Reception for Visiting Academics at the Universität Heidelberg
1 February 2010
At the beginning of the new year Heidelberg University will be welcoming its visiting scientists and scholars and their families with a festive ceremony at the Old University on Thursday, 4 February 2010. Also invited to the reception are the hosts of the international researchers and the recipients of scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) working at Heidelberg University.
The event will be opened by Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeiffer, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, an will be followed by an English lecture by Prof. Dr. Rudolf G. Wagner entitled “Coping with Cultural Asymmetry: Translation”. Prof. Wagner will elaborate on the academic work conducted at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”. The reception will also be attended by international guests of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the Max Planck Institutes in Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).
Heidelberg University has always been international in its scope. Today it is integrated into a worldwide network of cooperative research and teaching ventures. It operates exchange schemes with over 300 universities all over the world. 19 university partnerships and participation in European networks like the Coimbra Group or the League of European Research Universities testify to the highly outward-looking nature of Heidelberg University’s educational policies. In addition, it is involved in a large number of cooperative research and teaching agreements at faculty, department and chair levels.
Note for newsdesks
The reception for visiting academics and DAAD scholarship holders takes place on Thursday, 4 February 2010, in the Great Hall of the Old University at 6.30 p.m.
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