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14. 06. 2022

Successful Summer reception by the University Liaison Offices

FOR RELEASE JUNE 14, 2022 AT 4:00PM - Kira Heetpass

The University Liaison Offices of the 15th floor of the German House in New York City had a great summer reception this past Thursday, June 9th 2022 at the private residence of the German Consul David Gill.

In his opening speech consul Gill spoke of the challenges the academic world has faced in the past years, including the shift towards digitalization brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as giving a statement about the now ongoing war in Europe. Since Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine, there is an even greater need to build stable and enriching transatlantic friendships. The sciences and an academic connection play an important role in forming these bonds and establishing diplomatic relations across the disciplines and nations.

The evening was accompanied musically by Eleanor Dubinsky and Dario Acosta Teich, who played narrative driven jazz inspired pieces as well as an audience favorite – Nena’s “99 Luftballons”.

The Liaison Offices include prestigious German institutions such as the University Alliance Ruhr, the University of Cologne, the University of Freiburg, the University of Heidelberg, Campus OWL and UAS7 – German Universities of Applied Sciences.