Program

We'd like to invite you to kick-off your studies with our grand Opening Week from 7 October (Thursday) to 15 October (Friday). The first two days are all about taking the very first steps: you will meet both the tutors as well as your project group and get to know the professors of your study program.

After a free weekend, the Opening Week will be dedicated to the topic "NEW DEAL". You're going to work in your project groups and gather impressions from discussions with interesting guests, hopefully developing your own vision for the world of tomorrow in the process. After an exciting week in which you were able to approach the topic NEW DEAL from different angles, the Opening Week ends on Friday, 15 October, with the final show where we're going to present some of the videos and commentaries you have worked on in your project groups.

The entire Opening Week takes place on the Leuphana campus and you're going to watch the livestreams of our Opening Week Studio in the project groups together.

Program

  • Thursday, 7 October 2021
  • Friday, 8 October 2021
  • Monday, 11 October 2021
  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021
  • Wednesday, 13 October 2021
  • Thursday, 14 October 2021
  • Friday, 15 October 2021

Thursday, 7 October 2021

10.00 - 11.15 am

First Get Together in Project Groups

Meet your project group on campus!

11.15 - 12.30 pm

Opening Ceremony (Livestream)

Christian Brei, Executive Vice President of Leuphana University, presents the Opening Ceremony with many exciting guests: 

  •  Maja Göpel, Political Economist and Transformation Researcher
  •  Sascha Spoun, Pre­si­dent of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty
  •  Ulrich Mädge, Mayor of the Hanseatic City Lüneburg

Furthermore, Steffi Hobuß, Aca­de­mic Di­rec­tor of Leu­pha­na Col­le­ge, will discuss ideas of academic education with members of the AStA

Music by Orchester des Wandels

12.30 - 2.15 pmLunchbreak & Walk of AStA
12.30 - 1.00 pm or 1.45 - 2.15 pm

Interreligious Welcome with

  •  Leevke Johanna Stürmer, Studentin Kulturwissenschaften
  •  Jona Simon, Rabbiner des Landesverbandes der Jüdischen Gemeinden Niedersachen
  •  Roberto Abdurahim Pera, Islamwissenschaftler
  •  Oliver Petersen, Buddhistischer Lehrer
  •  Dr. Barbara Hanusa, Mentorin für Lehramtsstudierende ev. Theologie
  •  Silke Ideker, ev. Hochschulseelsorgerin
  •  Michael Hasenauer, kath. Hochschulseelsorger
2.15 pmGet Together in Project Groups
2.30 - 3.30 pm

Opening Week Kick-off (Livestream)

The Leuphana professors Luise Görges, Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich, Michael Koß and Daniel Lang discuss the topic of the Opening Week

Presented by Cornelius Gesing with Leonie Schmitt

3.30 - 5.45 pmGet Together in Project Groups

Friday, 8 October 2021

9.00 amGet Together in Project Groups
9.15 - 10.15 am

Outlook for the Leuphana Semester - College Kick-Off (Livestream)

The Idea of the Leuphana Semester with

  •  Erich Hörl, Honorary Vice President for the Leuphana College
  •  Steffi Hobuß, Aca­de­mic Di­rec­tor of Leu­pha­na Col­le­ge

The Interdisciplinary Modules in the Leuphana Semester with

  • Annika Weiser
  • Julius Rathgens
  • Johannes van Deest
  • André Bader

Presented by Sven Prien-Ribcke

10.15 - 12.30 pm

Introduction myStudy and Course Selection with (via Zoom)

  •  Anja Stegert & Martina Lau, Team Leuphana College
  •  Paul Siegert, Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media
  •  Lynette Kirschner, Head of Department Language Center
12.30 - 2.30 pmLunchbreak & Walk of AStA
2.30 - 4.30 pmMajor Introduction (on campus or via zoom)

Monday, 11 October 2021

9.00 am                              Get Together in Project Groups
9.15 – 10.15 am

Good Morning, Campus! (Livestream)

Leuphana Professor Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich in discussion with Nari Kahle, author of the book "Mobilität in Bewegung", and Sascha Spoun, President of Leuphana University

Presented by Cornelius Gesing with Zülfikar Ali Simsek

10.15 – 12.15 pm            

Project Work

12.15 – 2.15 pmLunchbreak & Sports
2.15 pmGet Together in Project Groups
2.30 – 3.30 pm

Talk (Livestream)

Leuphana Professors Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich and Daniel Lang in discussion with Francesca Bria, Digital and Innovation Policy Expert

Presented by Cornelius Gesing

3.30 – 6.30 pm

Project Work

Meet up with academics

7.15 pm

Zukunftsstadt-Magazin (Livestream)

Daniel Lang in discussion with Niko Paech, Corinna Krome and Kathrin Wolter

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

9.00 am                       Get Together in Project Groups
9.15 – 10.15 am

Good Morning, Campus! (Livestream)

Leuphana Professors Daniel Lang and Roman Trötschel in discussion with Bernd Ulrich, Deputy Editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Die ZEIT

Presented by Cornelius Gesing with Jelta Aden

10.15 – 12.15 pm                  Project Work
12.15 – 2.15 pm               Lunchbreak & Sports
2.15 pmGet Together in Project Groups
2.30 – 3.30 pm

Talk (Livestream)

Leuphana Professor Daniel Lang in discussion with Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research

Presented by Cornelius Gesing

3.30 – 6.30 pm

Project Work

Meet up with academics

Exchange with practitioners via Zoom

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

9.00 am                                  Get Together in Project Groups
9.15 – 10.15 am         

Good Morning, Campus! (Livestream)

Leuphana Professor Michael Koß in discussion with Marina Weisband, Psychologist and Democracy Activist, and Felix Englisch, Leuphana student and founder Mitwirk-o-mat

Presented by Cornelius Gesing with Jonathan Schanz

10.15 – 12.15 pm Project Work
12.15 – 2.15 pm    Lunchbreak & Sports
2.15 pmGet Together in Project Groups
2.30 – 3.30 pm

Talk: A Living Concept of Fatherland (Livestream)

Leuphana Professor Michael Koß in discussion with Helmut Walser Smith, US-American Historian

Presented by Cornelius Gesing

3.30 – 6.30 pmProject Work

Thursday, 14 October 2021

9.00 am                             Get Together in Project Groups
9.15 – 10.00 am

Good Morning, Campus! (Livestream)

Leuphana Professor Luise Görges in discussion with Achim Hensen, Co-Founder at Purpose Foundation and Purpose Ventures, and Alexa Böckel, SCHub and Research Assistant at Leuphana

Presented by Cornelius Gesing with Kim-Mai Hoang

10.15 – 12.15 pmProject Work
12.15 – 2.15 pm

Lunchbreak & Sports

2.15 pm         Get Together in Project Groups
2.30 – 3.30 pm

Talk (Livestream)

Leuphana Professor Luise Görges in discussion with Grace Blakeley, English Economics and Politics Commentator

Presented by Cornelius Gesing

3.30 – 6.30 pm

Project Work

Finishing and submission of group work

Friday, 15 October 2021

10.15 - 11.45 am                   

Criticism and Vision: Sessions on 33 Topics with Advisor

Feedback from other groups and advisor

12.15 – 1.30 pm

Final Show (Livestream)

Guest: Konstantin Kuhle, Member of the German Bundestag and Member of the FDP Federal Executive Committee

Campus Voices: NEW DEAL

Presentation of the students' contributions on the topic NEW DEAL

  •  4 visionary videos
  •  2 criticial commentaries

With Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich, Daniel Lang, Michael Koß, Christian Brei and Steffi Hobuß

Presented by Cornelius Gesing