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Date: Aug 08, 2017

Campus Poppelsdorf begins operations in two phases

The University of Bonn will begin operating the new buildings on Campus Poppelsdorf sequentially. As planned, students will be able to use the lecture hall from winter semester 2017/2018. The two institute buildings will open for the start of summer semester 2018.

Putting a new building into operation is somewhat of a trial. Often, technical defects are only revealed when the building's technology is connected to the users’ technical interfaces. This was the case for the three buildings on Poppelsdorf Campus after Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW (BLB NRW) took-over from the general contractor this spring and handed the site over to the University of Bonn. 


As deficiencies in the lecture hall are limited, the University can open this building in time for the beginning of the winter semester. Opening the two institute buildings, however, will be delayed. Even though deficiencies could be rectified in time, no unnecessary risks shall be taken.  


"We regret the new delay, but agree with the BLB that the security of university members and stability in daily operations has priority over a quick get-in", says University chancellor Holger Gottschalk. 


The three new Campus Poppelsdorf buildings

Name: Hörsaalzentrum (Lecture Hall, Opening WS 17/18)

Users: various faculties 

Floor space: 1580 m²


Name: B-IT / INF (Opening SS 2018)

Users: Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology and Institut für Informatik

Floor space: 8490 m²


Name: INS / IEL (Opening SS 2018)

Users: Institut für Numerische Simulation (INS) and Institut für Ernährungs- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften (IEL)

Floor space:  3420 m²

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