H-BRS Event Chronicle
Welcome@H-BRS: Reception for the first semester students in October 2023
Many hundreds of new students visited Sankt Augustin Campus for the central first-semester event of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, the Welcome@H-BRS on Monday, 25 September 2023. Around the reception in the Audimax, which was also livestreamed into lecture hall 8, the first-year students informed and enjoyed themselves at the Market of Opportunities in the Hochschulstraße and on the courtyard.
Children's University in the school year: "News from the World Workshop - Little Researchers on a Grand Scale!"
Film production, coffee roasting, fighting poverty: the ninth edition of the Children's University in the Rhein-Sieg district once again offers an exciting programme to participate in, research and listen to. This year's motto is "News from the World Workshop - Little Researchers on a Grand Scale!". Pupils from eight to twelve years of age or from the third to sixth grades of all types of schools can take part in the series of events at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS).
Homepage: Children's University
Press release: Children's university in the Rhine-Sieg district with five events starting in September
Gallery: Children's University in September 2023: Making powerful films
Summer party 2023
Because the weather did not want to cooperate, the start of the summer party was moved to the canteen. This did not damage the atmosphere, even though for some the lunch and the opening of the party fell together. With a lot of commitment, the students from the AStA, StuPa and the university's student councils organised and hosted the party, to which students and employees were invited.
Picture gallery: H-BRS Summer Party in June 2023
Research Day 2023
The Research Day on Wednesday, 21 June 2023, at the Sankt Augustin campus included an opening event with a panel discussion in the Audimax, countless information stands in the Hochschulstraße and an award ceremony for scientific posters by doctoral students.
Press release: University opened laboratories and institutes on Research Day
Picture gallery: Research Day in June 2023
The Company Day 2022
On 9 and 10 November 2022, it was that time again: Company Day took place at our university. At the largest career fair at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg , students were able to get to know a total of around 148 companies over the two days of the fair this year. This meant 74 different companies each day and a changing lecture and coaching programme on the topic of careers and job applications.
Homepage: Company Day
Press release (German): Großer Andrang beim Unternehmenstag der Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Gallery: Pictures from the Company Day in November 2022 (Gallery)
Film: Company Day at the H-BRS 2022
Graduation ceremony in the Telekom Dome 2022
The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg held a farewell ceremony for around 900 graduates at the Telekom Dome on Saturday, 22 October 2022. A total of around 4000 guests celebrated at the event.
Press release (German): Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg verabschiedet feierlich Absolventinnen und Absolventen
Gallery: Graduation ceremony 2022 at the Telekom Dome (Gallery)
Film: Impressions of the H-BRS 2022 graduation ceremony in the Telekom Dome
Ceremonial opening of the academic year in September 2022
On Monday, 26 September 2022, the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg ceremonially opened the academic year at the Sankt Augustin campus. 1800 young people will begin their studies at the H-BRS with this semester.
Press release (German): Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg eröffnet feierlich das Akademische Jahr 2022/2023
Film: Opening of the Academic Year 2022/23
Children's University in the school year 2021/22: „Die Weltwerkstatt – Wie wollen wir morgen leben?“
Under the motto „Die Weltwerkstatt – Wie wollen wir morgen leben?“, the young scientists aged eight to twelve will explore questions such as how a solar system works, what the soil in the playground has to do with environmental protection and why the sea, which is actually salty, is becoming more and more acidic.
Homepage: Children's University
Press release (German): Hochschule lädt Schüler zur achten Kinderuni ein
Gallery: Children's University in April 2022 - Gardening for environmental protection
Research Day in December 2021
Presenting research at first hand is the goal of the Research Day. Through experiments, talks, lectures and presentations dealing with topics such as visual computing, digitalisation and artificial intelligence, the almost 300 visitors gained an insight into current projects at the digital event.
