50 Years of Paderborn University: A Review of the Anniversary Year 2022
Closing events attract numerous visitors to the campus
"We celebrate the future" - from the ceremony in the town hall to a concert in the mechanical engineering hall, lectures on quantum physics and a graffiti exhibition, to an original musical: in 2022, Paderborn University celebrated its 50th birthday with numerous events. Together with citizens of the city of Paderborn and the surrounding region, as well as numerous other visitors, students, researchers and staff members brought the anniversary to life with conferences, concerts, workshops, readings, lectures, film screenings, experiments, performances, sports and much more.
"2022 was and remains a very special year for Paderborn University, as we can look back on 50 years of successful development. This was made possible by the joint efforts of many people who have brought our university to life and advanced its development with great dedication. Without them, without their commitment, ideas and visions, we would not be where we are today," emphasizes university president Prof. Dr. Birgitt Riegraf. "I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who have contributed to the diverse shaping of our university's 50th anniversary in so many ways over the past months," Riegraf continues.
Year-long program showcases diversity
The anniversary year was as colourful as the university itself: With numerous program items, students, researchers and staff members introduced guests of all ages to university life, including studies, research, teaching, and campus life. Together with citizens of the city of Paderborn and the surrounding region, as well as numerous other visitors, they celebrated the university's 50th birthday with conferences, concerts, workshops, readings, lectures, film screenings, experiments, performances, sports and much more.
"UPB 50 Weekender" rounds off the anniversary
To conclude, Paderborn University invited once again to a very special highlight. The tickets for the "UPB 50 Weekender", which took place on campus from December 15 to 17, were sold out in no time. Comedians Filiz Tasdan, Kinan Al and Daniel Wolfson of the Berlin group "Stand Up 44" transformed the Audimax into a comedy stage and delighted the audience. In addition, there was "stage for science" at the Science Slam, where the well-known forensic biologist Dr. Mark Benecke gave a guest lecture. Tickets for the intimate live concert in the G-Hörsaal, where both the band Jeremias and singer Paula Hartmann performed, were also quickly sold out. The "Campus Party XXL", where the cafeteria, lecture hall, corridors, library foyer and grill café turned into a unique venue with numerous DJs, was also part of the crowning conclusion of the anniversary year.
Impressions on the anniversary website
"50 years of Paderborn University: That means half a century of successful science, progressive teaching, generations of students who have been prepared for their professional future here, innovation and transfer, strong networks and much more," emphasizes Riegraf. "Therefore, we look back on the history of Paderborn University with gratitude and recognition and look forward to the next 50 years with joy and confidence."
Numerous impressions let the anniversary year pass in review once again. Interested parties can find pictures and impressions of the 50th anniversary of Paderborn University on the anniversary website.
50 wird man nicht alle Tage 😉 und deshalb schauen wir unter unserem Motto #WirFeiernZukunft gespannt auf das, was vor uns liegt. 🤩 Diesen Sonntag startet unser Veranstaltungsprogramm mit der offiziellen Eröffnung. ➡️ Alle Infos: https://t.co/e745Bxlu85 pic.twitter.com/zNrpvYOoEx
— Uni Paderborn (@unipb) March 8, 2022
Wir feiern 50 Jahre Universität Paderborn und das mit aller #Welt! 🌎 Als international ausgerichtete Uni seit 1972 pflegt die UPB heute weltweite Kooperationen mit mehr als 210 Partnerunis. Das gesamte Jubiläumsprogramm gibt es unter: https://t.co/ERK3wDHXkv #WirFeiernZukunft pic.twitter.com/mf8gxMCRE6
— Uni Paderborn (@unipb) May 30, 2022
Zum Semesterbeginn: Auch den Rest des Jahres feiert die UPB noch ihr 50-jähriges #Jubiläum. 🥳 In diesem Sinne wünschen wir allen ein erfolgreiches #Wintersemester! Das komplette Jubiläumsprogramm mit vielen spannenden Veranstaltungen gibt es unter: https://t.co/WbCfxWsGeK pic.twitter.com/2DwNp5Nclk
— Uni Paderborn (@unipb) October 21, 2022
50 Jahre Uni Paderborn. #WirFeiernZukunft. 💙 Unter diesem Motto startet die UPB ins Jubiläumsjahr und freut sich riesig auf ein Jahr voller großartiger Veranstaltungen. Hier geht’s zur Jubiläumswebseite und dem umfangreichen Jahresprogramm: https://t.co/ERK3wDHXkv. pic.twitter.com/W5foODQLRf
— Uni Paderborn (@unipb) February 21, 2022