October 18, 2021
Opening of the academic year

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The video recordings of October 18, 2021 in English will soon be available on this page under review.

The opening of the academic year 2021/2022 at the University of Bonn

The University of Bonn kicked off the academic year 2021/2022 on October 18, 2021 with the traditional ceremony marking its founder's day. As in the previous year, the ceremonial opening took place as a "hybrid" event: The event was held in the Aula in attendance and simultaneously broadcast via a livestream on the Internet.

The two pedels of the opening of the academic year 2021/22 stand together in front of a window and smile at the camera.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

History and tradition

The gown, beret, chain of office and scepter have always played a central role in the formal opening ceremony.

Maike Krebber one of the two presenters of the opening of the academic year 2021/22, stands on stage and speaks.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

Program

Here you can find the program schedule for the opening of the academic year on October 18.

A video of the 2021 State Award Ceremony at the University of Bonn, is shown during the opening of the 2021/22 academic year.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

Award honors

Traditionally, the winners of the State Prize and the DAAD Prize are honored during the opening of the academic year.

The rector stands on stage, behind a lectern and speaks during the opening of the academic year 2021/22.
© Barbara Frommann / Universität Bonn

Review - Image gallery and event recording

On October 18, 2021, the University of Bonn started the academic year 2021/22 with the traditional ceremony marking its founding day. Here you can find the recording of it.

Contact

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