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We help the media and University members achieve a good, productive exchange of information.

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University of Bonn Expands Global Erasmus+ Partnerships

In this year’s call for applications for the Erasmus+ Worldwide Exchange Programme, the University of Bonn has successfully concluded new cooperation agreements with partner universities in California (U.S.) and Georgia. Its existing collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University has also been extended. Including the partnerships with institutions in Ghana and Tanzania that are already in place, therefore, anyone interested in the Erasmus+ Worldwide Exchange Programme can now choose to spend time in one of five different countries.

Economist Julia Mink is new Argelander Professor

How do pollution and climate change affect health and the associated costs? How do people adapt to their environmental conditions, and what factors are crucial for such adaptability? Julia Mink, new Argelander Professor at the University of Bonn, addresses these and other questions. In the Transdisciplinary Research Area "Individuals, Institutions and Societies", she will work at the interface of environmental and health economics.

To be heavy or not - that is the question

If you need to lurk at the bottom of a water body waiting for prey, it is wise to stay motionless without resisting against the buoyant forces of water. To do so you need a kind of diving belt that helps to sink. One large amphibian species Metoposaurus krasiejowensis, that lived more than 200 million years ago, compensated for buoyancy with a heavy shoulder girdle. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Opole (Poland) examined the bones of the girdle under a microscope. The compactness in the interclavicle shows a striking resemblance to the pectoral bones of modern manatees. The results are now published in the Journal of Anatomy.

Providing Information on Expertise

Looking for experts to interview? Who is helping with the research? What is new in science? The University of Bonn is a research university with a strong international focus. Its research and teaching cover the entire range of scientific disciplines, from Anthropology of the Americas to Zoology. That means expertise is available in (almost) all topic areas.

We can help you access a pool of around 6,500 experts in the areas of research, teaching, technology and administration. We help the media by providing contacts in the University that are appropriate for their needs.

We also provide advice to University members on how to contact the media, and help them if the media have already contacted them and they have questions. We help them, for example, with basic knowledge and tips for interviews and TV appearances.

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Press Releases

We send press releases to the media every day, and even more often at times. The topics range from the latest research results all the way to the latest news on studies, teaching and University policy.

We invite all media professionals to subscribe to our press releases, so they will be in pool position when we disseminate up-to-date, exclusive and relevant information by email.

You can make your own decision on which topic areas to subscribe to. Register here in our free press distribution list.

The University in the Media

What is the media reporting about the University of Bonn? We provide a daily up-to-date summary, Monday to Friday. 

The following links provide an overview.

Please note: Although this list is updated regularly, it could happen that the links below no longer function, as Internet addresses often change quickly.

Subscribe to the “Online Press Review” mailing list to receive online press reviews by email each working day.

A list of the latest press reviews is available here.

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Image Database

The images representing science are as diverse as science itself. We have collected several thousand motifs in our image database.

Contact us if you need science or research photos for your editorial work. Our image pool is also naturally available to all University members for official purposes.

Need New Photos or Videos?

Would you like to take your own photos or videos in University of Bonn premises, or on the grounds of the University? Then contact us to obtain a photo or film permit. The person to contact is indicated below in the Contact section.

The University also has its own YouTube channel: uni-bonn.tv. Take a look!

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Andreas Archut

Director / Press Officer

+49 228 73-7647

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Nils Sönksen

Deputy Director / Deputy Press Officer / Editor for Strategic Communication

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Johannes Seiler

Science Editor

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Svenja Ronge

Science Editor

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Gregor Hübl

Picture Editor

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Klaus Herkenrath

Coordinator for uni-bonn.tv

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