Press release (German): Hochschule präsentiert aktuelle Forschungsprojekte
News (German): Best Poster Awards am Tag der Forschung
Virtual Graduation Ceremony 2021
The university said goodbye to two graduating classes in October 2021 with a virtual ceremony. In the past two academic years, around 2,500 students graduated with a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Due to the Corona pandemic, the alumni did not celebrate together with family and friends in the Telekom Dome, but via livestream in front of their computers - including graduation speeches, improvisation theatre and a graduates' cooking show.
Press release (German): Virtuelle Feier für Absolventinnen und Absolventen
Campaign page of the Graduation Ceremony
Children’s Univerity for 2019/2020 academic year "Unheard-of! Ludwig samples university flavour"
According to the theme "Unheard-of! Ludwig samples university flavour", a programme of lectures and hands-on activities awaits the next generation. They will get to know instruments of world cultures and discover what rhythm can do to you and make selfies with Beethoven. In addition to the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences and the H-BRS, the Philosophical-Theological University SVD Sankt Augustin is once again one of the hosts.
Children's University website (German): Kinderuni Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Gallery: Childrens' University in February 2020 - YouTube star Beethoven
Gallery: Good Vibrations II - Making Sounds Visible
Gallery: The Grasp for the Sparks of the Gods
Graduation Ceremony 2019 at Telekom Dome
On Saturday, 26 October 2019, more than 2,200 guests gathered at the university's grand graduation ceremony in the Telekom Baskets' playground on Hardtberg in Bonn to celebrate their success and the end of a colorful chapter of their lives with friends and family.
Press Release: Das war sie: Absolventenfeier 2019 mit 500 Absolventen (German)
Gallery: Graduation Ceremony, October 2019
Grand Opening of the Academic Year in 2019
On Monday, 30 September 2019, the university opened its academic year at Sankt Augustin Campus. University President Hartmut Ihne welcomed the freshmen and numerous guests from science, business and politics at the packed Audimax./de/eroeffnung-des-akademischen-jahres-201920
Sunny Days in Sunny June
"When will it be summer again?" the visitors of the summer party asked themselves when it started, cool and cloudy in the early afternoon on Sankt Augustin Campus. The good mood of the visitors however didn't stop there and the later the day, the sunnier the weather.
Picture Gallery: Summer party of the university in Sankt Augustin in June 2019
Day of Research 2019
On the fourth Day of Research (after 2013, 2015 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration and 2017) at the Rheinbach Campus on 8 May, students, staff and guests used the opportunity to experience research projects live and in colour and to see what is being worked on behind the university's usually closed laboratory doors.
Spring Reception of the University in March 2019
The guests from the region invited to the spring reception were introduced to the Campus to World project during a guided tour. The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg had raised around 8.7 million euros with this project proposal in the Innovative University excellence competition. Afterwards, the guests got in touch at a get-together.
Press event: Spring Reception of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (German)
Picture gallery: Spring Reception of Hochschule in Sankt Augustin 2019
Children's University in the 2018/19 school year: "The secret of numbers".
In the sixth year of the Children's University in the Rhine-Sieg District, good vibrations are once again the order of the day: Under the motto "The Secret of Numbers", the young scientists will learn about secret numbers in the Bible and how to crack their code. They build their own houses in the space lab or experience a maths and physics lecture in which football plays the leading role. In addition to the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences and the H-BRS, the Philosophical-Theological University SVD Sankt Augustin is once again taking part.
Homepage of the Children's University: Kinderuni im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Children's University in November 2018: Good Vibrations - Töne sichtbar machen
Picture gallery:Kinderuni im Februar 2019: Millionen, Billiarden, Trilliarden und mehr
Picture gallery: Kinderuni im November 2018 - Good Vibrations: Töne sichtbar machen
Big, bigger, company day
It grows and grows and doesn't let adversity get it down, on the contrary: the region's largest career fair came back stronger than ever in November 2018. More than 120 exhibitors offered students the chance to get to know each other, around 30 of them even presenting themselves for the first time this year. The expected number of 4,000 visitors from all over Germany was easily exceeded.
