Program

The Opening Week marks the start of your studies: it begins on Thursday, 6 October, and ends on Friday, 14 October. During the first two days, you can arrive at Leuphana at your leisure. You will meet the tutors, your project group and get to know the professors of your degree programme.

After a free weekend, you will then devote yourself to the topic of the Opening Week, "Turning Points", and your project work. You will gather impressions in group work and discussions with people from science, society and politics. In the process, you will develop your own vision for the world society of tomorrow. After an exciting week in which you have approached the topic from different perspectives, the Opening Week will come to an end with the grand finale on Friday, 15 October.

Please find details about the packed programme below.

Program

  • Thursday, 6 October 2022
  • Friday, 7 October 2022
  • Monday, 10 October 2022 - Activists & Researcher
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022 - Villages & Cities
  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - Europe and the Global Community
  • Thursday, 13 October 2022 - Artists & Enterpreurs
  • Friday, 14 October 2022

Thursday, 6 October 2022

09:00 - 09:45

Interreligious Devotions

Auditorium

10:15 - 11:45

Opening Ceremony

Sascha Spoun, Pre­si­dent of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty
Video Message by Düzen Tekkal
Opening Speech tba
AStA Greeting
Claudia Kalisch, Mayoress of the Han­sea­tic City Lüne­burg
Steffi Hobuß, Aca­de­mic Di­rec­tor of Leu­pha­na Col­le­ge

Host: Christian Brei, Vice-President of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty
Music: Orchester des Wandels

Auditorium

11:45 - 12:30

Meet Project Groups and Go to the Group Room

 

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

 

14:15 - 15:15

Kick-off Project Work

with Boukje Cnossen & Daniel Lang

Host: Cornelius Gesing
Co-Host: Jelta Aden

Auditorium

15:15 - 15:30

IT-Einführung

mit Timo Leder

Auditorium

15:45 - 18:00

Get Together in Project Groups

 

Friday, 7 October 2022

9:00 - 9:45

The Idea of the Leuphana Bachelors

Talk  with Steffi Hobuß und Sebastian Wallot

Host: Sven Prien-Ribcke


Auditorium

9:45 - 10:20

The Interdisciplinary Modules in the Leuphana Semester

André Bader, Julius Rathgens, Annika Weiser and Johannes van Deest

Auditorium

10:20 - 10:30

Orchester

mit Rebecca Lang, Universitätsmusikdirektorin

Auditorium

10:30 - 10:45

Break

 

10:45 - 12:20

myStudy/Sprachkurse

mit Martina Lau, Studienberatung College

Auditorium

12:20 - 12:30

AStA and DSI

Auditorium

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break with Initiatives Market

 

14:00 - 14:10

University Sport

Auditorium

14:10 - 14:25

Universitätsbibliothek

mit Erik Senst


Auditorium

14:25 - 14:35 

Ombudsperson

mit Thies Reinck

Auditorium

14:35 - 14:40

Gleichstellungsbüro

mit Valentina Seidel

Auditorium

15:00 - 16:30

Major Vorstellungen

 

Monday, 10 October 2022 - Activists & Researcher

9:15 - 10:30

Good Morning, Campus!

Boukje Cnossen, Daniel Lang, Poldi Kuhl, Tobias Lenz

Talk with Poldi Kuhl & Claudia Kemfert

Key Term: Questioning Mind

Auditorium

11:00 - 12:00

Talk: Innovation and Education in Times of Crisis

with Thomas Sattelberger, former State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education
and Board Member of various DAX companies

Host: Poldi Kuhl

Auditorium

12:15 - 12:45

Project Work I: Exploring the Topic

Group Rooms

12:45 - 14:15

Lunch Break

 

14:15 - 18:30

Project Work I: Exploring the Topic

Group Rooms

19:15 - 20:30

Podium zur Zukunftstadt:
Was macht Lüneburg resilient?

Moderation: Daniel Lang

Forum

Turning Points:
Herausforderungen für Universität
und Wissenschaft 

Ein Gespräch mit Achatz von Müller

Moderation: Sven Prien-Ribcke

7. Etage

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 - Villages & Cities

09:15 - 10:30

Good Morning, Campus!

Talk with Daniel Lang & Jörg Stollmann, Architect and the Chair for Urban Design
and Architecture at TU Berlin's Institut für Architektur

Key term: Critique

Auditorium

10:45 - 12:45

Project Work II: Critically Analysing the Topic

 

12:45 - 14:15

Lunch Break

 

14:15 - 15:15

Talk

with Karen O`Brien, Professor in the Department of Sociology
and Human Geography at the University of Oslo

Host: Daniel Lang

Auditorium

15:45 - 18:30 

Project work II: Critically Analysing the Topic

 

19:15 - 20:30

Podium Nachhaltigen Finanzen

 

 

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - Europe and the Global Community

09:15 - 10:30

Good Morning, Campus!

Talk with Tobias Lenz & Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director of the German Development Institute (DIE)

Key Term: Visioning

Auditorium

10:45 - 12:45

Project Work III:
Critically Analysing the Topic and Engaging with Visions

Group Rooms

12:45 - 14:15

Lunch Break

 

14:15 - 15:15

Talk

with Prof. Dan Smith, Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Host: Tobias Lenz

Auditorium

15:45 - 18:30 

Project Work III:
Critically Analysing the topic and engaging with visions

Group Rooms

19:15 - 20:30

Talk

with Viktor Jerofejew, Russian author

 

 

Thursday, 13 October 2022 - Artists & Enterpreurs

09:15 - 10:30

Good Morning, Campus!

Talk with Boukje Cnossen

Auditorium

10:45 - 12:45

Project work IV:
Producing critical comment and visionary video

 

12:45 - 14:15

Lunch Break

 

14:15 - 15:15

Talk

Auditorium

15:45 - 18:30 

Continued:Project work IV:
Producing critical comment and visionary video

Auditorium

19:15 - 20:30

Program planed by Klippo

 

 

Friday, 14 October 2022

10:00 - 12:00

Criticism and vision: Sessions on 28 Topics with Advisors

Feedback-Session with Academic

 

12:30 - 14:00

Final

Closing with Christian Brei, Vice-President of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty
Campus Voices: Turning Points
Students Contributions: Videos & Commentaries
Guest: Lilith Wittmann
Dance Academy of the Leuphana University Lüneburg

Auditorium

Afterwards

AStA-Party