The booklet, which we link to here, was published as an insert in Philosophie Magazin 04/2024 on 10 May. The conversation between Premesh Lalu, LIAS advisory board member and research professor and founding director of the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape, and Erich Hörl, LIAS co-director and professor of media culture and media philosophy at Leuphana, is part of the new cooperation between the Leuphana Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) in Culture and Society and the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. Both are convinced that there must be a necessary restoration and re-foundation of the university today.

Under the title Re:Timing the University.Apartitionality and the University-to-Come, the research institutions in Lüneburg and Cape Town are working together on a reconceptualisation of what the university is for and what university could mean. Annual retreats for intensive academic discussion, joint readings and seminars on the historical and theoretical elaboration of the problem complex and, according to the project's development horizon, the promotion and exchange of doctoral and postdoctoral students, are intended to support an initiative for the contemporary redefinition of the task of the university, which is unique in this constellation of perspectives, problematisation methods and expertise.