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Press, Communication and Marketing

Adolf-Reichwein-Straße 2a
Gebäude AVZ (Gebäudeteil AR-NA)
57068 Siegen

Phone:    +49 (0)271/740-4915
Fax.:    +49 (0)271/740-4911
E-Mail:  presse@uni-siegen.de



  • "Siegen helps students" – You can help, too!
    A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for students from the University of Siegen who have got into financial difficulties through no fault of their own due to the Corona pandemic. The University, the Society of Friends and Supporters and the AStA have therefore launched a donation campaign for bridging the gap.

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  • Funding for Collaborative Research Center extended
    The Media of Cooperation Collaborative Research Center (CRC) established at the University of Siegen in 2016 will continue its work until at least the end of 2023. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has greenlighted its further funding.

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  • "A fantastic opportunity for the whole university"
    The University of Siegen has won funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program for a large-scale project aimed at strengthening the mobility and career development of scientists. It gives experienced researchers from around the globe the opportunity to work as visiting fellows in Siegen.

  • Good positions in the CHE university ranking table
    University of Siegen with top ratings in several categories in the latest ranking by the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE).

  • Examining tiny protein droplets with X-ray light
    Physicist Prof. Dr. Christian Gutt from the University of Siegen leads German-Swedish project.

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    Physicist Prof. Dr. Christian Gutt from the University of Siegen leads German-Swedish project.

  • Easier access to artificial intelligence
    In the ManuBrain research project, the University of Siegen and its partners are developing an AI platform with low technical hurdles for use by small and medium-sized enterprises. Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economics and Digitalization of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), recently approved the funding.

  • The myth of the quantum leap debunked
    In a joint experiment, physicists at the Universities of Siegen, Seville, and Stockholm have for the first time made visible what exactly happens during a quantum measurement.

  • Installing cognitive algorithms in small computers
    How can limited-capacity devices such as smartphones run highly complex AI algorithms in the future? In the Wiplash project, researchers at the University of Siegen are working on a solution with a new computer architecture.

  • Professor Messari-Becker becomes a member of the Club of Rome
    Dr. Lamia Messari-Becker, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Siegen, is a new member of the Club of Rome, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability.

  • Nanoparticles of the future
    Researchers in Siegen have developed the world's first afterglow-magnetic nanoparticles. The patented invention is designed for various applications including cancer detection in medicine and the detection of fine particulates in living organisms.

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    Prof. Wickleder with typical luminescent materials for use in biosensing.

  • Meet Siggi, our new mascot!
    European bison underlines the link between the university and the region. Soon to be used in international publicity.

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  • From academic advisor to coronavirus helper
    Faria Afzal helped international students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her support ranged from help in dealing with authorities to providing homemade masks to simply lending a sympathetic ear. Pakistan, the home country of the academic advisor at the University of Siegen, has now recognized her efforts with an award.

  • How do people with disabilities live in West Africa?
    In cooperation with the University of Ghana, the University of Siegen is conducting research into the life courses of people with disabilities in West African societies.

  • Life and work in the pandemic
    Scientists from the University of Siegen use Twitter to examine the influence of video conferencing on our interactions.

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  • New cultural sciences collaborative research center
    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) supports "Transformations of Popular Culture" CRC at the University of Siegen. 10 million euros of funding.

  • Financial support for students
    The BMBF continues to support students throughout the winter semester with BAföG, other grants, and interest-free student loans. Students can apply for these starting on November 20, 2020.

  • Application phase for MSC COFUND: "STAR" starts
    The "STAR: Sensing and Sensibility – Transcending Disciplines for a Responsible Future" project is advertising ten temporary postdoc positions for experienced researchers from around the world. Scientists from almost all disciplines can apply up to January 8, 2021.

  • Smallest-scale technologies for a big medical impact
    With the further development of the Center for Micro and Nanochemistry and Engineering (Cµ), the University of Siegen is boosting medical research into aspects of (bio)chemical sensor technology in the School of Science and Technology.

  • Caution: fraudulent mails
    Attention, currently university members are being sent fraudulent emails as well as emails with a malicious file attached. You can find more information here.

  • Award for teacher of the University of Siegen
    Khanh-Duc Kuttig of the English Department at the University of Siegen is the recipient of the TESOL 2021 Teacher of the Year Award. She is the first teacher working outside the U.S. to receive this award.

  • EU funds doctoral school on artificial intelligence
    The University of Siegen is receiving 500,000 euros from the European Union to set up an international doctoral school.

  • Interdisciplinary training in the medical field
    ITN STIMULUS, a European training network in the field of biomaterials, has been launched with the participation of the University of Siegen and ATTO-TEC, a company originally spun off from the university. The aim is to further develop intelligent wound dressings that can identify bacterial infections and also treat them in a targeted manner.

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  • Solution for marginal problem
    Physicists from Siegen and Düsseldorf are developing a solution for the so-called marginal problem and publishing it in the renowned journal Nature Communications. The result could be part of standard teaching material in a few years.

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  • Phishing attacks against German universities
    The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution warns of a new wave of attacks against universities and research institutions.

  • Together 11,000 kilometers through Europe
    11,000 kilometers represent the distance that connects the seven campuses of the ATHENA European University, of which the University of Siegen is also a member. The members of the alliance want to bridge this distance together until Europe Day on May 9 - whether on foot, by bicycle, or by canoe.

  • New student card
    With the new student card (USiCard), students receive the semester ticket, the student card and the use of the library.

  • Rapid test for antibiotic-resistant germs
    Globally, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are considered one of the biggest health problems. Researchers at the University of Siegen are developing NAPARBA, a nanotechnology-based approach to rapidly detect disease-causing bacteria.

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    Glowing nanoparticles (Photos: Willis Collins Akeyo Muganda, University of Siegen)

  • Diversity Week 2021 on mental health
    Starting on May 17, it's that time again. The University of Siegen will again fly the flag for diversity in 2021 and participate in the 9th German Diversity Day.

  • Welcome to your new home!
    The Welcome Center for International Researchers of the University of Siegen is the central point of contact for all non-academic matters and general questions.

  • The university as part of a living urban society
    New campus locations, new cycle paths and footpaths, additional green spaces and a traffic concept: The University of Siegen presents the current status of its "master plan".

  • Go-ahead for groundbreaking research project
    €15.8 million in funding has been approved for the development a pioneering quantum computer for industry and science in the scope of the joint project MIQRO. The project is being coordinated at the University of Siegen.

  • Going abroad – Coming to Siegen
    The University of Siegen is hosting its first Virtual International Day on June 10.

  • University of Siegen displays variety of international activities
    During the first Virtual International Day at the University of Siegen, interested parties were able to obtain information about stays abroad and international projects.

  • New website for international guests of the University of Siegen now online
    The University of Siegen and Stadtmarketing Siegen have jointly launched the website www.welcometosiegen.de – a central point of contact providing information for international students, employees, and researchers.

  • Millions of euros in funding for data management in physics
    The Joint Science Conference of the German Federal and State Governments has agreed to fund the two consortia DAPHNE4NFDI and PUNCH4NFDI to an amount of €14 to €20 million each. Around €2 million will go to the University of Siegen.

  • Artificial intelligence for safer technical systems
    With the participation of the University of Siegen, the TRUST-E research project is developing innovative concepts for the holistic condition monitoring of sensors, modules, and systems.

  • Call to students and staff: Get the vaccine!
    The University of Siegen is explicitly supporting the call from the HRK President Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt.

  • Support for research on the ATLAS-Experiment increased
    Siegen physicists continue their research at the particle accelerator (CERN) and are developing highly complex components for the pixel detector upgrade.

  • High award for former University of Siegen Humboldt scholarship holder
    Dr. Nowsheen Goonoo, former Humboldt scholarship holder at the University of Siegen, has been awarded the Rising Star Africa Prize by the renowned scientific academy Royal Society.

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    Nowsheen Goonoo receives the Rising Star Africa Prize from the Royal Society. She laid the foundations for her research on dressings during her time in Prof. Dr. Holger Schönherr's working group at the University of Siegen.

  • Certificate Program “Roads to Democracies – Digital” has launched
    The international digital program teaches skills in democracy research – all from home.

  • Siegen still among the 800 best institutions of higher education worldwide
    The University of Siegen was able to improve in several areas in the current THE ranking. In the overall ranking, it remains unchanged among the 800 best higher education institutions internationally.

  • The University of Siegen welcomes new international exchange students
     Around 55 international students discover their new home at the University of Siegen's Welcome Weeks.

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    High-frequency sensors enable the contact-free detection of volatile organic compounds in air. Photo: Mehran Jamshidifar, University of Siegen.

  • "Siegen goes Nano" - Green light for high-tech research center
    The INCYTE research building at the University of Siegen on the Adolf-Reichwein-Straße-Campus is setting new standards with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

  • Securely detecting prostate cancer with artificial intelligence
    In order to detect and assess prostate carcinomas more quickly, scientists at the University of Siegen are investigating the application of artificial intelligence in radiology.