Teaching Day - between bits and bytes
Every two years, the university's teaching staff take a day to exchange and reflect on ideas for university teaching. Students are also invited to participate and discuss, and their feedback is taken very seriously. This year, the Teaching Day was themed "Teaching between Bits and Bytes" and focused on digitalisation.
Graduation Ceremony with Flying Hats and a Minister
More than 1,000 students completed their studies at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS) in the 2017/2018 academic year. On Saturday, 27 October 2018, around 500 of these graduates came to the Telekom Dome in Bonn to celebrate and review this achievement as a special occasion.
Press Release: 2018 Graduation Ceremony: flying hats and a minister
Gallery: H-BRS Graduation Ceremony in October 2018
The Opening of the Academic Year in October 2018
Just over 2,000 first-semester students are starting the 2018/19 winter semester at H-BRS. In the light of approximately 1,000 graduates in the academic year, the number of students in the university towns of Sankt Augustin, Rheinbach and Hennef has risen to just under 9,000. University President Hartmut Ihne was delighted by the good figures.
Conference "Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa"
On 13 and 14 September 2018, the conference "Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa" took place for the seventh time. More than 200 national and international representatives from business, science, society and politics met at Sankt Augustin Campus of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences.
Summer party in June: Giant wingding in Rheinbach
More employees and students than ever gathered at Rheinbach Campus for the summer party. Despite the unsuccessful performance of the German national soccer team, those present celebrated the good weather and themselves with live music.
Second Alumni Day of the University
Nice people, good conversations, interesting lectures: The second alumni day of H-BRS on a sunny Friday in April 2018 was again a nice and enjoyable event. The day began with workshops in which alumni gave students interesting insights into their professional life. A lecture by former decathlete Frank Busemann motivated and amused the audience in the Audimax. In the afternoon, the programme was followed by activities of the departments, which finally led to a cosy get-together.
Scholarship celebration at H-BRS, December 2017
At this year's scholarship celebration 137 students received scholarship certificates. During the celebrations students also had the opportunity to meet benefactors in person.
Press release: Scholarship celebration at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (German)
Gallery: Scholarship celebration at H-BRS, December 2017
2017 Campus Christmas
On 4 December, the Campus Christmas event took place in Sankt Augustin at the invitation of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. Students and members of staff heralded the start of the holiday season with mulled wine by firelight accompanied by traditional waffles and potato cakes.
Official opening of the new buildings
On 4 December 2017 Hartmut Ihne, the University President, together with the head of the Rhein-Sieg district authority, Sankt Augustin's mayor and the state secretary officially opened the new H-BRS building in Sankt Augustin. This symbolic act also marked the opening of the new building on the Rheinbach campus.
Press release: H-BRS officially opens new building (German)
Children's uni for 2017/2018 academic year: "One world, many languages"
The children's uni is being run for the fifth time! H-BRS, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences and the SVD Philosophy and Theology University invite school pupils aged between eight and twelve to a series of children's uni events for the Rhein-Sieg district.
This year's theme is "One world, many languages" and once again inquisitive young researchers can expect an exciting programme of presentations and activities. They will learn about the diversity of languages across the globe, catch criminals in the lab and find out how they can communicate with their bodies.
Children's University website: www.kinderuni-rhein-sieg.de (German)
Press release: Invitation to the children's uni 2017/18 (German)
Gallery: Childrens' University in November 2017 - learning first words in Chinese through play
Gallery: Childrens' University in February 2018 - slow and steady solves the crime
October 2017 Graduation Ceremony
Over 1000 graduates from the 2016/17 academic year began a new phase in their lives after completing their studies at H-BRS. Around 400 of the graduates came to the Telekom Forum in Bonn on Saturday 21 October to look back on and celebrate this event.
Press Release (German): Looking to the Future - Central Graduation Ceremony 2017 (German)
Photo gallery: October 2017 Graduation Ceremony
The Official Launch of the Academic Year in October 2017
On Wednesday 18 October 2017 Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg officially launched the academic year on the Sankt Augustin campus. At the subsequent “Opportunities Fair” a variety of university facilities, student groups and external organisations introduced themselves.
