per year to people from countries with very large currency differences. For this purpose, a separate letter must be submitted with details of the student's own financial situation and the amount needed for the desired scholarship (30%, 50% or more).