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►   Kipp: "We will remember this year for a long time to come"

Kiel University says thank you for a successful year of celebrations


At the end of a year that was in many respects very eventful, Kiel University will be exiting its 350th jubilee with a big THANK YOU. After Christmas, posters across Kiel will be passing on the messages that the state university stands for today, as a "final official act" for the jubilee. The thank you campaign, which is being supported by Ströer Deutsche Städte Medien GmbH, is one of the joint projects for the jubilee year with over 35 cooperating partners plus numerous committed university members. Professor Lutz Kipp, President of Kiel University, is absolutely sure that "the unbelievable diversity and variety that was present in the jubilee year would not have been possible without these joint campaigns and the fantastic support throughout the city and state!"


►   Composer Shih makes the Zoological Museum in Kiel swing

Première of the sound installation "Tanzendes Meer" (dancing ocean) as a plea for the freedom of art and science


Music creates a space in which we encounter our emotions and are able to understand and organise them. On Sunday evening (15 November) around 80 guests used this opportunity in Kiel University's Zoological Museum. The occasion was the première of the piece "Tanzendes Meer", by the Taiwan-Austrian composer Shih, which the Kiel Opera presented the university with as a gift for its 350th birthday, as a small musical homage to Kiel Marine Sciences.


►   Ceremony to mark Kiel University's 350th anniversary


Alma Mater Chiloniensis, Kiel's university, was founded with a ceremony at Nikolaikirche (Church of St Nicholas) on Monday, 5 October 1665. Soon after, the university took on the name of its founder and has since been known as Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU). After 350 years of eventful history, Kiel University celebrated its anniversary today (Monday 5 October 2015), returning to the place of its foundation for a ceremony at Offene Kirche St. Nikolai. Around 700 guests from the worlds of politics, industry, society and academia attended the ceremony at Kiel University's invitation. Among them were Schleswig Holstein's regional bishop Gerhard Ulrich, Schleswig-Holstein's Minister-President Torsten Albig and Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, as well as 26 representatives of Kiel University's 15 international partner universities.


►   Ceremony for the founding day of Kiel University


On October 5, Kiel University will be celebrating its founding day 350 years ago. All current and former members of Kiel University, students as well as employees, shall be able to witness the ceremonial act themselves. Therefore, the ceremony will be broadcasted live from St. Nikolai into the main lecture hall of Kiel University (Audimax). Experience an event that will become part of the university’s history in a relaxed cinema atmosphere.


►   Two publications to mark Kiel University's 350th anniversary: it all started with 18 professors...


It is a great tradition to honour an anniversary with a worthy publication. This tradition is to be upheld twice for Kiel University's 350th anniversary. From today (Thursday, 1 October) two publications will tell the story of the foundation of what was once the Fürstenschule zu Bordesholm (Bordesholm Latin school) and its development into a modern state university. Together at Kiel City Hall, Kiel University, the City of Kiel and the publishing house Wachholtz Verlag (Kiel) presented the commemorative publication "350 Jahre Wirken in Stadt, Land und Welt" (350 years of impact on the city, region and world) as well as the annotated first translation of the Latin brochure "Chilonium. Novus Holsatiae Parnassus" (Kiel, Holstein's new Parnassus), which dates from the university's foundation year 1665.


►   Ticket raffle for the ceremonial act


The winners are...


►   Kiel University celebrates its 350th anniversary


On October 5, Kiel University will be celebrating its founding day 350 years ago. Around 700 guests from across the world are anticipated, including Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark. From today, September 8, all current and former members of Kiel University, students as well as employees, are invited to take part in the raffle of 35 tickets for the ceremony. The drawing of the tickets ends on September 13. The ceremony will also be broadcasted live into the main lecture hall of Kiel University (Audimax).


