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Program overview of the opening of the academic year 2021/2022

course of events

The rectorate and the deans solemnly enter the auditorium in gown and beret and thus open the academic year 2021/22.

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch welcomes his guests and introduces the event. The proclamation of the new officers from the Rectorate, the Deans' Offices and the Senate of the University also takes place, as well as the commemoration of our deceased university members.

Katja Dörner, Mayor of the Federal City of Bonn, will deliver a welcoming address in honor of the university.

Music video of the International Choir of the University of Bonn

"Roaring 20s in science? The German science system in times of global revolution" - is the topic of this year's keynote address by Professor Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society.

Panel discussion with Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, Professor Dr. Catharina Stroppel and Professor Dr. Peter Scholze, both from the Excellence Cluster Hausdorff Center for Mathematics.

Music video of the university orchestra Camerata musicale

Panel discussion with Gerd Friedsam, President of the THW, professor Dr. Xiaomeng Shen, Vice Rector of the United Nations University Europe and Professor Dr. Annette Scheersoi, Vice Rector for Sustainability at the University of Bonn.

International partner universities greet via video and also comment on the two panel discussion topics.

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio B flat major, op. 97 "Archduke Trio", 4th movement

Ayano Kato / piano
Katerina Chatzinikolau / violin
Mariana Taipa / cello

Traditionally, the winners of the State Prizes and the DAAD Prize are honored during the Opening of the Academic Year. The awards will be presented on October 4 during the International Day of the prorectorate for international affairs in the presence of an embassy delegate. In a short video, the award winners will be introduced and interviewed about their outstanding work.

The traditional speech by 1st AStA Chair, Jonathan Andraczek, highlights the events of the academic year from a student perspective.

Music video of the Collegium musicum of the University of Bonn

Edward Grieg - Prelude from the Holberg Suite

Current developments, prospects, closing remarks and farewell by Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn

The rectorate and the deans move out of the auditorium together, ending the event.

Picture gallery - program items in 2020

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