Rector Election * Digital Advent Calendar * Alumni Online * Virtual Museum

The year 2020 ist coming to a close and we are delighted to be able to present to you our annual digital advent calendar. This year, the door are filled with Christmas traditions and recipes from our members all around the world. The first door will open on December 1rst 2020 at

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter.
Your team of the Alumni Network

News from the University

Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn

Rector of the University of Bonn elected for another four years

In January 2020, the University Council and the Senate had already called upon the acting Rector to run for re-election. The developmental biologist Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch (born in 1961) took up his first six-year term of office as 143rd Rector of the University of Bonn in 2015. His term of office has now been extended by four years until 2025 through re-election in the first round of elections. Read more

MPI für Extraterrestrische Physik

Bonn alumnus Reinhard Genzel receives the Nobel Prize for Physics

The astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel, a graduate of the University of Bonn, receives this year's Nobel Prize in Physics together with two other researchers. The Nobel Committee thus honors his contribution to the discovery of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Read more

Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn

Horst-Stoeckel Museum reopens virtually

20 years after opening in a former nurses' residence on the grounds of the University Hospital in Venusberg, the Museum for the History of Anesthesia has closed its physical location and reopened virtually. The museum's founder, Professor Horst Stoeckel, created the museum after retiring and has now helped digitalize and establish it as a virtual museum. The virtual museum can now be found at this new location: Read more

News from your Alumni Network


Alumni Online: New event series

In cooperation with the Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn, your Alumni Network has created a new digital event series: Alumni Online. Dring the first two events, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Richter spoke about resilience and Dr. Hendrik W. Ohnesorge sporke about the U.S. electoral system. Did you miss the event? You can watch both of the recordings in the alumni portal (in German). Read more

Frank Homann/Uni Bonn

New moderator for the regional group Great Britain

Tsinampoizina Marie Sophie Randriamahefasoa has taken over as moderator of the regional group Great Britain. We thank her for volunteering for this position! You can find this and other regional and department groups in the alumni portal. Read more

Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn

Digital advent calendar in the Alumni Portal

In the alumni portal you can once again find our traditional digital advent calendar. This year it is filled with christmas traditions, customs and recipies from all over the world. Read more


02.12.2020, 10 a.m.: Career Day of the Career Center of the University of Bonn
The Career Center of the University of Bonn invites students and graduates to attend the annual Career Day: Visitors can attend presentations and visit information desks on topics such as job search, application procedures and career entry. The event is free of charge. The presentations will be held in German. The consulting at the information desks is available in German and English. Registration is open from November 18th until November 29th. Read more

Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn - Freunde, Förderer und Alumni e.v.

Do you know about the Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn?

The Universitätsgesellschaft is an association with about 2,000 members that supports the University of Bonn through prices for students and researchers, funding for excursions, conferences and cultural events as well as donations to the Deutschlandstipendium program.

It also understands itself as a bridge between the university, Bonn society and the regional economy. Among the approximately 2,000 members are members of the university, alumni, citizens of Bonn and regional companies.

For its members, the independent associations organizes exclusive and well established events such as exclusive tours of university facilities, talks with prominent alumni and the traditional Wintersoiree.

Are you interested in the Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn? You can find more information and the registration form at

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your team of the alumni network


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