The stadium is full of young people. Long queues have formed at the food and drink stands. Many seats in the stadium are occupied. People laugh and talk. The mood is exuberant. Student Alina is also out and about in the midst of the happy crowd. With a beer in hand, the young woman is eagerly awaiting the start of the event.
Students look forward to starting at the university
“I am very happy about the greeting today. It’s a nice start to the new semester“says the law student in the WDR-Interview.
The voice of WDR-Moderator Anja Backhaus sounds and the two-hour stage program begins. After a welcome greeting from the Rector of the University of Axel Freimuth, the Vice Rector Beatrix Busse and the Mayor of the City of Cologne, Ralf Heinen, we will also take a look back at the past semester under corona conditions.
Online events to open up new perspectives
“Dan, that you persevered. It was incredibly difficult., emphasizes Eugen Essmann chairman of the AStA.
Even if the past semester was a challenge for many, online teaching has created new opportunities for the future, emphasizes the rector of the university.
He says: “Together with the students of the University of Cologne, the teachers have developed great new formats for digital teaching and we will not put these formats aside now, but we will continue to benefit greatly from them in the future.”
Science slams and bands create a good atmosphere
In addition to the first sports welcome speeches, there are and interviews with Olympic top performers on stage. An atmospheric evening and a successful semester opening party in the Müngersdorfer Stadium will end with the performances of the bands “Pneumatics” and “Moop Mama”.
Status: 11.10.2021, 9:04 p.m.