Knowledge for All

Life-Long Learning University

As part of its Life-Long Learning University, the University of Bonn regularly organizes courses, lectures, lecture series, debates, exhibitions and guided tours to a wide audience that supplement its range of standard degree programs.

This offering is intended for anyone who is keen to explore other areas of knowledge, get their head around general questions and learn new things. Students from all faculties at the University of Bonn and anyone living in the city – particularly elderly residents – are most welcome to attend these events.

If you are not enrolled as a regular student at the University, attending regular course offerings requires prior enrollment as an auditor, which is subject to a EUR 100 fee. By contrast, lecture series and individual lectures are free to attend.

To take part in the digital events via the teaching and learning platform eCampus, you will need to apply for a Uni-ID from University IT once you have registered as an auditor.

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Semesterprogram Studium Universale

Unless otherwise stated, the respective hybrid and face-to-face courses will take place at the beginning of the semester on April 4th, 2022.

Unless otherwise stated, registration for the lectures is not required.

Lecture series can be attended free of charge (without guest students) by anyone who is interested.

Wearing an FFP2 or medical mask is still strongly recommended indoors.

Please take your used disposable mask home with you. Alternatively, the masks can be disposed of in the mask waste bins provided especially for this purpose. Disposal with normal residual waste is not permitted!

You will find disinfection stands at the entrances. Please disinfect your hands before entering the university and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water.

 Lectures for listeners from all faculties for the summer semester from April 4th, 2022


Introduction to Anglican Theology

April 25, 2022 online preliminary meeting

June 27th, 2022, June 28th, 2022, June 29th, 2022, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., semester break

Registration: only for guest students without matriculation number,

A Krebs



Research focus Systematic Theology: Ethics from an Old Catholic Perspective

05/10/2022, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

05/11/2022, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.,

06/13/2022, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

06/14/2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Registration: only for guest students without matriculation number,

A Krebs



Introduction to Orthodox Theology

May 31, 2022, June 1, 2022, June 2, 2022, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m

Registration: only for guest students without matriculation number,



Semester opening service:

04/06/202, 7 p.m

Döllingerhaus chapel / garden / digital


All lectures for students from all faculties of the Catholic Theological Faculty can be found at:

All lectures for students from all faculties of the Catholic Theological Faculty can be found at:

Legal hermeneutics

Mon 2pm – 4pm, Lecture Hall G, Juridicum, Adenauerallee 24-42

M Schmoeckel



educational Psychology

Thu 10 - 12, HS d. Institute for Psychology, Kaiser-Karl-Ring 9

G. Huluer



Greek pottery: production, distribution, function

Tue 10 - 12, AVZ III / Römerstr. 164 - 0.004HS1

M. Bentz



'Roman' representative architecture in Asia Minor

Wed 10 - 12, AVZ III / Römerstr. 164 - 0.004HS1

F Rumscheid



The great Romanesque churches in Cologne

Fri 3pm - 4.30pm, in the churches in Cologne

H Kier

Please register with the teacher ( by email.



Art business in the modern age

Thu 12 - 14, HS IX (main university building)

U. Sat

Please register with the teacher ( by email.



Rome in the second half of the 16th century

Fri 10 - 12, HS IX (main university building)

G. Satzinger

Please register with the teacher ( by email.



Lion Knight and Cat King. Profane wall painting of the Middle Ages

Tue 4pm - 6pm, HS IX (main university building)

Please register with the teacher ( by email.

H. Wolter von dem Knesebeck



The philosophical concept of love in Thomas Aquinas

Tue 2pm – 4pm, HS X (main university building)

W. Goris



Metaphysics as transcendental philosophy

Tue 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., HS X (main university building)

W. Goris



Subjectivity as a principle in modern philosophy (metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics)

Tue 4pm – 6pm, HS XVI (main university building)

L Heckenroth



Schopenhauer and Nietzsche

Thu 2pm – 4pm, HS XV (main university building)

T Kobusch



Introduction to ethics

Thu 4pm – 6pm, HS XII (main university building)

A. Dufner



logic and philosophy of science

Tue 4pm - 6pm, HS XI (main university building)

