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Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years

Dies academicus 2018

On 9 November 2018, the University of Passau concluded the celebrations of its 40th anniversary with the dies academicus.

Anniversary Bus of the University of Passau

The University of Passau is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018 with a comprehensive program including a festival weekend and the dies academicus (day of academia) 2018.

Four decades of excellent research, innovative teaching, intensive knowledge and technology transfer – in a very special city at the heart of Europe. What our university is about and what drives us is shown in our image film.


Festival weekend

On the occasion of the anniversary, a festival weekend with the university's associations took place from June 8 to 10, 2018.

Symposium of Neuburger Gesprächskreis

As a prelude, the Neuburger Gesprächskreis 'Science and Practice' at the University of Passau (e. V.) organized a symposion on the topic 'How digital is our economy' on 8 June 2018. Top-class speakers from industry and science discussed the opportunities and risks as well as the current developments in digitalization.

Absolvia 2018

For the academic year 1993 (winter semester 1992/93 and summer semester 1993) more than 600 graduates (with doctorates) are listed. 25 years later, the Universtity of Passau invited 398 of them to the Absolvia meeting 2018 on 9 June.

Absolvia meeting 2018

Uni Live - Open day of the University of Passau

Discovering exciting projects, lobbing questions at real researchers, hands-on activities, music and culture at the riverside: On 9 June 2018, the Uni Live - Open day provided exciting insights into the work and life of our academics and students on Germany's most beautiful campus.

Program of Uni Live 2018


Celebration for all citizens of Passau

For the visitors of Uni Live - Open day, the day ended with the celebration for all citizens of Passau, on 9 June 2018 in the Innsteg-Aula and on the Innwiese. The festivites were inaugurated at 5 p.m. by the University's president Prof. Dr. Carola Jungwirth. A Science Slam by junior scientistis, a colorful musical program as well as a culinary offer concluded the evening.

The Academy visiting ... Passau

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the University of Passau, on June 15 2018 the Bavarian Academy of Sciences brought its, in 2012 established, annual series of events "The Academy visiting..." to Passau. Following visits to Würzburg, Augsburg, Bayreuth, Regensburg, Erlangen and Eichstätt, the event at the University of Passau was dedicated towards the topic "The Digital Revolution - opportunities and risks".

Following a public lecture on "Digital Transformation - Between horrific imagery and promise" by Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, PhD, a public panel discussion on the topic "Life environment 4.0 - our society in transition" commenced at 5 p.m. with Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess, Prof. Dr. Malte Rehbein, Prof. Dr. Barbara Zehnpfennig and Heike Schmoll as moderator. During the discussion, the panelists debated to what extent digitalization could effect the working and life environment.

Upcoming events

19/20 September 2018

2nd South Bohemian-Lower Bavarian Transfer Congress on the topic 'Transfer to the power of 2 - In Dialogue for Innovation'

17 October 2018

40 years freshman reception: Since its opening in 1978, the University of Passau welcomes its new students at the beginning of the academic year with the traditional Leberkäs'empfang

9 November 2018

Dies academicus: Celebration of the 40th annniversary of the University of Passau

22 November 2018

Kardinal Wetter award ceremony