Lorenz Narku Laing

Lorenz Narku Laing
Lorenz Narku Laing

Lorenz Narku Laing studied Politics, Administration & International Relations in his Master's degree at ZU and now works as a professor for social sciences and racism research at the Evangelische Hochschule RWL. At the beginning of his Master's degree, he founded the social enterprise Vielfaltsprojekte and still runs it today.

How did your studies prepare you for what you do today?

"The studies plunged me into deep reflection on my strengths and weaknesses. Especially the tandem coaching by two ZU academics was responsible for this. Furthermore, ZU taught me to systematize knowledge and work more efficiently, and approach challenges more confidently. For my current professional work as a political theorist, the comprehensive study of radical democracy, systems theory, and social theory were also invaluable."

Today, when I look back on my ZU days...

"...I think of the many deep friendships and relationships of trust that were formed. The small cohorts make it possible to personally get to know fellow students and faculty and engage in productive, thoughtful competition. My time as a student senator, in particular, and thus the main person responsible for student government, has had a lasting impact on my understanding of leadership."

Why PAIR?

"After a bachelor's degree between sociology, philosophy, and law, I desired to continue to look at problems in an interdisciplinary way. Therefore, it should be a so-called "non-consecutive" master. I especially appreciated the design possibilities in the Master PAIR. I used the opportunity to co-organize a "Student Study" on "Corruption in Germany" to do an internship abroad at the United Nations and orient my studies to qualitative research. In addition, I wanted to counter my private love of theory with a largely practice-oriented university course. Coupled with the opportunity to study with renowned scholars Prof. Willke and Prof. Stehr, ZU was the ideal place for me to study."

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