Change and uncertainty are shaping the zeitgeist. Freedoms which were previously taken for granted are currently being questioned. Critical thinking is being restricted in many places. Free speech can mean imprisonment or even death. It is time to stand up to this, have our say, intervene and to demand that we act responsibly. The freedom and diversity of opinions must not fall victim to the opinions of few. Therefore we, as science, as part of society, are making use of our valuable freedom: in all our varied opinions, we argue about which is the best and most sensible way!
This needs to be done peacefully and constructively, otherwise we will ruin what is so important to us: a modern society in which each and every one of us finds his or her proper place. And which opens up chances and opportunities for a good, peaceful and productive life, for the benefit of us all.
I hope you enjoy reading this edition of »unizeit«!
President of Kiel University