E Brendel



plenum: written language

Thu 12 - 14, HS XII, (main university building)

K. Berg



plenum: Highlights of medieval literature: Parzival and Wolfram von Eschenbach's Willehalm

Mon 4pm - 5pm, HS VII, (main university building, start: April 11th, 2022)

E. Bruggen



plenum: Literature/Institutions

Fri 10 - 12, room not yet fixed (start: 15.04.2022)

K. Stuessel



plenum: Theory and practice of the avant-garde

Fri 2pm - 4pm, HS IX, (main university building)

N Stewart




Regional Geography and Spatial Planning

Mon, Tue, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (whether the lecture will be held in person or digitally will be announced in the next few weeks)

W. Schenk, M. Evers, C.-C. Wiegandt



weather briefing

Wed 9 – 10, Room 0.005 SR/PC, On the Hill 20

A. Bott

Particle Physics Masterclass "How many colors does a quark have?"

Wednesday 4 May 2022 and Wednesday 11 May 2022

from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Physics Institute of the University of Bonn, Nußallee 12, 53115 Bonn

The Particle World Network and the University of Bonn invite adults interested in physics to a two-day-workshop. Under the direction of young scientists from the Physics Institute, the participants will immerse themselves in the world of particle physics and evaluate data from the Belle II experiment themselves, which is located at the Japanese Research Center for Particle Physics KEK.

Conducting lecturers: Svenja Granderath, Henrik Junkerkalefeld

Registration: Participation in the event is only possible with prior registration. Registration is by email to bonn@ particles world. de. The number of places is limited, registration closes as soon as the maximum number of participants has been reached.

All further information about the event can be found at:


  lecture series

Making of Selma Stern (1890 - 1981)

The Own in History' or: From the Workshop of German-Jewish Biography

Dr. Marina Sassenberg, Duisburg

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 │ 7.30 p.m

online event; Registration is easy via the external Zoom registration link:

Jewish artists in the avant-garde of the interwar period

Vjera Biller's 'forgotten' oeuvre

Dr. Miriam Wilhelm, Vienna

Thu 12.05.2022 │ 7.30 p.m

online event; Registration is easy via the external Zoom registration link:

1700 years of Ashkenaz. A panorama

Prof. Dr. Daniel Krochmalnik, Potsdam

Thu 09.06.2022 │ 7.30 p.m

online event; Registration is easy via the external Zoom registration link:

You can also find the entire program at:

Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Online via zoom, in English :

Meeting-ID662 2099 5934; Password: 085719



Lisa Biber-Freudenberger

Sustainable future food supply: local or global?



Barron Orr  (UNCCD)

Land degradation and system shifts



Peter Dannenberg / Gideon Tups

Transboundary value chains in Africa  



Evelien Fiselier (DIE)

Public Food Procurement



Oliver Pye (IOA, Bonn)

The palm oil story



Sebastian Lakner (Rostock)

The war in Ukraine and international food security



Koko Warner (UNFCCC)

Adaptation knowledge on agriculture and food security



n.n. (to be specified)

Local-global linkages in food consumption



Andreas Bürkert (Uni-Kassel)

Urban-rural linkages



Excursion to eco farm

Local sustainable consumption

Every Thursday, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m

Room 1.11 (hall), VHS, Mülheimer Platz 1, 53111 Bonn

The number of participants is limited due to corona. Registration is currently required via the VHS homepage:


May 05, 2022

Dr. Carl Korner

Gerhard Richter - For the artist's 90th birthday


May 12, 2022

Michael Schikowski

The adventurous Grimmelshausen - For the 400th birthday of the famous writer


May 19, 2022

PD. Dr. Jürgen Nelles

Irmgard Keun's committed 'women's novels' "I want to write like a film"

- on the 40th anniversary of his death on May 5th, 2022

Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., lecture hall IX, main university building

Responsible: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz; dr Enrico Fels

Cooperation partner: KAS (contact person: Dr. Cedric Bierganns)

Description of content:

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought war back to central Europe. So far, the EU and NATO have surprisingly reacted in unison during the Ukraine war. But how long can this unity last and where is there potential for conflict? The energy policy and economic consequences for the Europeans are already enormous.

