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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.

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[Translate to English:] Gruppenfoto der Preisträger und Stifter der Förderpreise auf der Bühne im Osnabrücker Schloss

Award Ceremony for Grants and Funding Prizes

February 29, 2024

This ceremony honors important dissertations and other noteworthy contributions by students and is financed by regional and nationwide donors.

University ball in the anniversary year

June 8, 2024

Once a year, the university hosts a glamorous ball once a year. All dance enthusiasts who do not belong to the university are also cordially invited.

[Translate to English:] Preisträger bei der Übergabe der Urkunde

Prizes for Good Academic Teaching

June 20, 2024

The university awards three 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

[Translate to English:] Schlossansicht

Doctoral Awards Ceremony

June 28, 2024

The City of Osnabrück and the university hosts 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.

[Translate to English:] Hunderte Studierende strömen in die OsnabrückHalle

Welcoming Ceremony for Freshers

October 23, 2024

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.

[Translate to English:] Publikum und Bühne in der Schlossaula, auf der Bühne die Wissenschaftler des Wissensforums

Science goes public

More informatiion

Scholars and scientists had four minutes each to present their view to a packed house on topics of public interest.

[Translate to English:] Gruppenfoto der Deutschland-Stipendiaten auf der Bühne im Osnabrücker Schloss

Award Ceremony for “Deutschland” Scholarships

November 21, 2024

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.

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:

University Open Day

What should I study? And what does studying mean for me? The Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) in collaboration with the university departments organizes a varied information program for people interested in embarking on a course of study.

Osnabrück Peace Forum

It is our responsibility to defend and maintain peace. But how? Podium discussions involving eminent guests from the fields of science, politics and society examine topics related to this key issue..

University Music

Ranging from chamber concerts to a jazz night, ensembles from the Department of Music and Music Education offer a creative and sophisticated program of music.