Hot time, summer in the city...
The summer party of the H-BRS on 14 June 2017 at the campus Sankt Augustin was the expected relaxing and entertaining celebration which you would not want to miss - good music, friendly people and a whimsy, sunny summer afternoon and evening were the ingredients for a party to remember.
Opening: Learning lab "High security and emergency response"
On 23 May 2017 the Fraunhofer FKIE and the H-BRS opened the learning lab cyber security "High security and emergency response" on the campus Sankt Augustin.
Press release (German): Learning lab "High security and emergency response"
Picture gallery: Opening: Learning lab cyber security in May 2017
President’s dinner in the Federal Republic of Germany Art and Exhibition Hall
"Inspiration and innovation in research and development" - A suitable motto for the evening, considering the inspiring atmosphere of this year's presidential dinner in the Federal Republic of Germany Art and Exhibition Hall. For the fourth time representatives of regional companies as well as cooperation partners and sponsors of the university were invited to the Federal Art Gallery for an exhibition visit and dinner.
Press release: First the art, then a top-notch dinner
Company Day unplugged
Unfortunately this year the Company Day careers fair could not take place as planned. Nevertheless the organisation staff managed to find a new date and gave nearly 1,500 visitors the opportunity to get in touch with company representatives. Despite the short-term planning phase the event was extremely successful. The university and exhibitors are already looking forward to the next H-BRS Company Day on 8 November 2017.
2016 Campus Christmas at H-BRS in Sankt Augustin
On 1 December, the Campus Christmas event took place in Sankt Augustin at the invitation of the University President. A children's choir, craft stalls, hot drinks, waffles and potato fritters and, of course, Santa Claus helped to get the Christmas season off to a festive start. In Sankt Augustin and Rheinbach, young people also had the opportunity to hang their wishes on Christmas wish trees.
Press release: H-BRS celebrates Campus Christmas with wish tree (German)
Picture gallery: 2016 Campus Christmas at H-BRS
Children’s Univerity for 2016/2017 academic year "Full of energy"
Together with Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences and the Philosophy and Theology University of the Steyler Missionaries, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University is inviting pupils to the children’s uni in the Rhein-Sieg area.
The motto of the series of events is “Full of energy” and there will be several lectures and workshops for curious young researchers from October 2016 till June 2017. In lectures the children will learn more about the light, sustainability and the Chinese Qi.
Homepage of the Childrens' University (German): www.kinderuni-rhein-sieg.de
Press release (German): The fourth children’s uni is “Full of energy”
Picture gallery: Children's University in November 2016 - Weather and sustainable electricity
The Africa Conference in Sankt Augustin 2016
In November 2016, Prof. Jürgen Bode’s team organised the third conference on “Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa”. More than 300 delegates met at the Sankt Augustin campus for podium and group discussions over two days.
Graduation ceremony in October 2016
Around 1300 guests made their way to the Telekom Forum on 22 October for this year's graduation ceremony. University President, Hartmut Ihne, congratulated the graduates on successfully completing their degrees and sent them on their way with some inspiring words of encouragement. Prizes were awarded, a very special jersey was auctioned off, there was dancing, and - of course - Bachelor's and Master's caps were thrown in the air.
Press release (German): Flying Caps at the H-BRS Graduation Ceremony
Photo gallery: Graduation Ceremony - October 2016
Video clip: Highlights of the H-BRS October 2016 Graduation Ceremony
Opening of the academic year in 2016
The day began on the Rheinbach Campus with a free breakfast for all organised by the AStA. In the packed lecture hall, President Hartmut Ihne offered a warm welcome to all new students, acclaimed new innovations and handed out awards to the Study Buddies, as well as conferring the DAAD Prize. Afterwards, those present enjoyed a small snack. Various different university support organisations were showcased at the Opportunities Fair.
