Thank you! * Opening of the Academic Year * International Day

We would like to thank all of our generous donors both for the Deutschlandstipendium and for those affected by the flood disaster! With the help of members of the Alumni Network, 10 students can be supported with a scholarship this year. As part of the University of Bonn's appeal for donations for those affected by the flood disaster, a total of more than 50,000 euros was collected, and numerous network members also contributed to this cause. Thank you very much!

We are very pleased to invite you to this year's Opening of the Academic Year on October 18th, 2021 at 5 pm. The event will be held in the auditorium in a face-to-face setting and will be simultaneously webcast via a livestream. Participation requires registration for both the in-person event and the livestream.

On October 04th, 2021, the Prorectorate for International Affairs of the University of Bonn will host the first "International Day" with many different program points - including a digital discussion with our alumna and German Ambassador to Indonesia, Ina Lepel. You can find all information about the program and registration modalities on the website of the International Day. You are cordially invited!

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter.

Best regards
Your team of the Alumni Network

News from the University

Opening of the Academic Year 2021/2022 On October 18th, 2021

The University of Bonn will start the academic year 2021/2022 on October 18th, 2021, with the traditional ceremony marking its foundation day. Currently, the ceremonial opening is planned to take place as a "hybrid" event, as it did last year: The event will be held in the auditorium in presence and simultaneously broadcast via a livestream on the Internet. Members of the Alumni Network are cordially invited. Participation requires registration. This applies to both the face-to-face event and the livestream. Read more

Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn

University of Bonn moves up to 112th place in THE ranking - Particularly good rating in the area of teaching

In the current university ranking of the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE), the University of Bonn has once again improved its position in a global comparison and is ranked 112th among the more than 1,600 educational institutions evaluated worldwide. In Germany, Bonn is in 10th place. For the World University Ranking, various indicators were surveyed in the areas of research, teaching, knowledge transfer and internationality. Read more

Max Zhao

Artificial intelligence helps diagnose leukemia

The presence of cancer of the lymphatic system is often determined by analyzing samples from the blood or bone marrow. A team led by Prof. Dr. Peter Krawitz from the University of Bonn had already shown in 2020 that artificial intelligence can help with the diagnosis of such lymphomas and leukemias. The technology fully utilizes the potential of all measurement values and increases the speed as well as the objectivity of the analyses compared to established processes. The method has now been further developed so that even smaller laboratories can benefit from this freely accessible machine learning method - an important step towards clinical practice. Read more


Social mindfulness and prosociality vary across the globe

Humans are social beings, but not everyone is equally mindful of others. To what extent does the degree of social mindfulness differ in different countries? An international team of researchers led by Leiden University has now investigated this - and found considerable differences. Among other things, the authors, with the participation of the University of Bonn, found that greater social mindfulness was also associated with better overall environmental protection goals in countries. Read more

News from your Alumni Network


Alumni Online: Global climate and environmental change - what does it mean for us? with Dr. Jens Mutke, Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants (Oct. 25th, 2021, 7 p.m., in German)

In recent years, climate change has become clearly visible in Central Europe. But other aspects of environmental change such as loss and fragmentation of near-natural ecosystems, pollution, excessive nitrogen inputs and still increasing amounts of plastic waste also threaten not only our flora and fauna, but our own quality of life and livelihoods as well. The lecture builds a bridge from global problems to the current state and trends of climate and nature in Germany and the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg region. Registration required. The Event will be held in the German language. Read more


Job Talks by Doctoral Degree Holders: Head of Department at DLR Projektträger (Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 2021, 1 p.m., in German)

Together with Human Resources Development and the Bonn Graduate Center, your alumni network is launching a new digital event series for doctoral students and postdocs on career options in business, society and science management. At this first Job Talk, Dr. Kerstin Lutteropp will provide insights into her work as head of the "Humanities and Cultural Heritage" department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR Projektträger). She studied and received her doctorate in prehistoric and early historic archaeology at the University of Bonn. She has been working at DLR since 2005, since 2019 as head of department. Registration required. Read more


04.10.2021, 9 - 20:30 Uhr: International Day
The Prorectorate for International Affairs cordially invites you to the first University of Bonn International Day on October 04th, 2021. The aim of the International Day under the motto "Celebrating the Global in Pandemic Times" is to give space to the relevance of international scientific cooperation especially in the current crisis. Read more

German Elections 2021 in focus: New season of the ECONtribute economics podcast on key political challenges (in German)

In a special season before the German federal elections on September 26th, the economics podcast ECONtribute explores the political challenges of the coming years and sheds scientific light on them. Tackling climate change, getting the economy back on track after the pandemic, and enabling affordable housing for all: Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence provide scientific evidence on key election issues.

In the season opener, Prof Dr Felix Bierbrauer, professor at ECONtribute at the University of Cologne, analyzes possible reforms to the German tax system. Is our tax system efficient? Should higher earners pay higher taxes? And how realistic are tax cuts after the pandemic?

You can find all episodes on the Cluster of Excellence website and wherever podcasts are available.

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

Your team of the alumni network


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