President's Office

The President


E 227


Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 600

Opening hours

On weekdays: According to prior agreement.

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Speeches by the President

  •     Graduation ceremony 2019: Opening speech of the president, Bonn, October 2019 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2019/20, Sankt Augustin, September 2019 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2018: Opening speech of the president, Bonn, October 2018 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2018/19, Rheinbach, October 2018 (German)
  •     Welcome to the project „Campus to World“, Sankt Augustin, September 2018 (German)
  •     Laudatio for the presentation of the 1st German-African Innovation Award of the BMBF, Berlin, May 2018 (German)
  •     Speech at the Second Transfer Conference of the University Alliance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, "Regional Transfer 4.0: Digitisation and Innovation for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises", Berlin, Januar 2018 (German)
  •     Presentation at the conference "Forschen in gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung", Forschungszentrum Jülich, December 2017 (German)
  •     Welcome speech to the conference "Digitalisierung in der Unternehmenspraxis", CENTIM, October 2017 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2017, Bonn, October 2017 (German)
  •     Opening speech to the TREE-Conference "Technische Autonomie im Diskurs", June 2017 (German)
  •     Opening speech to the 20 year celebration of the department of computer science, October 2016 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2016, Bonn, October 2016 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2016/17, September 2016 (German)
  •     Opening speech "Best of Startups der Region" June 2016 (German)
  •     Opening speech 10. Sankt Augustiner Controlling-Tagung "Controlling und Leadership", March 2016 (German)
  •     Opening speech "Globale Partnerschaft" December 2015 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2015 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2015/16, September 2015 (German)
  •     Keynote speech 20 year celebration 19. June 2015 (German)
  •     Greeting at the Africa Conference in Rheinbach am 14. November 2014 (English)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2014 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2013 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2013/14 30. September 2013 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2012 (Video)
  •     Opening of CSR-Tagung in Rheinbach, December 2012 (German)
  •     Teaching day , October 2012 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2012/13 2. October 2012 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2011 22. October 2011 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2011/12  October 2011 (German)
  •     Keynode speech 15-Jahr-Feier 15. June 2011 (German)
  •     Opening speech of institute for detection technologies, 2010 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2010 am 23. October 2010 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2010/11, 2010 (German)
  •     Graduation ceremony 2009, October 2009 (German)
  •     Opening of the academic year 2009/10, October 2009 (German)
  •     Inaugural lecture, Januar 2009  (German)
Curriculum Vitae: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Ihne

Among other things, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Ihne studied Philosophy, Political Science, German Studies, Education and Electrical Engineering in Bonn, Bern, Neuchâtel, Siegen and Oxford.
Since 1986, he has been teaching ethics, political philosophy, development policy and political counselling at different universities.

From 1987 to 1994, Prof. Ihne worked as Office Manager and Expert (Referent) on International Cooperation for the Chairman of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development in the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundestag) in Berlin. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Project Manager of a project for minority rights carried out by the Swiss National Fund (SNF) at Bern University; from 1996 to 2004, he was Director (Geschäftsführer) of the Centers for Development Research (ZEF) and European Integration Studies (ZEI) at Bonn University under the management of the International Science Forum Bonn (IBW), and until 2008 he was Director of ZEF Consult at the Center for Development Research at Bonn University. Since November 2008, he has been the President of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.

Hartmut Ihne is a member of national and international committees in academia, business and industry, politics and society.

He is the author of many publications, among others, on global governance and political counselling, on religion and globalisation, on information and communication technology and on issues of legal philosophy and ethics.


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Hartmut Ihne

President of the University


Sankt Augustin


E 227


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin