H-BRS Event Chronicle

On this page you will find photo galleries, reports and information on interdepartmental and public events of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.


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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

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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: www.kinderuni-rhein-sieg.de (German)
Gallery: Childrens' University in February 2020 - YouTube star Beethoven

Eröffnung Akademisches Jahr 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.

Gallery: Eröffnung des Akademischen Jahres 2019/20
Press release (German): Feierlich das Akademische Jahr eröffnet

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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

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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.

Programme and overview: Tag der Forschung 2019 (German)
Press release:  Große Bandbreite an Themen am Tag der Forschung (German)
Picture gallery: Tag der Foschung im Mai 2019

Frühjahrsempfang der HBRS in Sankt Augustin, 2019

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


Absolventenfeier der H-BRS

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

Eröffnung des Akademischen Jahres 2018/2019

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.

Press Release: Feierlich das Akademische Jahr 2018/2019 eröffnet (German)
Gallery: Opening of the Academic Year 2018/19 in Rheinbach

Afrika-Konferenz in Sankt Augustin, September 2018

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.

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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.

Gallery: H-BRS Summer Party in Rheinbach, June 2018

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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.

Press release (German): Großes Ehemaligentreffen an der H-BRS
Gallery: Second Alumni Day in April 2018


Stipendienfeier 2017

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

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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.

Press release: Wish tree lights up H-BRS for the second time (German)
Gallery: 2017 Campus Christmas

Scherenschnitt bei der Einweihung des Neubaus in Sankt Augustin, 2017

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)

Kinderuni im November 2017

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

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The H-BRS central graduation ceremony took place for the last time at the Telekom Forum in Bonn

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

Eröffnung des akademischen jahres 2017/2018 an der H-BRS in Sankt Augustin
University President, Hartmut Ihne, and AStA Chair, Enes Dogan, at the official launch

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.

Press Release (German): Official Launch of the Academic Year 2017
Photo gallery: Official Launch of the Academic Year 2017

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Keep smiling, it's summer!

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.

Report (German): Summer in the City 
Picture gallery: Hochschulsommerfest 2017

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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

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Research Day 2017 in Sankt Augustin

On the third Research Day at H-BRS, scientists from all disciplines took advantage of the opportunity to present themselves and their research projects to the public.

Overview: Research Day 2017
Picture gallery: Research Day in May 2017

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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

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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.

Press release (German): Company Day unplugged in January 2017
​Picture gallery: Company Day unplugged 2017


Weihnachtscampus 2016

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

Kinderuni im November 2016 "Was hat das Wetter mit grünem Strom zu tun?"
Children’s uni for 2016/2017 academic year “Full of energy”

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

Afrikakonferenz 2016 Sankt Augustin Tag 1

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.

Press release: Africa Conference 2016 at H-BRS
Photo gallery: The Africa Conference in Sankt Augustin 2016

Absolventenfeier der H-BRS

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

Gruppenbild aller Preisträger bei der Eröffnung des Akademischen Jahres 2016/17

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

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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) 

Logo der Initiative Respekt

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

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Sharing is caring - graduates shared their career experiences on the Alumni Day 2016

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 .

Picture gallery: Alumni Day June 2016
Report (German): Alumni Day 2016

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Study hard, play hard

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.

Picture gallery: Summer Party 2016
Report (German): Summer Party Recap

Kinderuni am Radioteleskop in Effelsberg im Mai 2016
Children’s Univerity for 2015/2016 academic year “From near to far”

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


Absolventenfeier der H-BRS
Finally graduated: Praise the Lord

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

Eröffnung des Akademischen Jahres 2015
Watching funny videos during work hours - usually not a good idea

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

Präsidentendinner im September 2015 in der Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn

"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."

Press release (German): President's dinner "à la mode"
Picture gallery: President's dinner "à la mode" September 2015

Icon of the 20 year celebration

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.

Press release: President Ihne: An overwhelming success!
Picture gallery: Pictures of a festive day
Overview: 20 years of H-BRS

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.

Press release: 2014 scholarship celebration
Picture gallery: 2014 scholarship celebration


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

Vizepräsident Manfred Kaul gratuliert Preisträgerin Ines Groß, im Hintergrund Marco Winzker
The Tuition Award 2014 goes to Prof. Dr Iris Groß

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?

Picture Gallery: Tuition Day 2014

Refreshment in Rheinbach after the ceremony

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

Hochschulsommerfest 2014 I heart HBRS

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.

Picture gallery: University summer party 2014
Video: Hochschulsommerfest 2014


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".

Picture gallery: Kinderuni Mai 2014: "Wir bauen ein Legoauto"
Press Release (German): Kinderuni: "Wir bauen ein Legoauto"


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.

Picture gallery: Scholarships celebration 2013
Press release (German): Stipendienfeier 2013

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


Tuition Day in October 2012

This year's motto of the Tuition Day was "New impulses for the teaching". Furthermore students chose their favorite for the award of teaching.

Picture gallery: Tuition Day 2012
Overview (German): Tuition Day 2012
Press release (German): Lehrpreis 2012  


15-year celebration 2011

In the summer of 2011, the University celebrated its 15th anniversary with some famous guests. Students designed the programme.

Picture gallery: 15-Jahrfeier