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Ceremonial inauguration of the "Weltbeziehungen" research building on 18 October

After three years of construction, the University of Erfurt invites you to the ceremonial inauguration of its "Weltbeziehungen" research building on Wednesday, 18 October, from 12 noon.

New Research Building World Relations Architectural Design
Visualisation of the new building on the campus (Obermeyer Planen + Beraten GmbH // Dipl.- Ing. Architekt (FH) Christopher Grimble (Munich) and Dipl.- Ing. Kajetan Winzer, Landschaftsarchitekt (Munich))

The university welcomes numerous representatives from politics, business, science and society as well as cooperation partners and friends of the university.

12 noon | research building
kick-off with musical accompaniment

welcome by the President of the University of Erfurt
Professor Walter Bauer-Wabnegg


  • Minister Susanna Karawanskij (Thuringian Ministry of Infrastructure and Agriculture)
  • Minister Heike Taubert (Thuringian Ministry of Finance)
  • State Secretary Carsten Feller (Thuringian Ministry for Economis Affairs, Science and Digital Society)
  • video greeting of the Science Council

from 1 p.m. | Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ)
panel discussion "Weltbeziehungen" with

  • Professor Hartmut Rosa (director of the Max-Weber-Kolleg)
  • Professor Andreas Goldthau (director of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
  • Professor Cornelia Betsch (director of the Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour)
  • Professor Julia Knop (speaker of the Theological Research Centre)
  • Professor Jürgen Martschukat (speaker of the DFG research group "Voluntariness")

Moderation: Dr Elisabeth von Thadden (Die ZEIT)

from 2:30 p.m. | research building
reception with musical accompaniment

6 p.m. | Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ)
7th "Erfurt Science Slam"

Registration is possible until 22 September 2023.
Please note: Registration for the Science Slam is separate.

contact person for your questions:

Head of the President's Office
(President's Office and Staff Unit University Development)
Verwaltungsgebäude / room 0.31
Office hours
on appointment
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