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Dies Universitatis on 04 June 2024

Leibniz prize winner Prof. Dr. Jörn Leonhard will be the keynote speaker this year

Freiburg, May 14, 2024

The University of Freiburg invites you to the Dies Universitatis on Tuesday, 4 June 2024. During the event, Rector Prof. Dr Kerstin Krieglstein will honour individuals who have rendered outstanding services to the University of Freiburg with honorary senatorships and university medals. The new Vice Rector for Internationalisation and Sustainability, Prof. Dr Melanie Arndt, will introduce herself. The programme also includes insights into the research of the Clusters of Excellence and Cluster of Excellence initiatives, which are allowed to submit a continuation or full proposal in the competition of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments and include CIBSS and livMatS as well as ConTrans and Future Forests. Prof. Dr Jörn Leonhard, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, speaker of the ConTrans initiative and Leibniz prize winner 2024, will give the keynote speech at Dies Universitatis 2024.

Details about the programme:

9 a.m.    Get Together
10 a.m.  Welcoming address
Presentation of the university medals and honorary senatorship
Three questions for Frau Prof. Dr. Melanie Arndt
Presentation of the Clusters of Excellence and Cluster of Excellence initiatives
Keynote by Prof. Dr Jörn Leonhard
12 p.m. 

Conclusion with “drinks & appetizers”

12:30 p.m.  End of the event


  • What: Dies Universitatis 2024

  • When: 4  June 2024, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


  • Where: Aula, Collegiate Building I, Platz der Universität 3, 79098 Freiburg

  • The event is open to the general public.
    • Host: Universität Freiburg

  • Registration by 21 Mai 2024 is required.

  • The event is free of admission.

  • For more information, please visit here.

Linda Engel
Event Management
Tel.: 0761/203-95371