At the same time, a cyber war is raging that began long before the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Social media are playing an unprecedented role in assessing wartime events. At the same time, the Ukraine war has consequences for the relationship between Europeans and other actors. Turkey or China move into a mediating role.

Will transatlantic relations be revived in the long term and will the EU's Common Security Policy actually emerge stronger from this conflict? What are long-term strategic changes and what are solution scenarios for the future of Ukraine? These and other questions will be addressed in the lecture series by experts from CASSIS



April 21, 2022

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz, Dr. Cedric Bierganns, Dr. Enrico Fels

Prelude & impulse

Speaker: Dr. Joachim Weber

The geostrategic situation


April 28, 2022

Dr. Frank Umbach

The Geoeconomic Situation


May 12, 2022

Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder

Why is Russia at war?


June 23, 2022

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie

The Evolution of Transatlantic Relations in the wake of the Ukraine Crisis


June 30, 2022

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer

Precarious neutrality? What role does China play in the Ukraine conflict?


July 07, 2022

Dr. Shushanik Minaysan

Consequences for the wider neighborhood


further dates will be announced shortly

Chair of Palliative Medicine |

Prof. Dr. Lukas Radbruch Email: (for questions about the appointment on April 4:


Dealing with the End of Life (Part 2)

from April once a month on a Wednesday, digital under the access link:


Taking people with death wishes seriously, strengthening suicide prevention, this is how our lecture series will begin in the 2022 summer semester. What are the due diligence criteria? Where can I get help dealing with death wishes? What can structured discussions look like for patients with a need for palliative care and a death wish? Treatment and support at the end of life can be a heavy burden for those affected, their caring relatives and the person treating them, but it can also lead to positive experiences if some things are addressed carefully and clarified in advance. Forward-looking planning can answer many questions for those affected, their families and healthcare workers and can be a guideline in emergency situations. The series of lectures concludes this summer 2022 with the topic of death and grief in the workplace and among children and young people. From our day-to-day work, we provide a general insight into other topics related to "dealing with the end of life" and invite you to the following event afternoons


April 06, 2022 (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Prof. Dr. Barbara Schneider, LVR Clinic Cologne:

"I Want to Die": The National Suicide Prevention Program

Dr. Kerstin Kremeike, University Hospital Cologne:

A discussion guide to dealing with death wishes in palliative care

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Lukas Radbruch, Bonn University Hospital


04 May 2022 (16:00 - 17:30)

Prof. Dr. Henrikje Stanze, Bremen City University of Applied Sciences:

Planning ahead: plan treatments in advance

Andrea von Schmude, Network Hospice and Palliative Care Bonn:

Implementation in the network in the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg region

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Lukas Radbruch, Bonn University Hospital


June 15, 2022 (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Prof. Dr. Clemens Albrecht, University of Bonn:

Death and bereavement: bereavement support in the workplace

Dr. Franziska Röseberg, Helios Klinikum Bonn/Rhein-Sieg

child and youth mourning

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Lukas Radbruch University Hospital Bonn

  Forum Music - events in the summer semester

Artistic and organizational management:

Jörg Ritter, University Music Director

Office: Elvan Noyan Lehrach,

Nele Walter, Valentin Reischert and Christian Schmelzer

Tel. 0228-73 5872 and -73 5894



The following applies to all concerts:

Admission is free, donations are requested.

The “2G++ regulation and mask requirement applies.

