Deutschlandstipendium * Meet the Rector * Magna Charta Universitatum

Studying without financial worries, funds for additional study materials, time for volunteer work - the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship program makes all this and more possible for current students at the University of Bonn. In the current academic year, 146 students at our alma mater are being supported with such a scholarship, financed by companies, foundations, the university society and members of the alumni network. In the coming year, we would like to continue this success story together with you.

Support current students of the University of Bonn with your alumni network! Together with the Bonn University Foundation, we collect all individual donations. Whenever an amount of 1,800 euros is reached, this amount is doubled by the federal government and can benefit a scholarship holder in the form of a grant of 300 euros per month for one year.

Learn more about the Deutschlandstipendium, watch videos of scholarship holders and sponsors and become part of our sponsor community!

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News from the University

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First-year students of the past three semesters were greeted at "Meet the Rector"

For the first-year students of the last three semesters, it was "Meet the Rector" at the University of Bonn at the end of June. Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch invited the students who began their studies in the past three "Corona semesters" and spent them largely digitally due to the pandemic. Watch the video (in German) Read more


University of Bonn joins the "Magna Charta Universitatum"

The Magna Charta Universitatum describes the self-conception of universities in Europe and around the world, based on the idea of scientific autonomy and freedom. The document was first signed in 1988 on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in Europe. Today, almost a thousand universities around the world are committed to the Magna Charta Universitatum. Read more


Social norms influence willingness to protect the climate

People contribute only very little to climate protection, because they underestimate the willingness of others to contribute. This is the central result of a new study by the behavioural economists Peter Andre, Teodora Boneva, Felix Chopra and Armin Falk, members of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, published as an “ECONtribute Discussion Paper”. Read more

Renan Torrico

Researchers study endangered cultural heritage

In Africa and in the Amazon rainforest, people have adapted to their environment over centuries and adjust their livelihoods accordingly. This coexistence with nature has created valuable cultural landscapes that are also listed by UNESCO. In two scientific projects, researchers from the University of Bonn are now working with local institutions to investigate how these landscapes can be better protected. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding these projects with several million euros. Read more

News from the Alumni Network


SAVE THE DATE: Alumni Online "Changes in the party system in Germany" on September 13th, 2021

On September 13, 2021 we welcome Professor Volker Kronenberg in our digital event series "Alumni Online". Shortly before the Bundestag elections, he will give us insights into the changing party system in Germany. Professor Kronenberg teaches political science at the University's Institute of Political Science and Sociology and is Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. The talk will be held in German. Save the date: Sept. 13, 2021, 7 p.m. You will receive the invitation with the link to the registration by e-mail in August.

Greetings and wishes for the graduating class of 2021

Leave a message and a photo for the most recent alumni of the graduating class of 2021 on the Universitätsfest 2021 website! A mosaic will be created from all messages and pictures. On the website you can also find the option to create individualized graduation videos and send digital postcards. Read more

What do geodesy alumni do?

Geodesy is much more than measuring land in rubber boots and with yardsticks. Geodesists have a diverse range of tasks: from determining the dimensions of tiny components in the electronics industry, to the actual height of mountain peaks, to climate-related sea level fluctuations. Graduates of the University of Bonn are now reporting on this in video clips on the department's website.
"Geodesy is exciting," former students of geodesy and geoinformation at the University of Bonn agree. Eight alumni talk about their very different careers and activities - for example, as a classic surveyor, as an employee of an automotive company or as a scientist. "Capture the world of today and help shape it for the future" - this is how they understand their task as geodesists.

In eight video clips, the alumni talk about what fascinates and excites them about their subject and their profession (in German).

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