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30 years European-University Viadrina
Creating knowledge. Promoting encounters. Shaping the future.


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.

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
Winter Semester 2021/22 and Summer Semester 2022: Seminar on the History of the Viadrina Buildings
Winter Semester 2021/22 Seminar on "Student Views of the Twin City"
14 June 2022 Ecumenical Worship Service
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)

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

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.

Winter semester 2021/22: Seminar on "Student Views of the Twin City

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Viadrina, the seminar of cultural coordinator Constance Krüger traces former projects that were implemented between the university and the city. The research results are the starting point for updates and further developments. Which topics are still topical? Which questions have not been dealt with so far from a student perspective and which visions can be developed today?"

14 June 2022: Ecumenical Worship Service

On the occasion of the anniversary "30 years of Viadrina", the Ecumenical Student Work Frankfurt (Oder) and the Catholic Student Community at the Collegium Polonicum in Słubice invite you to an ecumenical service, in which the Bishop of the Protestant Church Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz Dr. Christian Stäblein will preach. Thematically, the service will take up the motto of the Viadrina anniversary: "Creating knowledge. Living Encounters. Shaping the future."

When: Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: Gertraudenkirche, Gertraudenplatz 6, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
Further Information: Website of the Ecumenical Student Work

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.