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A range of printed and online publications keep readers up-to-date about the latest developments in research and teaching at the University of Bonn.

University Development Plan

For more than 200 years, the University of Bonn has been one of the best-performing universities in Europe with its excellent top-level research. In 2019, we became the most successful university in the national competition with six Clusters of Excellence and the title "University of Excellence".

A key foundation for these outstanding successes was our strategy "WE invest in people, WE foster networks, WE create impact". This strategy is a basis of our University's future concept, which is explained in detail in the University Development Plan. It summarizes the University's profile, status quo, goals and measures for the future.

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The cover page of the Annual Report 2019 shows the Hofgartenwiese and the main building of the University of Bonn.
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Annual Report of the Rectorate

The Annual Report of the Rectorate provides facts, pictures and charts setting out the high points of the last University year. The printed edition of the Annual Report is available from Division 8 - University Communications. The Annual Report and Facts and Figures are available online dating back to 2015.

“forsch” - The Magazine of The University of Bonn

The Bonn university magazine is published a number of times a year. Covering a range of topics from university life, it provides exclusive reports from the university political system, research and teaching, and gives updates about the activities of various university personalities. This strengthens the identification of University staff with the wider University community. “forsch” is available at various stands in University buildings and directly from the University Communications Division. The latest edition is also available in digital form from our download area.

The cover of the autumn winter 2020 issue of forsch shows students with a mouth-to-nose covering and spacing in a lecture hall.
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TThe cover of the 2022/23 Student Compass shows two students leaning back to back wearing a gown with a green sash.
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Study Compass

The annual publication “Studienkompass” issued in German by the Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service is provided free-of-charge to all new students, prospective students and interested citizens. Pick up your personal printed copy of the Study Compass at the info box all about studying at the University of Bonn outside of Poppelsdorfer Allee 49 and at various other pick-up boxes (Google Maps). The digital version of the Study Compass can be downloaded on the “Starting your Studies” website. 

Image Brochure

The image brochure of the University of Bonn can be downloaded here. The print version is available in Division 8, Adenauerallee 72-74, 53113 Bonn.

Image brochure
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Bonn University Press

Bonn University Press publishes monographs focusing on a range of issues in the humanities written by academics working at the University of Bonn. The press is part of V&R unipress GmbH. V&R unipress is a subsidiary of the prestigious academic publishers Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen which specializes in the humanities. The Rectorate appointed an academic advisory board to select titles for the publishing program.

Important Downloads

Download the latest edition of “forsch”, the digital edition of “Wissenschaft bewegen”, “Studienkompass”, the Annual Reports and Facts and Figures here.


Editorial office


University Communications
Phone: +49 228 73-7647


Adenauerallee 72-74

53113 Bonn

Editorial staff of “forsch”


 +49 228 73-4740


Adenauerallee 72-74

53113 Bonn

Printing and advertising for “forsch”

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Ernst-Robert-Curtius-Str. 14, 53117 Bonn-Buschdorf 


Phone: +49 228 98982-0
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About the University

The University of Bonn is the only German university with six Clusters of Excellence.

Mission Statement

Research and teaching proceed hand in hand at the University of Bonn.

Organization and Institutions

Find out about the structures of the University of Bonn.

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