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Festival Week from
25 June to 2 July 2011

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The Festival Week is the high point of the Anniversary Year. The week’s festivities will kick off with a concert and fireworks display on June 16 at 8:30 p.m. on the University Square. Admission is free. The fireworks will begin at dusk. The Neckarstaden/B37 will offer the best view of the display. This evening is the start of many other highlights over the course of the week, from the ceremonial reopening of the New University and the University Mile to the awarding of the Lautenschlaeger Research Award to alumni events to the grand jubilee ball.


June 25 Ceremonial Reopening of the New University
11:00 a.m.
Great Hall, New University
The ceremonial reopening of the completely renovated and modernized New University will be held in its new Great Hall (Aula). Guests from all over the world will attend. Theresia Bauer, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Science, Research and the Arts, is expected to attend the event as a substitute for Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann.
  Contact: Communications and Marketing
June 25 UniMeile
11:00 a.m.
Old University, New University, University Square
All over the University Square, the doors and portals of all university buildings will be open to the public, as will their inner courtyards and squares. Heidelberg University’s many subjects, faculties and institutions will present their research findings and new innovations in teaching. A number of hands-on events will be part of a diverse programme of events on the UniMeile, making it something for visitors of all ages.
  Contact: Anniversary Team Heidelberg
June 25 Anniversary Party
6:00 p.m.
All visitors to the UniMeile, as well as all members and friends of the university, are invited to conclude their day in the historic Marstallhof’s inner court at the Anniversary Party, which will feature live music and dancing.
  Contact: Communications and Marketing
June 26 Ecumenical Service
10:00 a.m.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber, former bishop of Berlin-Brandenburg and chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), will deliver the sermon during the festival’s ecumenical service. The liturgy will be celebrated by the chairman of the German Bishops Conference, Archbishop Dr. Robert Zollitsch (Freiburg), and Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwier, University Minister at Heidelberg’s Peterskirche.
  Contact: Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwier
June 24-28 Alumni-Jubiläums-Tage 2011
Old University,
New University, HAI
Heidelberg University alumni from all over the world will convene in Heidelberg to celebrate the 625th anniversary of their alma mater and the 15th anniversary of the Heidelberg Alumni International (HAI).
June 27 Awarding of the Prize of the Deutsche Nationalstiftung
7:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Old University
The National Prize honors those who have dedicated themselves to enhancing the growing unity among European nations and Germany’s place among them. The 2011 prize will be awarded in Heidelberg.
  Contact: Communications and Marketing
  Participation: Invited guests only
June 28 Montpellier Day
10:30 a.m.
Great Hall, Old University
The cities of Heidelberg and Montpellier will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the university and the cities. An exhibit showing the German-French partnership will be on display alongside presentations on the shared history of the cities.
  Contact: Viola Frech
Prof. Dr. Christof Weiand
  Information: (Ger)
June 29 Baden-Wuerttemberg Foundation Research Days 2011

8:30 a.m.
New University

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Foundation will present the groundbreaking results of their life sciences projects in a series of expert lectures, discussions and poster and exhibit displays. These events will promote discussion among the various disciplines and institutions involved.
  Contact: Sabine Grullini
  Participation: Participants must register at:
or via fax: 0711 248476-50
June 30 Bridging the Gaps Between Cultures and Disciplines
10:00 a.m.
BioQuant, Im Neuenheimer Feld 267
"The Future University: Bridging the Gaps Between Cultures and Disciplines": Podium Discussion with Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung fellows and award winners as well as members of the Marsilius Kolleg
4:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Old University
"Isotopes and Ancient Teeth: A New Window on the Human Past": Marsilius Lecture with Prof. Dr. T. Douglas Price, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
  Contact: Tobias Just
July 1 Awarding of the Lautenschlaeger Research Prize
6:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Old University
For the sixth time, Heidelberg University will award the largest privately endowed German research prize.
  Contact: Communications and Marketing
July 2 Junior Researchers Meet Nobel Laureates
10:00 a.m.
New University
Heidelberg University has invited all Nobel Laureats in Medicine and Physiology to travel up from Lindau on the Bodensee, where they will be meeting, to participate in a symposium with junior researchers working at Heidelberg University to discuss scientific research and their careers.
  Contact: Prof. Dr. Joachim Kirsch
July 2 Heidelberg University Summer Night: Grand Ball in Honor of the University’s Anniversary
7:00 p.m.
Stadthalle Heidelberg
The Festival Week will conclude with this festive ball in the Stadthalle Heidelberg. All members and friends of the university are cordially invited to this dance, which will feature high-quality entertainment and culinary delights and will end the Festival Week in style.
  Contact: Communications und Marketing
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  Information: (Ger)


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