  • The application phase for the 12th FraMeS cohort is open
    The mentoring programme FraMeS at the University of Siegen is starting into the next round. Applications are open until November 8.

  • University of Maribor hosts the partner of the European University Initiative ATHENA
    The peak of the meeting was the signing of the ATHENA Rectors' Declaration on European Universities taking place in the framework of the programme of the meeting of directors for higher education and science of the EU member states.

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  • Helping to shape the future of digital medicine
    Students from the Universities of Siegen and Rotterdam are developing applications for digital medicine in a special international course.

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  • A smart home for everybody
    Intelligent meters and analysis software can help households save electricity. Yet, uptake has been slow because of consumers’ data protection concerns and the complexity of the technology. The EU-funded GECKO project aims to change that.

  • Finding identity between criminality and luxury cars
    How do young people use gangsta rap to form and strengthen their identity? Professor Dr. Bernd Dollinger is participating in a project to investigate this question. He considers it extremely important to talk to the youngsters – and not just talk about them, which is often the case.

  • Recommended by algorithms
    Professor Dr. Jöran Beel aims to give smaller companies the opportunity to use a good recommendation service. He is developing a self-learning software that learns to generate the best recommendations.

  • Collaborative project of quantum computer developers
    New ATIQ project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a total volume of EUR 44.5 million.

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    Modern technologies have the potential to support older people in their everyday lives. Yet many older adults barely use digital devices and media because they don‘t have the technological skills. The ACCESS research project is developing learning formats to enable digital participation.

  • DAAD Prize awarded to musicologist from Iran
    Doctoral student Yalda Yazdani receives award for her commitment to female musicians from Iran and Afghanistan.

  • German-Chinese team studies the formation of chitin
    Siegen molecular biologist Hans Merzendorfer and agricultural scientist Quing Yang from Beijing are leading a joint research project that might provide approaches for the development of environmentally friendly insecticides.

  • Solidarity with Ukraine - Scientific relations with Russia at rest
    Joint declaration by the state and universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Minister Pfeiffer-Poensgen: Freedom and peace are indispensable prerequisites for scientific exchange. University of Siegen offers support to students and employees.

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  • The University of Siegen Looks Back on 50
    The University of Siegen is turning 50 this year! A new website offers a centralized location for details about the university´s anniversary celebrations.

  • Online Self-Assessment for International Applicants Now Open
    As part of the "Digitalität menschlich gestalten" ("Humanizing the Design of the Digital World", or 'dime:US'), the University of Siegen has developed an online assessment system for international students interested in a Masters degree in Embedded Systems and Visual Computing.

  • Sign Up Now for City Cycling
    The University of Siegen will once again be participating in STADTRADELN (City Cycling). All members of the university community are encouraged to pedal off kilometers for the university team between May 28 and June 17. Registration is already open.

  • Register Now for the Summer Break Childcare Program
    University employees and students can register their children by May 29 for childcare during the summer break. The childcare team is also currently looking for student helpers.

  • Apply Now for Scholarships for Doctoral Researchers!
    The University of Siegen announces, through the House of Young Talents, scholarships to support excellent doctoral researchers.

  • Exchange Students from around the World
    The Welcome Weeks help make the University of Siegen’s new international students feel more at home.

  • A Symbol of Peace
    A crowd of 1,500 gathered at the Unteres Schloss to set a symbol for peace. University Rector Dr. Holger Burckhart challenged everyone in the community to work for peace every day.

  • Siegen Earns Funding as Hub for Research into Artificial Intelligence
    The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a research unit on artificial intelligence at the University of Siegen.

  • Research success in physics
    A study by a team from European XFEL and the University of Siegen has shown for the first time that single X-ray laser pulses can be used to observe ultrafast changes on material surfaces with unprecedented depth and time resolution.

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    The Siegen researcher Lisa Randolph, here in front of the experiment station of HED (European XFEL).

  • Register Now for Fall Break 2022 Childcare
    Childcare during autumn break will be provided at the University of Siegen from October 4–14. Registration is already open.

  • Mensa AR No Longer Available as Working Space
    Given the low demand and high energy overhead, Mensa AR will no longer be available for use as a working space. The changes go into effect on July 29.

  • Energy Strategy for the University of Siegen
    Every degree and every kilowatt hour matters—and everybody can help. The University of Siegen is promoting four packages to save energy.

  • Research in Europe: Funding opportunities for junior researchers
    On November 10, the University of Siegen will host the information day "Research in Europe" where junior researchers can inform themselves about funding opportunities.