Press release (German): Formal Opening of the 2016/2017 Academic Year
A blessing for the university – foundation stone laid for the new development in Rheinbach
The laying of the foundation stone for the second expansion of H-BRS' Rheinbach campus was met by fitting celebrations. At the traditional ceremony, a time capsule was built into the cornerstone and blessed, after which those in attendance were invited to partake of some tasty treats and enjoyable music on the terrace overlooking the lake on campus.
Press release (German): The laying of the foundation stone in Rheinbach
Picture gallery: Foundation stone laid for the new development in Rheinbach 2016 (Gallery)
(Picture: President Hartmut Ihne, Stefan Raetz (Mayor of Rheinbach), Minister of Research Svenja Schulze, District Administrator Sebastian Schuster. Photo: E. Tritschler)
Respect! Time for diversity, time for sustainability
This summer the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg celebrated the diversity of modern society. Diverse personalities study, live and work here. Therefore H-BRS launched the event series "Respect! Time for diversity, time for sustainability" as a sign of esteem.
Picture gallery: Summer of Diversity - Egypt and Syria
Overview (German): Respect! Time for diversity, time for sustainability
Alumni Day 2016
This year's Alumni Day of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg was a successful event: more than 200 guests visited the Campus Sankt Augustin on 17 June and even the moderate weather could not spoil the great atmosphere .
Summer Party 2016
Beautiful weather, nice people, a fantastic stage programme and the German national team’s victory over Northern Ireland on Tuesday, 21 June added up to a relaxed atmosphere at the Summer Party on the Sankt Augustin Campus.
Children’s Univerity for 2015/2016 academic year "From near to far"
After the first two successful years (the events at H-BRS are still always fully booked) the children’s uni in the Rhein-Sieg area entered its third year in October 2015.
The motto of the series of events organised by H-BRS, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences and the Philosophy and Theology University of the Steyler Missionaries for the 2015/2016 academic year is "From near to far". In exciting presentations and workshops, the young scientists experience a range of things, including how the world looks under a microscope, getting to know masquerades and taking off on an adventure within the event itself.
Homepage of the Childrens' University (German): www.kinderuni-rhein-sieg.de
Press release (German): "From near to far" – Children's University raises the bar
Picture gallery: Children's University in May 2016 - At the radio telescope in Effelsberg
Picture gallery: Children's University in February 2016 - The world under a microscope
Picture gallery: Children's University in November 2015 - Experience computer graphics
Graduation party in October 2015
President and philosopher Hartmut Ihne quoted (among others) Duke Ellington, the official student speakers explained the blue circles (empty in, full out) and, in response to requests from the audience, Toba Borke and Pheel rapped about Snow White, a wooden spoon and German politician von der Leyen. Then there was feasting and dancing, until everyone was sad that it was all over.
Press release (German): Joyful throwing of caps at the graduation party 2015
Picture gallery: Graduation party in October 2015
Audio contribution: Graduation party-2015-Radio contribution
Opening of the academic year in September 2015
On 28 September 2015, University President Hartmut Ihne opened the 2015/2016 academic year. The first semester was ushered in, prizes given and visitors were able to view the "Market of Opportunities".
Press release (German): Grand opening of the academic year in September 2015
Picture gallery: Opening of the academic year
"À la mode" president’s dinner
The third president’s dinner at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg took place on 7 September 2015 amid the inspiring atmosphere of the Federal Republic of Germany Art and Exhibition Hall. University President Hartmut Ihne expressed his "real joy at being able to deepen relationships between the regional economy and the university against this creative backdrop."
Our university's 20th anniversary celebrations were a great success: approximately 800 visitors flocked to Sankt Augustin to enjoy the great day, which was celebrated in every way possible.
Joié de Vivre - Fotoausstellung
Photo exhibition "Joié de Vivre" - as part of the "Out of Campus Day 2015".
The video shows a selection of the 65 works on display in a slideshow. The exhibition can be seen on the Rheinbach campus until 12 June 2015.
