Diversity Funding Secured

The University of Bonn has received a grant worth around €50,000 as part of the “Diversity at German Universities” initiative, which the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) launched in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The funding is to be used to make diversity more visible to the public both within and outside the University and enable all the various status groups to have a hand in the University’s strategy process.

Investigating Collective Action

How can people work together to forge new, environmentally sustainable paths in a complex system? This is the question being tackled by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Wolfram Barfuss, the new Argelander professor in the Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures Transdisciplinary Research Area (TRA Sustainable Futures) at the University of Bonn. He is developing mathematical models for collective learning and linking different research areas, including complex systems, artificial intelligence and social ecology, in order to identify key levers for easing the transition to sustainability. Barfuss and his team are based at the Center for Development Research (ZEF).

International Conference on Sustainable AI

What impact does artificial intelligence (AI) have on the environment? And what might the ramifications of AI be for society? These are some of the questions being tackled by the research group led by Prof. Dr. Aimee van Wynsberghe, a Humboldt Professor at the University of Bonn. She will now bring international experts in the field together between May 30 and June 1. At the Universitätsclub Bonn, the researchers will discuss cross-cultural perspectives of sustainable AI on a global level.

Bonn to Host 24th Scandinavian Film Days

The Scandinavian Film Days Bonn are celebrating their 24th anniversary this year. The film festival is organized by students at the University of Bonn and screens contemporary Nordic movies in their original language with German or English subtitles. This year’s festival is being held at the Kino in der Brotfabrik cinema from May 18 to 25 as a collaboration between the University of Bonn and the Bonner Kinemathek association. 

Marking the Halfway Point

The Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service will be hosting the Bergfest - an occasion for students to celebrate what they have achieved and power up for what’s left - for the first time on Wednesday, June 28, from 2 pm to 5 pm. 

Branches of Research Established University-Wide

The winners of the Gender Studies Prize 2022 were honored last Friday at a ceremony held in the former Fritz’ Café in the University of Bonn’s main building. The award recognizes outstanding final and doctoral theses on gender and/or queer studies. The ceremony also provided the opportunity for an introduction to the projects that have been supported by the fund for promoting the structural integration of gender equality in the faculties this year.

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