Please find current information on corona measures and also on the start of rehearsals of the respective ensembles on our homepage:

Program: Henry Purcell "Dido and Aeneas"

Concerts: Friday March 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m. St Remigius Bonn and

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m. Lutheran Church Cologne South

Direction: Alexander Lüken

Program: Brahms: Tragic Overture 0p. 81

W.A: Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major KV 495

R. Schumann, Symphony No. 4 op. 120

Concert: Monday, April 4, 2022, 8:00 p.m

Gil Williams, Horn

Direction: Daniel Mayr

Anniversary concert: May 10, 2022, 8:00 p.m., University auditorium
End-of-semester concert: June 28, 2022, 8:00 p.m., University auditorium

Director: Oliver Pospiech


a good time for a song, Son Of A Preacher Man, Weather To Fly, Leaving Again / In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Make Me Feel, The End Of Love, Almost Like Being In Love, Honey Pie,
Blue Moon, In My Room, Down To Earth, Remember Me, Keep The Faith, Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Concerts: May 11, 2022, 8 p.m., Augustinum

May 25, July 1, 2 and 3, at 8:00 p.m., Augustinum

Direction: Jan-Hendrik Herrmann


- Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Overture to “The Barber of Seville”

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Clarinet Concerto A major KV 622

Soloist: Luisa Gehlen

- Johannes Brahms (1833--1897): Symphony No. 1 in C minor op. 68

Concerts: May 21 at 8:00 p.m., May 22 at 6:00 p.m., University auditorium

July 2, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in the Boskapel Nijmegen/Holland

Direction: Michael Barth

Campus Brass is the brass ensemble of the University of Bonn. Founded in 2015 by the artistic director of the Forum Musik, a wide range of literature for brass ensembles is developed here and performed on a wide variety of occasions.

Project: Design of various university and concert events with the chamber orchestra

Rehearsals: After consultation and registration at

Direction: Jörg Ritter

The Chamber Orchestra of the University of Bonn carries out exciting projects with works from the 17th to the 21st century in various formations. Rehearsals take place after consultation and registration (

Suggestions for works are very welcome.

Direction: Jörg Ritter

Project: A cappella program

Madrigals by P. da Palestrina, L. Marenzio, T. Tallis, G. Bryars and others.

Concerts: June 2nd and 3rd, 2022, 8 p.m. Venue: to be announced.

Direction: Ansgar Eimann

Project: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor op. 64
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major

Concerts: June 22 and 23, 2022, 8:00 p.m., University auditorium

Direction: Martin Kirchharz

Le Roi David (original 1921 version)

Symphonic psalm in three parts

based on the drama by René Morax

Concerts: June 23rd and 24th, 2022, 8:30 p.m. St. Maria Magdalenaendenich

Direction: Ansgar Eimann

Project: Richard Wagner: Tristan and Isolde - Prelude

1.Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'été

- Mezzo-soprano: Tabea Mahler

2. Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Concerts: July 8 and 9, at 8:00 p.m. in the university auditorium

Direction: David Scharmacher

Organization of various university and concert events

Rehearsals: After consultation and registration at

Concerts: N.N.

Direction: Jörg Ritter

For all university employees

Rehearsal time: Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the rehearsal room at Hof 7

Direction: Jörg Ritter

Information for members of Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn e. V. and for alumni

You will need auditor status before you can apply for a Uni-ID.

The University has concluded licensing agreements with various licensors (publishers and software manufacturers) that only cover use by its members. Use by third parties, such as members of Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn e. V. and the Alumni Network, is not permitted under these contracts and could result in severe contractual penalties for the University.

Dies Academicus

 The next Dies academicus will take place in the 2022 summer semester on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 with lectures in person.

The program for the Dies academicus will appear on this website from May 5, 2022.


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 Grants for lecture events

Follow the link below to open an application for a grant for a lecture event and complete the required fields on screen. Once your application has been approved, we will send you an email confirming the fee you will receive. After we have done so, we will need an invoice prepared by the recipient in accordance with Section 14 of the Sales Tax Act in order to pay the fee.

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Contact information

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Katharina Koçer

+49 228 73-3916

+49 228 73-7616

2. OG, Zimmer 2.008

Am Hof 3-5

53113 Bonn

+49 228 73-3916

Office hours and contacts

Director and Head of the Life-Long Learning University:
Prof. Dr. U. Baumann 

Geschäftszimmer: Katharina Koçer

Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir aufgrund der aktuellen Einschränkungen keine regulären Öffnungszeiten haben.

Wenn Sie eine persönliche Beratung wünschen, vereinbaren Sie bitte einen Termin telefonisch mit Frau Koçer.

Mo - Fr 9 - 14 Uhr 

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