You probably may have guessed it already: the Göttingen Alumni-Day 2020 will not take place as usual. Instead we cordially invite you to join us on November 4th, from 7 to 9 PM to get a virtual insight into current events at your University. You can pre-register here. We are all the more looking forward to seeing you again on campus at Alumni-Day 2021.

We are very grateful for the active participation in our little alumni survey. Your opinion helps us to forge future plans together. Till September 6th, 2020 you still have the opportunity to tell us your opinion and win a Uni-Göttingen sweater or an umbrella in the design of the Göttingen observatory dome.

We would like to draw your attention once more on the call of the General Student Council (AStA) for donations in kind. Do you have a notebook or tablet that is still fully functional but is no longer used? You can use your device donation to help students take part in digital teaching. Find all information about this here.

In this newsletter learn more about an alumna at the Federal Constitutional Court, about the life and commitment of our students, the digital summer semester, about research on Alzheimer's drugs, the garden project of the Alumni Association and the renovation of the Gänseliesel. Enjoy reading! You can find more news and stories from the university and from our partners at the Göttingen Campus in CampusPost . The blog replaces our university newspaper uni|inform during Corona times.

Stories from the Alumni Network

Alumna becomes one of the judges in the Federal Constitutional Court
The alumna Prof. Dr. Ines Härtel becomes the new judge at the Federal Constitutional Court. Ines Härtel studied law at the University of Göttingen from 1991 to 1995 and received her doctorate in 2001. Today she is a law professor and specializes in data protection and digital law. In July the Federal Council elected the university professor as new constitutional judge. Read more in German in Spiegel

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Stories of Our Students

Insights into life and studies during the corona crisis
Life, studies and voluntary work of our students were turned upside down by the Corona crisis last semester. We asked the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship holders how they dealt with the situation. One thing becomes obvious: the donations from our alumni have never been as important as now! They were the financial safety net where student jobs ceased to exist, and at a time of great uncertainty they provided confidence. Read more in German

Photo: Ellen Brühl

News from the University

"Equiavalent of 28,63 years video conferencing non stop"
In July, the lecture period of the digital summer semester 2020 ended. A lot has happened and changed during this unusual semester. 22,163 meetings have taken place since the beginning of the digital semester, which was an average of more than 500 events per day with the BigBlueButton video conference system alone. Take a look behind the scenes of the digitization of teaching at the University of Göttingen with Norbert Lossau, Vice President for Digitization and Infrastructures. Read more

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Insight into Research

A chemical tailor-made suit for Alzheimer’s drugs
With over 1.2 million people affected in Germany alone and over 50 million people worldwide, Alzheimer's disease, also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is one of the greatest medical and social challenges of our time. Despite intensive research, Alzheimer's disease is still considered incurable today. Researchers at the University of Göttingen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology Leipzig-Halle have described a promising approach to treating Alzheimer's disease. Read more

Photo: Lisa-Marie Funk

News from the Alumni Association

Welcome in our Alumni Göttingen Student Garden!
Thanks to the generosity of a friend of the Alumni Association, Alumni Göttingen started its own garden project with the three project partners SIA Alumni Network, Foyer International and Stiftung WissenWecken. The allotment garden by the Kiessee is enlivened with agricultural and social activities. Right now when indoor activities are not an option for students, this outdoor space offers great opportunities. Read more

Photo: Christian Stange

What's going on in Göttingen?

Construction work on Gänseliesel
Doctoral students had to forego the traditional Gänseliesel kiss at graduation ceremony in July for a few days. After strangers started a fire at the Gänseliesel fountain in Göttingen's city center in spring, the city's landmark had to be renovated. By the way, the Gänseliesel on the Göttingen market square is only a copy, the fountain bowl is also a replica and not the original. Read more in German in Göttinger Tageblatt

Photo: Göttingen Tourismus/Christoph Mischke

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, how did your time as a student affect your career and personal development? Feel free to pass on some of your experiences, your know-how and your successes to your university and to today's generation of students. Whether as a mentor, lecturer or with your personal history - the possibilities to become engaged are numerous. Learn more

Cooperate with the University
The department Cooperation and Innovation is the central point of contact for joint activities of the University of Göttingen and its network. Find out more about the fields of work and the service - if you are interested in cooperating, our team is happy to assist and answer any queries or questions.

Photo: Frank Stefan Kimmel

Alumni Online Events

Not yet a member of the Alumni Göttingen association?

Do you know other Alumni of the University of Göttingen and would like to support the Alumni Göttingen association? If you manage to advertise an Alumnus or an Alumna for the Alumni association who becomes a paying member, you will receive a hand-made and fairly produced Gänseliesel-chocolate by mail to thank you. Aktion „Alumni werben Alumni“.

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