►   What we do and what we should do

Annual conference on environmental ethics at Kiel University


Are agricultural interests placed above the wolves' right to exist? Should native peoples give way to nature reserves? The issues from the scientific discipline of Environmental Ethics are as diverse as life itself. Over 100 international experts will be coming together in July for the annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) at Kiel University in order to discuss urgent environmental ethics issues such as the ones given above. From 22 to 25 July, the Kiel Gustav Radbruch Network for Philosophy and Ethics of the Environment (Gustav-Radbruch-Netzwerk) is inviting both scientists and interested members of the public to join in an active discussion.


►   350 years university – 66 years Experimental Farm Lindhof

Farm festival on 5 July


Lindhof is an organic experimental farm, part of the Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding at Kiel University. On Sunday, 5 July, interested guests are invited to an open day. This year's key area of focus is research projects on the topic of "Agriculture and Climate Change".


►   A record number of visitors to the fifth “kieler uni live”


Around 12,500 interested visitors came to the "kieler uni live" tent at Kiellinie over the past nine days. In its 350th jubilee year, Kiel University presented itself for the fifth time with a diverse programme for Kieler Woche.


►   The Difficulty of Tolerance: Culture, Identity, Membership

Open lecture by Thomas M. Scanlon of Harvard University


One source of intolerance lies in the concern that people have with what their society is going to be like: what its prevailing norms of conduct will be, and what forms of religion and what styles of life are regarded as “normal.”


►   President of Estonia visits Kiel University

President Toomas Ilves advocates strengthening German-Estonian university cooperation


Another official visit in Kiel: precisely one week after Kiel University had the honour of welcoming the Israeli President Reuvin Rivlin, his Estonian counterpart, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, visited the capital city of Schleswig-Holstein today (Wednesday, 20 May).


►   Architecture from the Neolithic

Successful experiment: Kiel University has a megalithic tomb


Approximately 60 interested citizens, students and teachers of Kiel University literally pulled together today (May 14th) in order to set something big in motion. With only muscle power and simple tools, a megalithic tomb was constructed on the campus according to a Neolithic model.


►   Israeli President visited Kiel University

Reuven Rivlin spoke to students about German-Israeli relations


A particular honour for Kiel University in its 350th jubilee year. Upon invitation by Federal President Joachim Gauck, the President of the Israeli State, Reuven Rivlin, visited Germany from 10 to 13 May.


►   Current trends in nutrition research

International Symposium "Food-Nutrition-Health" at Kiel University


On Tuesday, 12 May and Wednesday, 13 May, the Institute for Human Nutrition and Food Science hosted the international symposium "Food-Nutrition-Health" within the framework of the 350th anniversary of Kiel University (CAU).


►   “summa cum laude” – The Kiel University Campusfest

Kiel University is presenting a colourful festival programme to be held on May 22


Kiel University will be holding its first »summa cum laude« Campusfest on Friday 22 May, on the occasion of its 350th anniversary. From 12 noon to 7 pm both young and old are welcome to discover the diversity of the state university in three festival areas along Olshausenstraße. »On this day we are going to join with the general public, members of the university and all the university’s alumni in a relaxed and friendly birthday party« stated Professor Lutz Kipp, President of the university. He went on to emphasise that »Everybody from all around are warmly invited to come along and experience the many different sides to the university. This day is also a wonderful opportunity for all alumni and alumnae to visit and rediscover their Alma Mater again.«


►   The first tower race powered by Förde Sparkasse was a complete success!


170 runners took part in Kiel University's first ever tower race today (Wednesday, 22 April). After 14 floors they were rewarded with a panorama view across Kiel and a medal. "A complete success!" was the conclusion made by the President of Kiel University, Professor Lutz Kipp.


►   350 years of Kiel University: science goes Sophienhof

CAU exhibits at local shopping centre


Heads up shoppers! Kiel University will be exhibiting in the local shopping centre Sophienhof from April 15 to 18. In celebration of its 350th birthday CAU will show snippets of its history and latest research.


