The winter semester has begun and we are pleased about the students, who are back in the streets of Göttingen and on campus. More than 30,900 students enrolled at one of the 13 departments at the beginning of the new semester. Our Alumni also visited Göttingen: Last weekend we were very pleased about the participation of more than 550 Alumni at Alumni-Day in Göttingen. On 31 October 2020, the next Göttingen reunion will take place, and we look forward to welcoming you here.

Get a glimpse of what is going on at your former university and in town. Read more about Alumni-Day, the solar eclipse in Chile, changes at the university, giant planets and tiny stars and a new cinema in Göttingen. In the current issue of uni│inform you will get further insights into current developments at your alma mater. Enjoy!


P.S .: Do you have memories and stories from your time in Göttingen that you would like to share with us? The student reporters of the Blog of the University of Göttingen (BLUG) are looking for photos that remind you of your study time . Whether it is a recording from campus, a party snapshot or a selfie in the cafeteria - we want to see your pictures and hear about the associated memories. Pictures and stories are published on the BLUG. We look forward to numerous submissions to medien.studium@uni-goettingen.de!


Stories from the Alumni Network

Göttingen Alumni-Day 2019 a great success
What a day - Never before have so many Alumni been at the Göttingen Alumni-Day as this year! More than 550 alumni and their relatives were back at their alma mater to meet friends and fellow students. They were back on campus, ate in the Mensa, exchanged memories and celebrated the reunion. You could not attend the event? Take a look at the photos and the Leadership in Digital Change presentation from our keynote speaker Xiaoqun Clever. Read more

Photo: Peter Heller


Stories of Our Students

On Eddington´s traces to the eclipse in Chile
100 years ago, the British astrophysicist Arthur Eddington traveled to Africa for a solar eclipse, using photographs to prove the curvature of light rays and thus Einstein's theory of relativity. Dorothee Ammer and Merten Dahlkemper, two students from Göttingen, set out to repeat the experiment under the cloudless sky of the Chilean plateau, where a solar eclipse took place on 2 July 2019. The expedition was supported by the AKB Foundation as part of the competition "Kreativität im Studium". Read more in German


News from the University

Farewell to the President Prof. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel
As of September 30, 2019, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel resigned as President of the university after almost nine years in office and retired. The Senate of the University agreed that Prof. Dr. Reinhard Jahn should be entrusted with the rights and duties of President for a period of approximately one year to bridge the time until a new president takes up office. Jahn was Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen from 1997 to 2019 and has been awarded many important prizes and distinctions. Read more



Insight into Research

Giant exoplanet around tiny star challenges understanding of how planets form
An international team of researchers with participation from the University of Göttingen has discovered the first large gas giant orbiting a small star. This discovery challenges scientists’ very understanding of how planets form. The Institute for Astrophysics at the University of Göttingen calibrated the data, a task that is fundamental to understanding the minute effect the motion of the planet or planets exert on a star. Read more

Photo: Guillem Anglada-Escude - IEEC, using SpaceEngine.org.



What's Going on in Göttingen?

Lumière - Cinema now also in Baptist church
Anyone who has studied in Göttingen, also knows the Lumière and has already watched films there. The small cinema has been awarded numerous prizes for its program as well as its cultural activities. Now the Lumière will soon revive the former Baptist church on the Bürgerstraße with art house cinema. At the end of the construction work in February 2020, the Lumière will take on further organizational tasks. Read more in German

Photo: Niklas Richter



How Can I Get Involved?

How did your time as a student in Göttingen shape you? What life lessons did you gain? Which people are still present in your life? Looking back, what role did this time of study play in your career? We would like to cordially invite you to pass on some of your experiences, your know-how and your successes to your university and to today's generation of students. Whether with your personal history, a lecture, as a mentor or with a donation - the possibilities are numerous. Learn more

Cooperation with the University
The Office of Cooperation and Innovation is the central contact point for joint activities between the University of Göttingen and its networks. Find out more about the fields of work and services - if you are interested in in getting involved or have questions, our staff will be happy to help you.


Our Upcoming Alumni Events


Not yet a member of the Göttingen Alumni Community e.V.?

You know other Alumni of Göttingen University and would like to support Alumni Göttingen e.V.? If you manage to advertise an Alumnus or Alumna to become a full member of the Alumni association, we are sending you a hand-made Zotter chocolate. Aktion "Alumni werben Alumni".

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