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“The diversity of people on our campus is invaluable,” says Rector Martin Paul – here at the reception next to Jutta Schmid from the International Office.
Around 120 international academics attended the reception. They were welcomed by Monika Sprung, Head of the International Office.
Research Vice-Rector Günther Meschke (centre) also attended the reception for the international scientists on behalf of the university management.
As an evening for exchange and networking the event primarily served to get into conversation with each other.
After a break of three years due to the pandemic, the international evening took place again for the first time - in the coffee bar in the cafeteria foyer.
In small groups, the focus was on interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange of experiences with each other, with the rectorate and with various service and support institutions of the university.
An Evening for Exchange and Networking
For the first time since 2019, the reception for international researchers of Ruhr University Bochum could take place "live" again. The Rectorate and the organizing International Office are pleased about the lively participation and interactive exchange between all participants and how well the event was received. As a networking event for new and established international researchers at Ruhr University, the reception will once again resume its place in the calendar on an annual basis.
The diversity of people on our campus is invaluable.
“The diversity of people on our campus is invaluable. This includes bringing the best minds from all over the world to Ruhr University and welcoming them warmly into our university community”, says Rector Professor Martin Paul.
For us, this is a sign of a living welcome culture at our university.
The exchange is organized by the Welcome Centre at Ruhr University Bochum and is intended to contribute to the success of the researchers' stay in Bochum. "For us, this is a sign of a living welcome culture at our university," says Reena James, the Rector's Senior Policy Advisor for Internationalization. The evening also serves to promote interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange and networking among participants, including the opportunity to meet and speak with university management and staff of various service and support facilities of the university for international researchers in an informal setting.
We have replaced it with alternative offerings in recent years.
"The event has not been held in attendance since 2019 due to the corona pandemic, and we have replaced it with alternative offerings in recent years," explains Anna Gopon of the Welcome Centre, who took the lead in organizing the reception. Around 120 international scientists took part in the new edition: Professors, post-docs, doctoral students, research associates, visiting scientists, and research fellows.
15 May 2023