Language courseLanguage Course: Basics of the German Language

January 2021

As the basic German course we offered during our International Researcher Days in November met with high demand, we are pleased to announce that we will offer the course again in January 2021, in a slightly different format. The course is designed for complete beginners and will give you the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge of the German language in order to master simple situations in everyday life in Germany.

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Information eventMeet the Expert: Income Taxes in Germany

21st January 2021, 4 pm

The Welcome Center of the Ruhr University Bochum has opened an online event on in the topic of tax law with special regard to income taxation for our international researchers, their families and hosts. An expert will answer questions like:

  • When am I liable to income tax?
  • How is the income taxed that I receive for my research in Germany?
  • As an international researcher, do I have to submit a tax declaration?
  • Which aspects are important for married couples when the partners work in different countries?

Registration will be open until 18 January 2021 via the registration form of the Ruhr University Bochum.

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Dr. Michael Lagers, LWL Museum für Archäologie Herne

Cultural eventDigital Guided Tour "Stoneage digital"

Fri, 29 January 2021, 2 pm

We would like to invite you to a fascinating digital tour through the LWL Museum of Archaeology in Herne!

Take a look with us deep below the surface, beneath which the relics of human history lie hidden. In the permanent exhibition of the LWL Museum of Archaeology, you will follow an excavation walkway through an artificial excavation landscape past Bronze Age graves and Roman wells, through Neanderthal caves and a medieval town.

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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.

Events for PhD students and Postdocs

Events for young researchers can be found on the website of the GC Plus.

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.