Important visit from Melbourne

October 24, 2019

New Neuer Bonn University Ambassador appointed Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui (left) of the University of Melbourne was appointed Bonn University Ambassador. Right: Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmer. Photo: Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

Important visitors from Melbourne (from left) Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. James McCluskey, Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmer, Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Duncan Maskell, and Prof. Dr. Klaus Sandmann, Vice Rector for University Development and Equal Opportunity. Photo: Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

Venusberg Campus tour The Medical Director of the UKB, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Holzgreve (6th from left), welcomed the delegation and led them through the campus. Photo: UKB

 

A high-profile delegation of the University of Melbourne visited the University of Bonn in order to discuss a closer cooperation in research and training of early-career researchers. The Australian university is one of three strategic partnerships the University of Bonn maintains. Close links already exist especially in the areas of Food and Nutrition Sciences and Agricultural Sciences.

The Australian delegation of five was led by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Duncan Maskell. The position of Vice-Chancellor is equivalent to the position of a Rector in the German higher education system. Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmer, Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, and Prof. Dr. Klaus Sandmann, Vice Rector for University Development and Equal Opportunity provided a warm welcome to the honorable guest. Rector Prof Dr Dr hc Michael Hoch met the Vice-Chancellor the following day at the reception of the University of Melbourne at the Australian Embassy in Berlin.

The Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation and the University of Melbourne have been working together closely since 2016: Under the name ”Bonn & Melbourne Research and Graduate School‟, the two partners launched an International Research Training Group with by now over 30 jointly mentored doctorates. The exchange of doctoral students, young academics and researchers is promoted by the ”Bonn & Melbourne Academy for Excellence in ImmunoSciences/Infection‟ (BM-AXIS).

Find the press release here.