  • Using X-ray flashes to gain new medical insights
    Researchers - including those at the University of Siegen – are capturing protein dynamics in cell-like crowded environments at the European XFEL. This could help, for example, to develop new drugs and to study the development of diseases.

  • Important News about Bus and Rail Service
    Commuters should prepare for significant upcoming disruptions to the rail connection between Cologne and Siegen. In addition, VWS (Verkehrsbetriebe Westfalen-Süd), Siegen's regional public transit service, has announced the cancellation of various bus routes for Siegen-Wittgenstein, and has now posted a modified schedule.

  • What Germany Can Learn from Denmark and Norway
    Prof. Claus Wendt, a public health sociologist at the University of Siegen, is studying how institutions and other actors in the health field can work together to achieve better service and care. He is comparing and contrasting Germany with Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Great Britain to highlight what these countries can learn from one another.

  • Uni Siegen To Elect New Rector
    The process has begun to select the replacement for Prof. Holger Burckhart as the head of the University of Siegen administration.

  • Transformation in the Automotive Industry: 7.1 million Euro in Funding for Southern Westphalia
    The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is providing 7.1 million euro in funding for the “ATLAS—Automotive Transformation Platform in Southern Westphalia” research project. Small and mid-sized companies will be working with the University of Siegen to better prepare themselves for the challenges of the future.

  • Quantum Physics at an Elite International Level
    From research group to collaborative research center: Work from the particle physicists at the University of Siegen drawing worldwide attention.

  • Apply now for the STAR program
    The "STAR: Sensing and Sensibility – Transcending Disciplines for a Responsible Future" project is advertising eight temporary postdoc positions for experienced researchers from around the world. Scientists from almost all disciplines can apply up to December 16, 2022.

  • University of Siegen looks forward to collaboration with India's first Digital University
    The University of Siegen and the Digital University Kerala (India) start an intensive cooperation in the field of electrical engineering.

  • “It’s about avoiding mistakes that threaten an organization's very existence”
    Hardening companies against crisis — that’s the goal of risk governance. The academic field, founded by two Siegen researchers, is finding increased resonance from modern businesses. The current crises are also helping driving acceptance.

  • Extension for Transregional Collaborative Research Center
    The transregional collaborative research center focused on "Particle Physics Phenomenology after the Higgs Discovery” was first launched in 2019. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has now officially announced a four-year extension.

  • Here to Stay
    More and more highly qualified people from India are coming to work in Germany, and many of them stay permanently. So what’s different now, and what does it mean for the future? This is the topic which the sociologist and STAR scholarship holder Dr. Amrita Datta is researching at the University of Siegen.

  • Südwestfalen Receives Digital Innovation Center for Europe
    A “European Digital Innovation Hub” (EDIH) is rising in Südwestfalen, under the leadership of the University of Siegen. The hub is tasked with supporting companies from the region and throughout Europe as they engage in digital transformation. Over 4 mn. in funding in planned through the end of 2025.

  • FabLabs Launching International Partnership
    FabLabs, Makerspaces, and Design Factories from five countries are launching a new European partnership, to be coordinated by the University of Siegen. The goal is to provide greater access to the creative workshops at the national and international levels.

  • Shedding New Light on Viruses
    Professor Dr. Charlotte Uetrecht from the University of Siegen is studying the structures of proteins and protein complexes in coronaviruses and noroviruses, and how they change over the viral lifecycle. She is developing a new method to obtain as much information as possible about states of these viral building blocks which only exist briefly.

  • Central Point of Contact for Start-Ups at the University of Siegen
    The University of Siegen's new Entrepreneurship Center bundles the institution's many programs and activities for supporting corporate start-ups. University students and employees can draw on helpful assistance in moving from initial concept to opening the doors of a newly founded company.

  • Digital Technologies and Death
    Researchers at the University of Siegen are exploring digital technologies to support the dying and bereaved.

  • New Study Space for Students
    Leo AR is located in the former Caféteria ct.

  • Joint Project: DRK and University of Siegen Supporting Ukrainian Youths
    The German Red Cross (DRK) for Siegen-Wittgenstein and the University of Siegen’s FabLab have put together an extracurricular program for Ukraine refugee youths. For one year, the youths will be shown and given the chance to experiment with technologies such as 3D printing and robotics.

  • Millions in Grants for Siegen's AI Research Project
    The Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting industrial transformation in South Westphalia. 3.75 million euros have been pledged for the ‘Cyber Production Management Lab’ research project, which is exploring an innovative approach to the holistic use of artificial intelligence (AI) in production.

