University of Vienna: 650 years and going strong

This year the University of Vienna celebrates its 650th anniversary. However, 2015 is nearing its end and that's a great opportunity to take a look back at the most memorable events and moments of our anniversary.

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  1. The celebration started with several billboard themes visualizing our long history. With a special emphasis on the founding year 1365. It makes the University of Vienna one of the oldest in Europe, with a lively, but at times, also dark history.
  2. Das neue Sujet hängt seit gestern ☺️ #uniwien #univienna #uniwienfeiert #650jahre #jubiläum
    Das neue Sujet hängt seit gestern ☺️ #uniwien #univienna #uniwienfeiert #650jahre #jubiläum
  3. Close to the date of our anniversary, March 12th, the activities around the celebration increased considerably. A large exhibition opened at the National Library. It was accompanied by an Instagram campaign created by students of art history, which tagged all buildings in Vienna connected to the university.
  4. Schon bemerkt? Ein Projekt von Studentinnen des Instituts für Kunstgeschichte. #wien1365 #uniwien #uniwienfeiert #graffiti
    Schon bemerkt? Ein Projekt von Studentinnen des Instituts für Kunstgeschichte. #wien1365 #uniwien #uniwienfeiert #graffiti
  5. Vienna trams were outfitted with the official colours of the university. Carrying the message of celebration all across the city: "Wir stellen die Fragen. Seit 1365." (We raise the questions. Since 1365.).
  6. Lust auf #tramspotting? Ab sofort ist unsere Jubiläums-Bim unterwegs! Wir sind schon neugierig auf eure Schnappschüsse :)
#univienna #uniwienfeiert #unibim
    Lust auf #tramspotting? Ab sofort ist unsere Jubiläums-Bim unterwegs! Wir sind schon neugierig auf eure Schnappschüsse :) #univienna #uniwienfeiert #unibim
  7. On the date of the anniversary, March 12th 2015, a large reception was held in the ceremonial hall of the university. Public representatives marked the date with commemorative speeches. Social media celebrated in its own way, with a Happy Birthday video :)
  8. Despite the merryment the University made sure not to forget about critical issues. "Bedrohte Intelligenz" a detailed exhibition about the university's practices during the Nazi-Regime commemorated the researchers, teachers and students who were driven away, deported or murdered.
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    Vernissage_Bedrohte Intelligenz_01_univie
  10. The underrepresentation of women at the university provided another backdrop for reflection and action. An exhibition of female busts in the Arkadenhof, served as a reminder, that until today only one female scientist is represented among the statues that are lined up there. A competition was launched for artists to add 7 more female busts.
  11. Radical Busts! Seit gestern stehen 33 goldene Frauenbüsten der Künstlerin Marianne Maderna im Arkadenhof. Habt ihr sie schon gesehen? #Kunst #uniwien #univienna #uniwienfeiert
    Radical Busts! Seit gestern stehen 33 goldene Frauenbüsten der Künstlerin Marianne Maderna im Arkadenhof. Habt ihr sie schon gesehen? #Kunst #uniwien #univienna #uniwienfeiert
  12. More highlights followed in May and June. On May 5th the largest of the anniversary exhibitions on the "Vienna Circle" opened. It traced the history of a movement of intellectuals around Moritz Schlick, Otto Neurath and Hans Hahn.
  13. #uniwien #wienerkreis #ausstellung #language
    #uniwien #wienerkreis #ausstellung #language
  14. From June 12th - 14th it was party time. During three days the stages were set on the University of Vienna Campus for the Campus Festival to celebrate with research exhibitions and lots of music.
  15. Great atmosphere with #deladap here at the #CampusFestival! Join us tonight until Sunday 🎉☀️ #uniwienfeiert #univienna #univie #party
    Great atmosphere with #deladap here at the #CampusFestival! Join us tonight until Sunday 🎉☀️ #uniwienfeiert #univienna #univie #party
  16. On June 26th the new university boat "Kastalia" hit the waters of the Danube for the "University Race 2015".
  17. Internationale Ruderregatta der Uni Wien - University Race 2015
  18. As things quieted down during the summer months, some 15 special guests got to participate in the first University of Vienna Instawalk. During the #instawalk650 the were able to access places in our main building that are normally not open to the public. Lots of great pictures were published.
  19. A great  #instawalk650 in @univienna with @igersaustria.at
#igersviennaontour  #igersaustria #viennainside #vienna #architecture #wien #igersvienna
    A great #instawalk650 in @univienna with @igersaustria.at #igersviennaontour #igersaustria #viennainside #vienna #architecture #wien #igersvienna
  20. With the return of the students in October things picked up pace again, as the final countdown of 2015 and our 650 year anniversary neared its end. To summarize the efforts of the year a press conference was held on October 20th.
  21. On our blog we published a behind-the-scenes report from our events management team.
  22. Our rector Heinz W. Engl blogged for us as well.
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