►   Articles on the re-establishment of Kiel University after 1945 published


Kiel University (CAU) is 350 years old this year. From its long life, seven decades have still even passed since 1945. Within these 70 years, the face of Schleswig-Holstein's state university has changed considerably. The massive increase in the number of students, the extension of the scientific members of staff, building developments as well as new subjects and study structures have transformed what was once a university controlled by tenured faculty from the 17th century into the 'mass' university it is today. The book "Wissenschaft im Aufbruch: Beiträge zur Wiederbegründung der Kieler Universität nach 1945" illuminates this phase of Kiel's university history, which can by all means be used as a symbol for the awakening of the CAU after 1945.


►   Tower Race at Kiel University fully booked in the individual category

Some places for teams still available


Only one day after the start of the registration the individual category of the tower race powered by Förde Sparkasse was fully booked on Thursday, February 26th.


►   A special stamp for a special anniversary

Save the date: March 2 will be the first day of sale


This year, Kiel University will celebrate its 350th birthday. For this jubilee a special stamp is issued that will be sold on Monday, March 2, by the German federal post. The public is cordially invited to the first day of sale, from 10am to 6 p.m. in the Kieler Holstentörn.


►   Nearly 600 Guests at Kiel University's Jubilee Reception

IHK President, Vater, calls for stronger links between science, business and society


The university invited and the guests came: almost 600 individuals from society, politics, business, media and science met on Thursday, 29 January, for the Reception on account of the 350th anniversary of Kiel University (CAU). After University President Professor Lutz Kipp welcomed guests to Kiel University's Audimax, Schleswig-Holstein's Minister-President Torsten Albig also gave a welcome address. This was then followed by a lecture on the topic "Location Factor University - Christiana Albertina from a business perspective" by Klaus-Hinrich Vater, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kiel (IHK Kiel).


►   Kipp: "Welcome to the jubilee year!"

Kiel University presents its jubilee activities


"Today, we invite you to taste and experience the events and projects which have been planned for the jubilee year!" said Professor Lutz Kipp, President of Kiel University, today (Wednesday, 28 January) by way of welcoming the guests to the jubilee fair in Kiel University's Audimax. At today's jubilee fair, more than 20 projects gave a first look at their plans and gave both visitors and university members a taste of the jubilee.


►   Run, CAU! Run!

Kiel.Lauf 2015: Register to join Kiel University's CAU350 team now


While last year 35 runners from Kiel University took to the starting line in the city's running event Kiel.Lauf, this year, in its 350th anniversary year, the university is looking for 350 runners to join its team: As from now, all members of staff and students at Kiel University can register to join the CAU350 team and run for their university in Kiel.Lauf 2015.


►   Jubilee fair at Kiel University


On Wednesday, January 28, the institutes and faculties of Kiel University present their projects and events for the university’s 350th birthday. From 2 to 6 pm the public can get an overview of the various jubilee projects from within the university at info desks in the foyer of the Audimax or in short presentations.


►   Kiel University and Kieler Brauerei say: "Cheers Kiel University!"

University and brewery present the Jubilee beer


With their "Kiel University Beer" Kiel University and Kieler Brauerei have entered into a tasty project partnership for the university's 350th anniversary.


►   The marks have been set

Kiel University publishes stories and memories for the jubilee


Kiel University (CAU) will be writing history in 2015. However, the university will not be celebrating itself for its 350th anniversary - it will be celebrating all those who feel connected to it. Throughout the 2015, the '350+ marks' campaign will provide the opportunity to tell their stories.


►   350 years of Kiel University - A rocky road to the future

Published in the January issue of "Wirtschaft zwischen Nord- und Ostsee", magazine of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Schleswig-Holstein


There is no merit in growing old. But growing old and staying young at the same time is quite a different matter. In the year of its 350th anniversary, Kiel University wants to show that it has indeed achieved this feat. The programme for the year is something to be proud of!


►   350 years of the CAU: Great prizes for smart minds

Kiel University starts the jubilee year with a quiz and 350+ marks


To launch the year of celebrations, the CAU will be giving away lots of fantastic prizes. The only condition is: participants have to correctly answer four quiz questions about Kiel University.


►   Let there be purple...

350 years of Kiel University: Campus Suite as partner


Campus Suite (4-elements R&L GmbH) shows its support as an official partner for the 350th anniversary of Kiel University with jubilee muffins, coffee cups, paper bags and above all, great enthusiasm.


