Digital Unifest * Opening of the Academic Year * Shanghai Ranking

We congratulate our graduates of the academic year 2019/2020!

The offers of the “Digital Unifest 2020“ online portal are now available to all recent graduates and also to all alumni! Create your own graduation video with your face in it, send congratualtions, messages and tipps to this year's graduating class, send digital postcards to your friends and much more! Now on!

At the University of Bonn, we traditionally celebrate the start of the new academic year on October 18, the foundation day of the University. This winter semester 2020/21 will see the official celebration held on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 5 pm.
The decision as to how guests can be invited to take part in the event in compliance with the health and safety regulations which will be in force on this date will be announced as soon as possible. The event will also be made available as a livestream on the Internet. More information and the link can be found at

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter.
Your team of the alumni network

News from the Alumni Network

Thank you for all contributions to the Deutschlandstipendium program!

Due to the contributions of members of the alumni network, eight students will be receiving a scholarship of the Deutschlandstipendium program in this coming academic year - two more than last year! We thank all donors for contributing to this great cause!
Learn more about the Deutschlandstipendium program: Read more

Frank Homann / Uni Bonn

Wanted: International alumni with job experience in Germany

The International Office of the University of Bonn wants to help international students to start their career in Germany. For this, they are looking for international alumni who started their career in Germany after graduating from the University of Bonn and are willing to share their experience, expertise and tipps with current students and recent graduates during an online event. Are you interested? The International Office is looking forward to your e-mail at

News from the University of Bonn

Volker Lannert / Uni Bonn

University of Bonn: Excellent Performance in Shanghai Ranking

According to the recently published Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Chinese Jiaotong University in Shanghai, the University of Bonn is one of the four best universities in Germany, one of the best 20 universities in the European Union and one of the top 100 universities in the world. Read more

Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

THE-Ranking places University of Bonn in 114th place worldwide

In the current university ranking by British magazine Times Higher Education (THE), the University of Bonn is again ranked 9th among the top 10 German universities. Among the more than 1,500 educational institutions evaluated, Bonn takes 114th place. For the World University Ranking, various indicators were collected in the areas of research, teaching, knowledge transfer and internationality. Read more

Alumnus Felix Ankomah Asante appointed University of Ghana’s New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development

Alumnus Prof. Dr. Felix Asante was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development of the University of Ghana on August 1rst, 2020. He obtained his PhD in Agriculture Science (Agriculture Economics) at the University of Bonn (Center for Development Research (ZEF), from August 1999 to July 2002. His PhD study was funded by the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD). We congratulate Professor Asante! Read more


October 19th, 2020, 5 p.m.: Opening of the Academic Year
The traditional Opening of the Academic Year at the University of Bonn, this year also available as a live stream. Information on the event and the link: Read more

Healthy Campus Bonn

Do you know our campus health program "Healthy Campus Bonn"?
On Facebook and Instagram you can find information and tipps on working, researching and studying in a healthy way (in the German language).

University Sports

As a member of the alumni network, you have the opportunity to take part in the offers of the university sport of the University of Bonn (purchase of a semester card required). More than 100 different sports - in Bonn and online.
You can find a list of all sports offered at

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

Your team of the alumni network


Alumni Network of the University of Bonn
Management of the Rectorate
Poppelsdorfer Allee 49
53115 Bonn
Tel.: +49-(0)228/73-5262 odr 1969
Fax: +49-(0)228/73-7932

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