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European Graduate School, Media & Communications

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Overview

Established in the Swiss mountains in 1994 by a non-profit foundation, The European Graduate School / EGS comprises two divisions: Arts, Health & Society (AHS) and Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought (PACT). The AHS Division, founded by Paolo Knill, centers on the expressive arts, specifically addressing coaching, therapy, education, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding. Founded by Wolfgang Schirmacher, the PACT Division (formerly Media & Communication) addresses, as its title suggests, philosophy, art, and critical thought, and within those fields, architecture and urbanism, film, literature, digital design, music, psychoanalysis, and political thought. Together, the two divisions compose an outstanding and diverse community of artists, theorists, scholars, and practitioners, making the EGS one of the most important sites in Europe for anthropological, socio-political, philosophical, psychological and artistic inquiry. Its cross-disciplinary, low-residency MA and PhD programs offer students and scholars an exceptional academic experience centered on annual intensive seminar programs led by an eminent faculty in residence, in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and Valletta, Malta. This dynamic structure provides a critical and creative forum for students and scholars to engage with distinguished theorists, practitioners, and artists in their field.

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