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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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Olympic champion Mieke Kröger about her studies, cycling and what’s been happening since Tokyo

Gold for Mieke Kröger! The 28-year-old from Bielefeld raced to the gold medal in the team pursuit in the velodrome at the Tokyo Olympics. And you will also see her in Bonn from time to time, shooting through the Siebengebirge on her black bike, because Mieke Kröger is studying nutrition sciences at the Poppelsdorf Campus. In an interview, she discusses Tokyo, moving house and her studies.

Pierre-Carl Link used the coronavirus pandemic as a chance to study in Bonn. Now he is a professor in Zurich

32-year-old Pierre-Carl Link can look back on a life full of twists and turns. Since August, he has been a professor of education at the University of Teacher Education in Special Needs in Zurich, specializing in social and emotional development disorders. Prior to that, he lived in a monastery for three years, worked at various universities and is also studying theology in Bonn. How does that all fit together?

The University is home to a great many key players, all coming together in the service of sustainability.

How is it possible to embed sustainability systematically right across the University?

This is a question that the University of Bonn started tackling long before setting up the Vice Rectorate for Sustainability and the Sustainability Unit in May 2021. Students have been working to progress sustainability issues for many years. The new Green Office serves as the first port of call for anything sustainability-related and is helping to foster dialogue between students, teachers and staff at the University.

We introduce some of the key players tackling sustainability at the University of Bonn.

Ambitious Targets for the Next Year as a University of Excellence

This year, at long last, it was possible to celebrate the start of the new academic year in front of a large audience once again. Over 450 people took up their invitation and gathered in the main auditorium in the main building, with many others following the event via livestream. The focus was on the key issues of excellence and sustainability.  

Not Just a Spring Clean: The University is Building and Renovating –

The University of Bonn is home to 6,500 members of staff plus 42,000 students and doctoral students spread across some 370 buildings, many of which are in urgent need of renovation. The current investment backlog is estimated to run to some €2 billion, with up to €800 million needed for the next five to eight years of refurbishments alone. Most of the work will be done by the North Rhine-Westphalia state construction and real estate agency (Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW, or BLB) in its capacity as the University’s landlord, while some construction is also carried out by the University itself. Today, we would like to introduce you to seven key properties on the three campuses of Poppelsdorf, Endenich and City.

“Stick at it”: Visiting lecturer Dunja Hayali has been bringing together students and media makers

Thirty-four fascinated students, a wealth of media expertise and Wilma the dog on board too: at the four-day block seminar entitled “Mächte, Medien, Mythen” (“Powers, Media, Myths”), Dunja Hayali talked about agenda-setting, honed participants’ media literacy and got them excited about journalism in all its flavors. 

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