New Years Reception
On Thursday, January 21st some PPRE and EUREC students participated in the University of Oldenburg's annual New Year reception held at Oldenburg's Staatstheater. They were accompanied by Heidemarie Assmuth-Düster, Julia Rudman, Hans Holtorf, Prof. Michael Wark and Paul Ziethe. After a welcome drink the programme started. Welcome addresses were given by the Mayor of Oldenburg (Mr. Jürgen Krogmann), the Chairman of the Universitätsgesellschaft (Mr. Michael Wefers) and the President of Oldenburg University (Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Michael Piper). The general manager of the Staatstheater (Mr. Christian Firmbach) gave a short introduction to the programme. Next the students enjoyed three ballet choreographies (Marimba, Artikulation and Dumbarton Oaks). This event enabled the students to be introduced to Mr. Dietmar Schütz, one of the developers of Germany’s Renewable Energy Act. After the official programme the students first had a group photo taken with Mr. Piper before spending some time with their lecturers and then returning home to revise for their exams. Thanks to Inka Schwarze who is responsible for this event which all of us have enjoyed.