►   20,000 crocuses in purple and white for Kiel University


Just in time for the upcoming jubilee year 2015 Kiel University received an early birthday present on Thursday 20, 2014.


►   Fair at Kiel University creates anticipation of the anniversary year


The start of the anniversary year of Kiel University in 2015 is only 50 days away. To set the mood for the upcoming celebrations of the university’s 350th birthday there will be a jubilee fair in the Audimax on January 28, 2015.


►   Jubilee brings new life to Christian Albrecht and Christine


Time travel of a special kind: Throughout the jubilee year at Kiel University (CAU), its founder, Duke Christian Albrecht, and the female figure from the university crest, widely known as Christine, will be given new life. They will be present at all the important jubilee events and will breathe life to the eventful history of the CAU. Yesterday (Tuesday, 4 November), the Theater Kiel and Kiel University both looked for and discovered the performers for the CAU's founding figures. The best eight applicants presented themselves before a jury consisting of Daniel Karasek (Director of Theater Kiel), Lord Mayor Dr Ulf Kämpfer, CAU Vice President Professor Ilka Parchmann and other members of the university.


►   Jubilee bus up and running


Together with its jubilee partners Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (KVG) and Ströer Deutsche Städte Medien GmbH (Ströer), Kiel University (CAU) introduced a jubilee bus onto the streets of Kiel today (Friday, 31 October).


►   350 years of Kiel University: "It doesn't work without partnerships."


In becoming President in June 2014, Professor Lutz Kipp also took on the role of scientific head of the University Jubilee in 2015. Kipp revealed the particular areas of focus he has planned for the 350th birthday of the Schleswig-Holstein alma mater in an interview with unizeit.


►   Looking for a Christian Albrecht and a Christine

Theater Kiel and Kiel University are calling for casting


In 1665, the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, Christian Albrecht, founded the state university which carries his name. At this time, just a few years after the Thirty Years' War, people considered peace to be the most valuable thing. And so the inscription "Pax Optima Rerum" received a firm position in the crest of Kiel University (CAU). In the centre of the crest, a female figure holding a palm branch and cornucopia symbolises peace. She is affectionately known as "Christine", after her Alma Mater.


►   350 years of Kiel University: a party for everyone


Whether it’s letting kids participate in science or offering a sportive vacation on campus: Kiel University (CAU) cares a lot about its states’ children. Accordingly, the university’s interest to be a family friendly environment is high.


►   Minister-President Torsten Albig is patron of the 350th anniversary of Kiel University


Minister-President Torsten Albig is patron of the 350th anniversary of Kiel University


►   Sporting premiere for Kiel University

Team „CAU 350“ starts at the dragon boat race and the Kiel.Lauf


For the first time Kiel University participated as team "CAU 350" in the VIP-category of the dragon boat race as well as in the Kiel.Lauf 2014.


►   Kiel University participates in the dragon boat race and the Kiel.Lauf 2014


This upcoming weekend (September 13th an 14th) members of the team “CAU 350” will face the competition at two major sporting events in Kiel to draw attention to the university’s 350th anniversary in 2015.


►   350 years Kiel University: Tasty anniversary

Hotels Steigenberger and InterCity Kiel add anniversary-starter and university-cocktails to their menus


In dedication to this jubilee, the two new gastronomic partners have created a starter and three cocktails in the house colours of the university - purple and white.


►   Kiel University hosts jubilee dinner at the Birke Waldesruh


A very special dinner awaits friends of Kiel University on Tuesday, October 7, at the Birke Waldesruh. In cooperation with Hotel Birke the university’s president, professor Lutz Kipp, and the ambassador of the jubilee, Dr. Ulf Kämpfer, invite to the jubilee dinner 2014.


►   150 days until the jubilee: Kiel University puts its members into the spotlight


Even during the hot summer in Schleswig-Holstein, the preparations for the 350th anniversary of Kiel University are proceeding. Today (Monday, August 4), 150 days before the start of the birthday year, the first photo shoot to put the university’s members in the spotlight took place.