  • The Future of 3D Imaging
    Faster and more precise: Scientists in the ULTRA-SENSE 3D project at the University of Siegen are exploring potentials and benchmarks of 3D image sensors based on amorphous silicon and its alloys.

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    Prof. Rob van Stee (right) welcomes Mahdi Sultani to the University of Siegen. The Afghan native intends to earn his master’s degree in mathematics here.

  • First International Student for Master’s in Mathematics
    It took a year for Muhammad Mahdi Sultani to get approved for a visa. Now his dream of studying in Siegen is ready to come true.

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  • Computer-Based Simulations of Metastatic Formation
    Researchers at the Universities of Siegen and Gießen are presenting a new computer model for simulating how cells, which have previously separated from a primary tumor and traveled through the vascular system, penetrate into healthy tissue. Their insights can potentially improve the prediction of effectiveness of drug-based tumor therapies.

  • When AI becomes a team member
    How does the work environment change when smart systems take over the roles of employees? How should the systems be designed so that team members find working with them meaningful? And where do conflicts typically arise? These are some of the questions tackled by Dr. Shadan Sadeghian at the University of Siegen.

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    Photos: Sascha Hüttenhain The symbolic robotic arm photos were taken at KUKA Deutschland GmbH in Siegen.

  • New University Council Elected
    The University Council advises the Rectorate and conducts oversight over its management. A new board, with a new composition, has now been elected.

  • RLC Siegen Awarded Prize for Intercultural Commitment
    Special Commendation for the RLC Siegen: A student-run legal advising office has received the City of Siegen's 2023 prize for intercultural engagement.

  • “Grease Monkeys” vs. Technology Experts
    Being qualified as an automotive mechanic is highly regarded in Germany, while in England it is typically seen as a second-class career. Prof. Erika Gericke of the University of Siegen is exploring the differences and commonalities in both countries regarding the vocational education training for automotive mechatronics.

  • Making Better Bone Implants Using a 3D Printer
    Researchers at the University of Siegen are simulating bone breaks using computers, helping them optimize bone replacements created with a 3D printer.

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    The first printed tests highlight the potential for the equipment and aid with calibration.

  • Siegen Physicists Research Cosmic Rays
    Researchers at the University of Siegen have received 500,000 euros from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for their research at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. This will allow them to continue their work there through at least 2026.

  • Siegen Researcher Named Lamarr Fellow
    AI researcher Prof. Michael Möller of the University of Siegen has been named a Lamarr Fellow by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The “Lamarr Fellow Network” was established to promote high-level research in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

  • New Rector Takes Office
    On 15 December 2023, Prof. Stefanie Reese succeeded Prof. Holger Burckhart and assumed the office of rector of the University of Siegen.

  • Strong Rankings in the “THE World University Rankings”
    The University of Siegen has improved its standing in the latest subject rankings in the Times Higher Education magazine. “Engineering” in particular enjoyed a major bump in its standing.

  • Big Boost for World-Class Research in Siegen
    The University of Siegen has scored a major research coup: Its Special Research Area “Media of Cooperation” has been extended through 2027. The German Research Association has committed to an additional 11-million-euro investment in media research in Siegen.

  • Teaching in Germany Too
    The third edition of the certification program for teachers forced to flee their homelands has successfully concluded. 20 graduates received their certificates at the University of Siegen.

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    The final ceremony featured speeches by Britta Bollmann from the NRW Ministry of Science (right), Pro-Rector Prof. Petra Vogel, and Program Director Prof. Nils Goldschmidt.

  • Direct Line from Siegen to the Argentinian Pampas
    Physicists from the University of Siegen can now control and monitor the detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina — without leaving Siegen. The Observatory is the world's largest experiment for the measurement of cosmic rays.

  • How Can Climate Policy be Framed Socially?
    Researchers at the University of Siegen are exploring how political measures for greater sustainability should be framed to achieve greater social acceptance.

  • Big Companies Looking for School-Age Solutions from NRW and the USA
    MINTco@NRW, a cooperation project with funding from the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry for Education, promises students insights into how companies work and produce their products. Participants will have the chance to propose solutions for real logistic, ergonomic, technical, and commercial problems.

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Executive Department for
Press, Communication and Marketing

Adolf-Reichwein-Straße 2a
Gebäude AVZ (Gebäudeteil AR-NA)
57068 Siegen

Phone:    +49 (0)271/740-4915
Fax.:    +49 (0)271/740-4911
E-Mail:  presse@uni-siegen.de