Heidelberg Academic Atlas
Using text, illustrations and maps, the “Academic Atlas” of Heidelberg University examines the research issues, structural problems and historical developments of Germany’s oldest university over a period of 625 years. Over 130 authors have contributed to the work, which spans 113 different topics. Bibliotheca Palatina (Knittlingen) published the book, available in book stores for 129 euros. Members of Heidelberg University can obtain the atlas at a discounted rate at the University Shop and from the publisher.
Prof. Dr. Peter Meusburger provides a glimpse into the Academic Atlas
Renovation and modernisation of the New University
Heidelberg University held the ceremonial reopening of the New University on 25 June 2011. The historic lecture hall building was completely renovated and modernised thanks to the friends, supporters and alumni of Heidelberg University who contributed to the "Dem lebendigen Geist" initiative. The campaign was named for the dedication inscribed above the portal of the building. Of the approx. 11 million euros total cost, the state of Baden-Württemberg contributed 3 million, with the other eight million coming from private donors and various foundations.