Key Events at Osnabrück University
In addition to the large number of events that are organized by the university’s schools and institutes (Calendar; in German) the university itself also organizes a number of major events. The university ball, university speeches and the Osnabrücker Wissensforum (Osnabrück Knowledge Forum) bring together current and former members of the university as well as guests from Osnabrück and the surrounding region. But other types of event such as university music performances or the Osnabrücker Friedensgespräche (Osnabrück Peace Forum) are also popular among the general public. And finally, the university likes to celebrate its students’ particular achievements and social engagement by hosting award ceremonies for scholarships.
Welcoming Ceremony for Freshers
At the start of the winter semester, the president of the university extends a warm welcome to all “freshers”. The newcomers to the university can also visit various stalls and booths to get an impression of university life and the culture of the city.
Award Ceremony for “Deutschland” Scholarships
On this special occasion, selected students are awarded a certificate in acknowledgment of their scholarship, which is funded by the Federal Government, private donors, foundations and businesses.
Science goes public
Scholars and scientists have four minutes each to present their view to a packed house on topics of public interest.
Once a year, the university rolls out the red carpet for everybody. Live bands, DJs and performances provide the perfect background for this glamorous ball.
Osnabrück University Speeches
At the start of the year, renowned scholars and scientists provide an insight into current research and social issues.
Award Ceremony for the “Niedersachsen” Scholarships
This ceremony celebrates the students who have been awarded the “Niedersachsen” scholarship. These scholarships are awarded once every winter semester.
Award Ceremony for Grants and Funding Prizes
This ceremony honors important dissertations and other noteworthy contributions by students and is financed by regional and nationwide donors.
Prizes for Good Academic Teaching
The university awards two Hans Mühlenhoff prizes for good academic teaching. What is special about these prizes is that students nominate their favorites from among their professors and lecturers
Doctoral Awards Ceremony
The City of Osnabrück and the university host ceremonies in the town hall and in the great hall of the university to congratulate the university’s doctoral graduates on having successfully passed their doctorates.
Want to know more about the planning and organization of these events? Our contact persons in the university event management (in German) would be happy to answer your questions.
Other events in cooperation with university departments, the student advisory service and the City of Osnabrück: