University of Bonn International Day 2021
Celebrating the Global in Pandemic Times

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To join the digital events, please use the links provided in the program below.

University of Bonn International Day 2021

The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs cordially invites you to the first University of Bonn International Day on October 4, 2021. 
Staged under the motto “Celebrating the Global in Pandemic Times”, the aim of the International Day is to give space precisely to the relevance conveyed by international scientific cooperation in the current crisis–and we are pleased to be able to switch from a purely digital to a hybrid event format at very short notice. 

Registration and day of event


Monday October 4, 2021
9 am - 8:30 pm


Please note that places for the kick-off event "Horizon Europe" are limited.
Please register until September 30 at:


We will start on October 4 at 9 am with the digital opening of the Welcome Days organized by the International Office to welcome the many international students who, despite the pandemic, will start their studies at our university in the winter semester 2021. Their plan to come to Bonn from so many places around the world and to study at our alma mater despite the uncertain past months is an important sign for us of a diverse, international university, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude that they will be part of our community from now on.

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From 11 am - 12 pm, the German Ambassador to Indonesia, Her Excellency Ina Lepel, until a few days ago Ambassador of Japan and alumna of the University of Bonn, will give a keynote talk about her journey "from Bonn to the world". She will give us interesting insights into her student days in Germany’s former capital, her work with the United Nations and her experiences in Georgia, New York City, Pakistan, Japan and Indonesia. We are looking forward to the discussion with the Ambassador!

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With a limited number of participants, the kick-off event "Horizon Europe" from 2.15 - 3.30 pm will mark a return to a face-to-face event for which you can register until September 30, 2021 at The EU Project Office and the Vice Rectorate for International Affairs will give an introduction to the new EU funding opportunities of Horizon Europe and provide advice in an initial discussion. After the event, which will take place in Lecture Hall 1, we invite you to a get together at Café Unique across from the Lecture Hall. We are pleased to be able to host this event on campus in order to enable you to network with each other. Please note that registration will be first come, first served.

From 4 pm to 6 pm–also in Lecture Hall 1—the State Prizes of the University of Bonn will be awarded to excellent young researchers: the DAAD Prize, the Queen‘s Prize, the Premio Rey de España und der Prix de la République française. Numerous representatives of the embassies have announced their attendance. The event will start with a reception and will be musically framed by the International Choir of our university.
Due to the Corona regulations, the number of participants is limited to the award winners, the supervisors of the graduates and the awarding institutions. The announcement of the awardees will be made on October 18, 2021 at the opening of the Academic Year.

The second keynote lecture of the International Day will be given digitally at 7.30 pm by
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guérot, political scientist at the University of Bonn since September 1, 2021, who will talk about “Europe in the Global?!”. Petra Pinzler, correspondent in the editorial office DIE ZEIT, will host the event and lead the subsequent discussion.

To join the event, please use the following link:

Notification for film and photos

The University of Bonn has photos and film recordings made as part of the International Day 2021, which are published as part of its public relations work on the Internet, in print media and on social media channels.
By participating the International Day 2021, the participants or their legal guardians agree to the photos and film recordings as well as their storage and publication. Please contact our photographers and cameramen on site if you do not wish to be photographed or filmed.


We are happy to announce that the first University of Bonn International Day will be held in a hybrid format and to welcome all university members on October 4 with a diverse program.
We look forward to all new international students who will become part of our university community in the winter semester, to Her Excellency, the Ambassador Ina Lepel, who will talk about her way from Bonn to the world as well as to the participants of the kick-off event for "Horizon Europe". In the afternoon, the program will continue with the ceremonial awarding of the state prizes in the presence of the ambassadors. The day will end with a keynote lecture by the newly appointed political scientist
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guérot on the topic of "Europe in the Global?!".

Contact and organisation

The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs

Prof. Dr. Birgit Ulrike Münch
Vice Rector for International Affairs

Dr. Laura Morris
Advisor to the Vice Rector for International Affairs

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