25 Years Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

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The year 2020 is a special one for Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. It is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Established as a result of the compensatory agreements of the Federal Republic of Germany for the relocation of the government to Berlin, the university can now look back on a successful development.

The anniversary year is shaped by the Corona pandemic. Therefore, the university had to postpone its 25th anniversary celebration.It was originally scheduled for May 2020 in the former plenary chamber of the German Parliament in the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), but is now scheduled for January 2021.

On the occasion of its anniversary, the university would not only like to look back on the past quarter century with its students, employees, friends and sponsors. Rather, the focus is on the future. Therefore, the university has launched the campaign #whatsfutureforyou to celebrate its anniversary: Members (students, employees, alumni) of all universities are called upon to present their vision of studying the future in a video. In the Video Award, the best contribution will be selected by a jury and awarded a prize during the celebrations. 

Junge Menschen im Gespraech (Foto) und Figuren im Schattenriss, bunt, H-BRS-Logo, Schriftzug: Vielfalt.Visionen.Verantwortung, 25 Jahre H-BRS
Banner for the 25th anniversary of the university
Postkarte zum Video-Wettbewerb #whatsfutureforyou
Video contest

#whatsfutureforyou: Video award for the future of studying

The world is changing, becoming more and more complex and dynamic everyday and it is getting more difficult for us to deal with it. Universities too must react to these changes. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, therefore invited students to a video award (German only) about the future of universities.

Gründungsrektor Hubert Severin beim Spatenstich 1998 in Sankt Augustin mit Megafon
Hubert Severin at the ground-breaking ceremony in Sankt Augustin 1998

25 years are only a first beginning

If it did not exist, it would have to be invented: the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences. Without it, something would be missing in the Rhein-Sieg Kreis (district), in the region and well beyond. "25 Jahre sind nur ein erster Anfang" (in German only)

The history of our university

In the fall of 1995, the first degree programmes of the university began - since then, steady growth, expansion of the locations and the spectrum of programmes on offer, as well as the expansion of the university's range of subjects have been on the agenda. History of our university

Porträt von MInisterpräsident Armin Laschet. Foto der Landesregierung NRW
Armin Laschet. Photo: Landesregierung NRW

Greeting from Prime Minister Armin Laschet

In the university's annual report, the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia congratulates H-BRS on its anniversary and a 25-year success story.

Marie Curie Ausstellung "Der Drang nach Wissen"
Title image of the exhibition (Marie Curie)

25 years of H-BRS: female scientists in focus

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, an exhibition is dedicated to 25 exceptional female scientists who are to exemplify the past 250 years of female scientific history. Under the title "The Urge for Knowledge - 250 Years of Female Science" (in German only), H-BRS will present famous female scientists at the university's locations in Sankt Augustin and Rheinbachin on the library premises.

The exhibition is sponsored by regional patrons who identify with the scientific and social achievements of one of the female scientists in a special way.

Stadtbahn Linien 16 18 mit Werbung der Hochschule
H-BRS tramline 16

25 years of H-BRS - Tram with anniversary look

On the right and left bank of the Rhein, light rail vehicles are in use, carrying logos and advertising for Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. Some vehicles of the lines 16, 18 and 66 are wearing the university dress in the anniversary year. "25 Jahre H-BRS - Straßenbahn mit Jubliäumslo(o)k" (in German only)