"Rector of the Year": Prof. Michael Hoch in second place

This was announced at the "Gala of German Science" of the DHV and the German University Foundation, which took place online due to the pandemic. The Rector of the University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.. Michael Hoch, the "Rector of the Year" of the two previous years, came in 2nd place.

Opening of the Teaching Building - Extension Building

On March 29, the extension to the teaching building was officially opened at Bonn University Hospital (UKB). The structure is connected to the existing building via a bridge and offers excellent conditions for the more than 3,000 medical students due to its technical equipment. The extensive remodeling and expansion measures were completed within the planned schedule of one year while strictly adhering to the budget. The construction was financed through the funding program for improving the quality of teaching in medicine (MIWF - NRW / 2016), which is part of the Higher Education Pact III of the federal and state governments.

Obituary of Prof. Dr. Hanns Martin Seitz

On March 8, 2022, Professor Hanns Martin Seitz, MD, professor emeritus of medical parasitology and director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology at the University of Bonn and the University Hospital of Bonn from July 1, 1980, to July 31, 2003, passed away at the age of 84.

"Give Peace a Chance": Singing Human Chain on March 20, 2022.

The International Choir and the General Student Committee (AStA) of the University of Bonn invite you to a "Singing Human Chain" next Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 4 pm. At the solidarity event, a human chain will be formed from the main university building in the center to the United Nations on the UN campus. The highlight: all participants will sing the song "Give peace a chance" in coordination. Everyone who wants to stand up for peace is invited to join in.

Graduation Ceremony again in the Gown on the Hofgartenwiese

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, it's that time again: the current graduating class will celebrate their successfully completed studies at the Bonn University Festival. For the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, a central open-air celebration with a stage program is planned again - supplemented by digital offerings. Participants can apply now. The closing date for applications is May 28, 2022.

Three ERC Grants for the University of Bonn at once

Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) are highly coveted because they are hard to come by and provide funding in the millions of euros. At the University of Bonn, three scientists will receive such funding for the next five years.

Stress Factor Regulates Obesity

The Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry and the University Hospital in Bonn have for the first time been able to link a stress factor in the brain directly to the cell's own recycling program and obesity. This could enable a completely new approach to treating stress-induced metabolic diseases.

The Retina as a Possible Biomarker for Reduced Brain Matter

Researchers from the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have found a close correlation between the dimensions of retinal structures and those of the brain. They report on this in the scientific journal "Scientific Reports". Their study results suggest that examinations of the retina of the eye could help to detect a loss of brain substance - also called "brain atrophy". The findings are based on data from the so-called Rhineland Study.

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