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Events

Numerous events will accompany "30 years of Viadrina" between July 2021 and October 2022. The European University Viadrina will kick off the celebrations with a panel discussion and the opening of a photo exhibition on 15 July 2021.

The following overview shows all upcoming events.

Overview
15 July 2021 to 31 October 2022 Photo exhibition - A photographic journey through 30 years of Viadrina history
From 15 July 2021 Online exhibition to discover and remember
October 2021 Guided tours in several languages and exhibition at the University Library
21 October 2021 Opening of the Main Auditorium and the Academic Year 2021/2022 at the Collegium Polonicum
21 October 2021 Vernissage "Portraits of the Collegium Polonicum"
Winter Semester 2021/22 and Summer Semester 2022: Seminar on the History of the Viadrina Buildings
June 2022 Viadrina Day
October 2022 Alumni Event


15 July 2021 to 31 October 2022: Photo exhibition - A photographic journey through 30 years of Viadrina history

The photo banner exhibition in front of the library in the university’s main building offers an entertaining journey through time. Around 560 pictures printed on 14 fabric banners of more than two metres height show highlights from 30 years of Viadrina history.

When: 15 July 2021 to 31 October 2022, opening hours of the main building.
Where: Gallery in front of the library, main building, Große Scharrnstraße 59, Frankfurt (Oder)

From 15 July 2021: Online exhibition to discover and remember

Showing historical images accompanied by German and Polish texts, the online exhibition invites visitors to discover and remember. In the course of the year, image galleries, videos and further stories will complement the digital offer and allow visitors to experience the Viadrina’s history and the many players who have built up and shaped the university since its founding.

When: from 15. July 2021
Where: online

October 2021: Guided tours in several languages and exhibition at the University Library

The University Library is planning to offer guided tours through the reading room in the following languages: German, English, Russian, Polish, Spanish, French and Upper-Rhine Alemannic. In addition, photos of the building history of the university library will be presented in display cases and on roll-ups in the library's entrance area.

When: October 2021
Where: University Library, Große Scharrnstraße 59, Frankfurt (Oder)

21 October 2021: Opening of the Main Auditorium and the Academic Year 2021/2022 at the Collegium Polonicum

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the academic year 2021/2022, the Main Auditorium of the Collegium Polonicum will be reopened. A fire had broken out there the night of 31 July 2018, burning parts of the roof as well as the interior design and furniture of the CP's largest hall.

When: Thursday, 21 October 2021, 12.00 p.m.
Where: Collegium Polonicum, Ul. Kościuszki 1, Słubice

21 October 2021: Vernissage "Portraits of the Collegium Polonicum"

The exhibition shows 30 portraits of people closely linked to the Collegium Polonicum. They were painted by Kama Kuik, an artist from Poznań. The portraits will be permanently shown in the lobby in front of the Main Auditorium.

When: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Where: Collegium Polonicum, Ul. Kościuszki 1, Słubice

Winter Semester 2021/22 and Summer Semester 2022: Seminar on the History of the Viadrina Buildings

Under the direction of Viadrina historian Prof. Werner Benecke, students will research the history of the Viadrina buildings in the winter semester 2021/22 and summer semester 2022. The results will be presented in an exhibition in July 2022.

June 2022: Viadrina Day

The Viadrina Day in June 2022 will be dedicated to "30 years of the European University".

October 2022: Alumni Event

To conclude the celebrations, the European University Viadrina invites its alumni to return to Frankfurt (Oder) - 30 years after the first students enrolled.