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

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. “We are delighted that so many of our university members have responded to our call. We are now sponsoring and providing financial support to 28 projects. Further projects are being implemented under their own steam. And so, we are already able to say that Kiel University will be presenting itself in its full breadth and diversity in its anniversary year 2015.” announced President Lutz Kipp, Academic Director of Kiel University’s Jubilee.

Included among the sponsored projects are exhibitions by the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Law, Kiel University Library and the Department of Physics. There are also public lectures, a project on student protest culture, and Science on Stage. “The submitted projects are as colourful and diverse as the university itself.” stressed Project Managers Dr Boris Pawlowski and Anne Waller: “Each and every member of the university taking part is helping to write the history of the university and therefore making his/her mark on it. And so, we would like to invite all members of the university to put their Jubilee ideas down on paper and - if possible - bring them to life.”

Students can also take part in the “YOUbilee” project competition up until 14 July, President Kipp pointed out. This was set up for Kiel University’s students by a joint student group of the General Student Committee (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss/AStA), the Student Parliament (Studierendenparlament/StuPa) and the Conference of Student Representatives (Fachschaftsvertreterkonferenz/FVK) with the support of the CAU University Board.

More information:

Student competition for Kiel University’s Jubilee – YOUbilee: www.uni-kiel.de/youbilaeum/en

Project application for employees (Intranet): www.uni-kiel.de/jubilaeumsprojekte/en

Contact:

Dr Boris Pawlowski and Anne Waller

Project Managers “University’s Jubilee”

phone: +49 (0) 431 880-5214

email: cau350@uni-kiel.de