Ceremony in honor of Rudolph Clausius * Interim space at the Hofgarten * Podcast on economic consequences of the war in Ukraine

Bosse & Meinhardt

Rudolph Clausius, the discoverer of the second law of thermodynamics, creator of the concept of entropy and professor at the University of Bonn, would have turned 200 this year. With his work, the physicist laid foundations that have retained their validity to this day. As early as the 19th century, he urged the thoughtful use of our fossil fuels and is considered a pioneer of sustainability.

In honor of the Bonn scientist, the University of Bonn is hosting a ceremony with keynotes by Nobel Laureates Professor Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1987) and Professor Dr. Steven Chu (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1997) as well as a panel discussion.

Members of the Alumni Network are very cordially invited to this special event!

July 13 from 5:30 p.m.
in the Wolfgang-Paul lecture hall
Registration required
More information about the program

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News from the University

Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn

Senate and University Council pass resolution on interim space on Hofgarten campus

Members of the Senate and University Council of the University of Bonn have passed a resolution expressing their broad support for the Rectorate's plans to build sustainable interim spaces on part of the Hofgarten during the ten-year renovation period of the main building. This is intended to create urgently needed alternative space for the lecture halls and auditorium that will be eliminated. According to the resolution, the University's plan is to "preserve university life at the founding and central identification site of the University of Bonn, which is rich in tradition, internationally renowned and over 200 years old, and thus also contribute to preserving Bonn's city center as a lively and safe place." At the same time, the quality of stay in the Hofgarten area should continue to be preserved, it said. "'University in the Hofgarten' is of great importance for the future development of the University of Excellence Bonn," the resolution emphasizes. Therefore, the two University bodies call on the City of Bonn to support the goals of the University. Read more


Podcast Special #Ukraine: Focus on economic consequences of the war (in German)

In a special season of the ECONtribute economics podcast, our Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute examines international economic impacts of the Ukraine war and sheds scientific light on them. Energy embargo, financial sanctions and negotiation strategies: Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence provide scientific evidence.

In the season opener, Prof. Dr. Moritz Schularick, professor at ECONtribute at the University of Bonn, analyzes what consequences a Russian energy embargo would have. Would the lights go out in Germany? How much would the economy collapse? And why are politicians hesitant to impose an import ban?

Listen in now - wherever you get your podcast and on the Cluster of Excellence site: Read more

News from your Alumni Network

Bosse und Meinhard

Job Talk: Career Opportunities at International Organizations (May 24, 2022, 1 p.m., in German)

Hellmut Meinhof heads the "Office for Executives in International Organizations" (BFIO) within the Federal Employment Agency. In this Job Talk for doctoral students and graduates, he will give an overview of entry-level opportunities and career options in international organizations. With its range of services, the BFIO supports the German government in increasing the number of German employees at international organizations. Whether at the United Nations, the institutions of the European Union or many other specialized organizations: challenging tasks await in numerous places around the world. Mr. Meinhof will be joined by Dr. Gregor Schwerhoff, an expert in environmental economics who has gained extensive work experience in international organizations.

The series of events "Job Talks by doctoral degree holders" is an offer of the Human Resources Development, the Bonn Graduate Center and the Alumni Network. Registration required. Read more


01.06.2022 | 6 p.m.: University in City Hall: Global Warming and Environmental Factors - Influence on Health (in German)
Consequences of the climate crisis on nature in Bonn, influence of global warming and environmental factors such as particulate matter and noise among others on cardiovascular and infectious diseases and mortality will be presented. Therapeutic options and prevention strategies will be discussed.

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Klingmüller is a physician for internal medicine and endocrine disorders. As head of endocrinology at the University Hospital Bonn, he was significantly involved in a large EU project on the influence of chemicals on the hormone system. Read more

10.06.2022 | 5 - 7 p.m.: Selten Salon: Why is financial stability important for society? (in German)
The functioning of the financial system is of central importance for real economic development. Financial crises have shown that disruptions in the financial system can harm economic and employment growth and burden government budgets. It is therefore important that the system is sufficiently resilient. After all, a stable financial system can also cushion unexpected events – even during periods of upheaval in the real economy. But how stable is the financial system and what are the current challenges?These and other questions will be explored by Prof. Dr. Claudia Buch in her lecture.

Claudia Buch is Vice President at the German Federal Bank and a honorary professor of the Faculty of Economics and Management at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (OvGU). Buch is also an alternate on the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the International Monetary Fund.

Registration required. Read more

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