►   White night turns purple in 2015

Purple table in the Holtenauer Straße creates anticipation for the university’s anniversary year


On Friday, August 1st, numerous people in white took a seat at the fondly decorated tables in the Holtenauer Straße. Friends and strangers enjoyed the second white night in Kiel together. After only one year the event is already a crowd puller. Amidst all the white, one table in purple stood out. Here, close to the Schauenburgerstraße, members of the “Die Holtenauer e.V.” and Kiel University as well as Kiel’s mayor Peter Todeskino were seated. Jointly they announced a special cooperation that takes place in the anniversary year of the university.


►   Lord Mayor of Kiel Ulf Kämpfer is the Ambassador for the 350th anniversary of Kiel University


Kiel University is celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2015. The City of Kiel is the living part of its eventful history. And now Lord Mayor of Kiel Dr Ulf Kämpfer is the Jubilee Ambassador.


►   Show your faces for the university’s anniversary

Casting at Kiel University


All members of Kiel University have now the opportunity to show their faces for their Alma Mater. CAU-members coming from science, from teaching and from administration are invited to participate in the photo shoots. Wanted: About 20 students and 20 employees of every age and nationality, who have the desire to be an important part of the anniversary. Apply until Thursday, 26th June! The chosen protagonists of the photo shoots can win a personal portrait image of the professional photographer Daniel Obradovic.


►   Kiel University’s Jubilee is fast approaching: only 200 days to go

University Board sponsors 28 Kiel University projects


Kiel University (CAU) will be 350 years old next year. The State University plans to celebrate its big anniversary together with the City of Kiel and the Schleswig-Holstein region, but first and foremost, with its 30,000 or so members. With this in mind, the University Board has called upon its members to come up with their own ideas for projects and events for the year 2015.


►   Raising glasses to 350 years of Kiel University

Weinhaus Tiemann is partner in the anniversary year of the state university


With the "Christian-Albrechts-Secco" Kiel University and Weinhaus Tiemann concluded one of the first project partnerships for the upcoming anniversary year of the state university. Today (Tuesday, April 29), Professor Gerhard Fouquet, president of Kiel University, the owner of the traditional Weinhaus, Birgit Tiemann, and the project managers of the anniversary put the Secco into the shelf to release it for sale.


►   From tomorrow: 250 days to go to the University Jubilee

Kiel University will become 350 years old / Personal Stories wanted


"350+ marks" is the name of the state university’s campaign, which invites all people who feel connected to it, to share their anecdotes and memories. "We are looking for contemporary witnesses who experienced special events at Kiel University. People who found their love, in whatever form, on the campus, who lived to see funny, sad, difficult or enlightening moments with and at the university. In short: We want to know, who we are as a university, what motivates us and what we can do for society", explains Anne Waller, project manager of the university’s anniversary.


►   300 days to go to the anniversary of Kiel University

Preparations are in full swing


Anyone who is planning a special birthday knows: There is plenty to do. Who shall I invite? How do I entertain my guests? Who can help? Who is involved? And most importantly: What does it cost? When planning the 350th anniversary of Kiel University, which will take place next year, the preparations do not look different.


►   More than 300 guests attend Annual Reception at State University

DFG President Strohschneider demands solid financing for universities


Future economy policy as stated by the great coalition in Berlin was just one of the topics discussed intensively at the annual reception which took place at Kiel University on Wednesday January 29, 2014. Almost one year prior to the 350-year anniversary of the State University, approximately 300 guests – among them politicians, media representatives, scientists and industrial representatives – discussed the research policy.


►   350 days to go to the 350th year of existence

Kiel University starts countdown to the big anniversary


In 1665, Duke Christian Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf founded Kiel University and distributed an annual donation of 6.000 Taler, derived from the budget of the destrict of Bordesholm. Today, (Thursday, January 16th,2014), exactly 350 days before the start of the anniversary year, Kiel University officially unveiled its plans for the festival year.


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