Children's University ('Kinderuni') in the 2014/15 school year: Searching for traces
Following on from last year’s successful launch, the Kinderuni in the Rhein-Sieg District moved into its second phase in October 2014.
'Searching for traces' is the motto of a series of events that is being carried out jointly by H-BRS and the Alanus University for Arts and Social Sciences during the 2014/15 school year. In lectures and workshops the young guests learn how multi-faceted a search for traces can be, where and how we leave traces and how we detect them.
Press release (German): Auf Spurensuche - Kinderuni im Rhein-Sieg-Kreis geht in die zweite Runde
Press release (German): Kinderuni Rhein-Sieg: Salz macht den Unterschied
Picture gallery: Children's University February 2015: "Searching for trace elements during cooking"
Picture gallery: Chlidren's University December 2014: "In search of a story"
2014 scholarship celebration
91 students from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences have been awarded a scholarship this year. 82 of them have been presented with a Germany scholarship and five with DAAD scholarships. The German State or the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) meet half of the costs involved in the awards , while the other half is funded by a private sponsor.
At the celebration the sponsors were personally introduced to the students. The latter can now pursue their studies without having to worry too much about finance.
Panel discussion: External wealth - internal poverty
Socrates said: "Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty." There is a variety of views on the topic of this year’s lecture series "External wealth – internal poverty". This was especially noted in the panel discussion held on 24 November 2014 in the lecture hall (Audimax) at Sankt Augustin.
Press release: Panel discussion: External wealth – internal poverty
Picture gallery: Panel discussion: External wealth – internal poverty
Company Day 2014
There was a rush at the Company Day on 12 November 2014. Foyer, dining hall and "university road" were jam-packed with stands of top-class companies from A to Z. The event was well received among the students.
Press release (German): Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg wird wieder zur Messehalle
Picture gallery: Der Unternehmenstag (Company Day) im November 2014
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Graduation Celebration in October 2014
It was quite an affair: After a reception with sparkling wine and a chat, there were people delivering important and entertaining speeches, rapping, beat boxing, singing, and there were presentations of glorious awards. The ceremonial act was followed by a delicious buffet, and in the end the graduates celebrated and danced in the “casino” (canteen of the Telekom building) until late at night.
Picture Gallery: Graduation Celebration 2014
Press Release: Joyful throwing of caps at the graduation celebration
Tuition Day in October 2014
On 23 October 2014, professors presented and discussed their concepts within the framework of ad-hoc presentations and workshops. Is it possible to adapt methods effective in a lecture on business administration or mechanical engineering to those used for computer science?
Grand opening of the academic year in 2014
Opening ceremony of the academic year: Reception of, award ceremonies and the tip "take a break".
Picture Gallery: Grand opening of the academic year on 29 September 2014
Press Release (German): Feierliche Eröffnung des akademischen Jahres
University summer party 2014
Good mood in abundance - the summer party of the university on 16 June has really been a success. It was everything the heart desires: nice people, good music, crisp sausages and refreshing drinks, and not least a great World Cup opening match of the German national football team.
Pilot project Children's University 2013/2014
Together with Alanus University, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University conducts the project "Children's University in the Rhein-Sieg Region" since winter semester 2013/14. It was launched with the slogan "green green green... are all my questions". Due to the great success, the Children's University will continue in winter semester 2014/15, then themed "in search of the trail".
Scholarships celebration 2013
81 students of Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University received a scholarship – 300 euros per month for the period of one year for each scholarship holder. In a ceremony in the main auditorium (Audimax) of the university, on Wednesday, 11 December 2013, the sponsors presented their scholars with a certificate.
Day of Research 2013
On the first Day of Research, which took place at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University on 5 December 2013, many students, members of staff and guests seized the opportunity to experience live projects, to get to talk to researchers and to take a look behind H-BRS otherwise closed laboratory doors.
Picture gallery: Day of Research 2013
Report: Day of Research 2013
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