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Press Releases

Kanzler_Abschied(26 April 2013) Chancellor Dr Johann Peter Schäfer retires at official farewell ceremony

Official celebration in the Audimax / Rector Burckhart comments, “The region knows this chancellor. He fulfilled an active and responsible role.



Connect.US(19 April 2013) New Department “Connect.US”

Integration of strategic units at the University of Siegen is to link science and business.



Kamerun(17 April 2013) From Cameroon to Siegen

214 overseas students are newcomers to the university. The International Office provides assistance to deal with all their queries.



NDC-Prize(15 April 2013) University of Siegen wins public prize

“New Data Center” earns recognition for outstanding energy efficiency at the award ceremony for the German Data Center Award 2013.



Ulf Richter(25 March 2013) Ulf Richter appointed as successor to Chancellor Dr Johann Peter Schäfer

The 42-year-old business law graduate was elected by the University Council and confirmed by the Senate. Ulf Richter is due to take up his office in June 2013.



Image_New permission-based app blocks snoopers(17 January 2013) New permission-based app blocks snoopers

The APEFS app was developed at the Department of Electrotechnology and Computer Science at the University of Siegen.



(10 December 2012) Outstanding grades for the English department

University of Siegen does very well in German Council of Science and Humanities’ research ratings



(23 November 2012) “Problems? No. Concerns? Yes!” – University annual reception

Political VIPs gathered at Haardter Berg for the annual reception of the University of Siegen and on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. Svenja Schulze, Minister of Science, and Dr. Georg Schütte, State Secretary, conveyed their congratulations and presented the awards for young scientists.


(2 October 2012) Karl-Otto-Apel Prize goes to Siegen

Rector Prof. Dr. Holger Burckhart was granted the award in Italy.

(14 September 2012) Siegen professors well ranked

In the Business Economics ranking of the Handelsblatt newspaper, a total of five representatives of the University of Siegen are to be found listed among the 250 best professors.

(11 September 2012) The new connection between medicine and computer science

For the first time in the winter semester 2012/13, the University of Siegen is offering the course Computer Science with a specialized focus on Medical Computer Science.


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(27 August 2012) UNESCO award for KÖLI research centre

The Cultural Ecology and Literature Didactics (Kulturökologie und Literaturdidaktik – KÖLI) research centre at the University of Siegen, which was founded by Prof. Dr. Berbeli Wanning, has been granted an award by the German Commission for UNESCO as a project of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

 (18 July 2012) Connecting with computers

Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf and his team at the Institute for Business IT and New Media at University of Siegen initiated the first "come_IN" computer club at Palestinian refugee camp Jalazone.



(15 June 2012) Congratulations, retrospectives, perspectives – symposium on the occasion of University of Siegen's 40th anniversary

Precise and overarching insights into the development of the concept of a comprehensive university and the history of University of Siegen as a former comprehensive university: The symposium on the occasion of University of Siegen's 40th anniversary outlined the conditions prevailing when it was established, now documented by a movie and a book featuring interviews with contemporary witnesses.

DFG Förderatlas(25 May 2012) DFG's Funding Atlas: Siegen University ranks highly

The new Funding Atlas published recently by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) examines the research performance of every university and research institution in Germany. The University of Siegen scored an excellent ranking.


Student Service Center(16 May 2012) Student Service Centre officially opened

In a small ceremony, the new Student Service Centre building has been inaugurated on Adolf Reichwein-Straße Campus. Chancellor Dr. Johann Peter Schäfer welcomed SSC employees, students, neighbours and interested parties who seized the opportunity to visit the new centre.


(12 April 2012) University of Siegen ranks highly among foreign students

The International Student Barometer 2011 interviewed over 200,000 students at 238 universities around the world. In Germany 56 institutions participated in the survey. Among foreign doctoral students, University of Siegen was ranked first among the German institutions in terms of research management and the opportunities for teaching.

(March 3, 2012) Taking advantage of synergies: new cooperation agreement between University of Siegen and the German Federal Employment Centre “Agentur für Arbeit” at Siegen

A cooperation agreement to ensure transparent career and study orientation programmes was signed on 9 March 2012 by the University’s Rector, Prof. Dr. Holger Burckhart and the Head of the Federal Employment Centre at Siegen, Dr. Bettina Wolf.

(January 16, 2012) Scholarships for foreign students and doctoral students

Within the framework of the STIBET scholarship programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), University of Siegen grants scholarships to outstanding foreign students and doctoral students. The closing dates for applications are 15 February 2012 or 15 July 2012.