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The university magazine 'forsch' is published up to three times a year and highlights researchers, employees and students and their research.

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New Lenné-Cafeteria is to be a place where University of Bonn students enjoy spending time

The new Lennéstraße cafeteria is an ambitious Studierendenwerk project that is breaking with conventional ideas, conceiving of the cafeteria as a place for students to socially interact all day long. Besides a lounge and café, special areas are provided for conversation, collaborative working, events and relaxation. And planning of course includes spaces for student counseling and student housing. The responsible municipal government committees of the City of Bonn have just given the green light for construction to start.

Neue „Nasse“-Mensa an der Lennéstraße will zum Wohlfühlort für Bonner Studis werden

Die neue „Mensa an der Lennéstraße“ ist ein ambitioniertes Projekt des Studierendenwerks. Es bricht dabei mit dem klassischen Konzept: Die Mensa wird als sozialer Ort gedacht, an dem sich Studis den ganzen Tag lang aufhalten sollen. Neben einer Lounge und Café gibt es Raum für Gespräche, kollaborative Arbeit, Events und Entspannung. Beratung und Wohnen kommen natürlich auch nicht zu kurz. Jetzt gaben die Bonner Kommunalgremien und die Stadt grünes Licht für den Baubeginn.

Doctoral student Justin Arickal talks about his passion for theology and his research stay at Yale University

Justin Arickal studied Economics and Business Administration, among other subjects, before taking an internationally oriented position at Bayer AG. After several years there, Arickal returned to academia to study Catholic theology at the University of Bonn. His doctoral dissertation explores ambivalent images of God. As part of his research, he spent time as a visiting scholar at Yale University in the USA. He talks to forsch about differences he observed in the systems.

Doktorand Justin Arickal berichtet über seine Leidenschaft zur Theologie und seinen Forschungsaufenthalt in Yale

Justin Arickal absolvierte unter anderem ein Studium in Wirtschaft, Business-Administration und war mehrere Jahre für den Konzern Bayer AG auf internationaler Ebene tätig. Dann entschied er sich für ein Studium der katholischen Theologie an der Universität Bonn, erschließt bei seiner Promotion ambivalente Gottesbilder. Dafür begab er sich für einen Forschungsaufenthalt an die Yale University in den USA. In der forsch berichtet er von den Unterschieden.

New memorial plaque commemorates Jewish elementary school

The site of the present-day Department of Law used to be home to a Jewish school from 1934 onward. Its children and teachers were ostracized, deported and murdered during the Third Reich. Only one pupil lived to see 1945. A plaque now commemorates the achievements of the school and its principal Hans-Herbert Hammerstein.

Otto Toeplitz Memorial Foundation Funds Research into the History of Mathematics

The history of mathematics was his passion: as well as being a leading mathematical researcher, Otto Toeplitz (1881–1940) was also extremely interested in the history of the subject, to which he added great value with some major studies of mathematics in Ancient Greece.

Pilot phase started: Free Tampons and Sanitary Pads in Campus Toilets

The University of Bonn has become one of the first university in North Rhine-Westphalia to provide free period products to its students.

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