One Virus, Many Small Waves

Dienstag, 21. April 2020 | 

The infectious disease expert Winfried Kern doesn’t expect the pandemic to end anytime soon and that there will continue to be localized outbreaks of Covid-19.

The Freiburg University Medical Center is currently treating 80 to 100 patients suffering from Covid-19. Although Professor Dr. Winfried Kern, Medical Director of Infectious Diseases at the Department of Medicine II, doesn’t expect these numbers to drastically increase, he also doesn’t believe that the pandemic will be over anytime soon. In an interview with Jürgen Schickinger, Kern talked about the current situation at the hospital, the treatments, the obstacles, the personal risks, and the challenges facing society. He also explained what a certain Protestant congregation had to do with the number of cases in southern Baden.


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Rector Schiewer visits the Alumni-Club North America

Dienstag, 21. April 2020 | 

“Dealing with Disruption: Challenges and Choices for 2020” — this was the theme of the fifth annual Friends of Freiburg University gala dinner. The occasion — which brings together alumni, researchers, and members of the trans-Atlantic community — featured lively and thought-provoking conversations about the current political and economic state of affairs of the US, Germany, and Europe.


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Christmas Greetings 2018 by Rector Hans-Jochen Schiewer

Montag, 17. Dezember 2018 | 

In his christmas speech, rector Hans-Jochen Schiewer summarizes this year’s events that have touched the university.


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Alumni-Chapter UK: Dinner & Drinks at Stein’s Berlin

Montag, 10. September 2018 | 

Dear Alumni,
I hope you spent a relaxing, sunny summer and had a good start after the holidays.

As a highly recommended restaurant with decent German food opened in Kensington a few weeks ago, some you might want to join for a relaxed dinner or just some drinks this coming Wednesday, 12 Sept 2018 at 7:30 pm in 51 Princes Gate, just off South Ken tube station, so an easy stop on the way home (for the ones living in the area) or interested in meeting some other Alumni.

Freiburg Alumni – Dinner & Drinks – Stein’s Berlin – 51 Princes Gate / Sth Ken tube – Wed, 12th Sept. 7:30 pm

Please RSVP via E-mail: or my mobile 07944-755770 and inform fellow Alumni you might know.

Kind regards,

Adrian Elkmann
Alumni Ambassador UK

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Alumni-Chapter UK: LUNCH – July 12th – 12h30, Browns Brasserie & Bar Old Jewry, Old Jewry

Dienstag, 10. Juli 2018 | 

Dear Alumni,


Hoping the summer treats you well, we would love to invite you to an ESCP Alumni lunch, taking place next Thursday, July 12th, at Browns Brasserie & Bar Old Jewry, 8-10 Old Jewry, EC2R 8DN at 12:30.

They have excellent food, refreshing drinks and an a la carte-menu as well as a decent fixed price menu. Just a quick walk from Bank/Livpool Street, and a nice opportunity to get together with fellow Alumni in a relaxed, pleasant setting.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.


Please forward to fellow-Alumni, and rsvp via email to

and to finalise the booking.


Many thanks, best regards, and a great summer,


Adrian Elkmann

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Alumni-Club North America at the Met

Dienstag, 24. April 2018 | 

Alumni Freiburg celebrated its first day with the opera on Saturday, April 21 taking in a performance of Verdi’s Luisa Miller at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and it was truly a wonderful and special experience.


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Subscribe to our online magazine newsletter

Dienstag, 6. März 2018 | 

Reports, interviews, image galleries, videos: The Department of Public Relations offers free, individually tailored newsletters aimed toward University of Freiburg alumnae and alumni. The editorial staff has been publishing a continuously updated multimedia online magazine on the Website since March 2017. The stories of people who have helped form and enrich the University are the main focus. All articles are available in German and English, divided into six categories dedicated to research, teaching, student life, university policy, the start-up culture and university patrons’ activities. Every month each category has a newsletter with current news. Readers can put together their own information package to match their interests.

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Alumni Weekend in New York 2017

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018 | 

Gathering with stakeholders – exciting workshops with Alumni – great Gala as a highlight

Alumni Freiburg North America, also known as Friends of Freiburg, celebrated its tenth anniversary at the annual Friends of Freiburg Alumni reunion in New York during the weekend of December 2nd with three signature events.  Friday evening saw a reception at the Liederkranz Society for people affiliated with the University of Freiburg as well as Eucor – The European Campus.


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Alumni Freiburg London Chapter Event 2017

Freitag, 3. November 2017 | 

Rector Schiewer with Alumni and Alumnae of the UK Chapter.

Members of the London Chapter of Alumni Freiburg, together with Rektor Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, gathered at Royal Albert Hall for an exciting matinee concert by the world-renowned Freiburger Barockorchester on 3 September 2017 as part of this year’s BBC Proms.


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University of Freiburg March for Science: 2500 Demonstrate for the Freedom of Science

Donnerstag, 27. April 2017 | 

March for Science Logo (Foto: March for Sciene Germany)

Director Professor Schiewer and the University Senate called upon scientists, students, alumni, members, and friends of the university and other research institutions in the region to take part in the “March for Science” on 22 April. More than 2500 people, including many alumni, responded to the invitation and participated in the march, making the Freiburg demonstration the largest in Baden-Württemberg.


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