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The Welcome Service event programme is currently under construction.

University-wide events

At UDE, events take place regularly on both campuses.

» have a look at: Event Schedule (Veranstaltungskalender)

Below you will also find a selection of interesting regular events at the UDE.

Ruhr & Culture

You can find an overview about events and free time activities in the Ruhr Area on our page  "Leisure & Culture".

Regular Events at UDE

The language café "Café-Lingua": Learning a language and making new friends: This is made possible by the Studierendenwerk (Student Services) with their international language café "Café-Lingua".

Die kleine Form  offers an entertaining snapshot of the issues and methods of various disciplines taught in Duisburg and Essen. Every Wednesday from 1.15 pm to 2 pm a representative of a different discipline shares insights into their current research field in the library conference room at Campus Essen.

Scientist in Residence is a guest professorship annually awarded by the University of Duisburg-Essen. It enables the University to invite leading international experts for an intensive dialogue with senior as well as junior researchers. Interested members of the public are invited to a public lecture, comprising fascinating insights into the scientist’s field of research.

In 1975 the first Poet in Residence Martin Walser gave poetry readings in Essen, followed by many renowned authors such as Günter Grass, Jurek Becker, Cees Nooteboom or Keto von Waberer. For more than 30 years now the University has been inviting contemporary authors as visiting lecturers to give readings and teach seminars every year.

Each semester the cultural programme Studium Generale offers a stimulating and varied programme of events for everyone. The programme and events include the Uni-Colleg, the philosophical and medical seminar and the "Kleine Form" and in addition, concerts of the university choir, Big Band and other ensembles.

The Mercator-Professorship was established several years ago on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Gerhard-Mercator-University. Central criteria for the award of the Mercator-Professorship are cosmopolitanism and groundbreaking contributions by dealing with important questions of time. Previous Mercator Professors are former Federal Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Siegfried Lenz, Prof. Dr. Jan Philipp Reemtsma, Prof. Dr. Jutta Limbach, Volker Schlöndorff, Ulrich Wickert, Daniel Goeudevert, Walter Kempowski and Richard von Weizsäcker.