The opening was on August 29th. The welcoming was done by Dietlind Grabe-Bolz, Mayor of the city of Giessen, Dr Helge Braun, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Prof Dr Peter R. Schreiner, Vice President of the Giessen University and Prof Dr Frank Runkel, Vice President of the Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen.
Every Tuesday in the concert hall next to the exhibition scientists from Giessen reported about their research results and discussed their ideas for the future with the audience.
The exhibition was a guest at the initiative of the city of Giessen, the Justus Liebig University Giessen and the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen and joins in the activities of the communication campaign “Hessen schafft Wissen” of the Hessian universities, research institutions and the State of Hesse.
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Media Response (in German only)
Ausstellung: „Rundgang durch die Welt von morgen“ in der Kunsthalle eröffnet / „Existenzielle Fragen“
Gießener Anzeiger, 31.08.2013
»Ideen 2020« in der Kunsthalle
Gießener Allgemeiner, 31.08.2013
Ausstellung „Ideen 2020“ in der Giessener Kunsthalle bis 19. Sept. 2013
Gießener Zeitung, 31.08.2013
Ausstellung “Ideen 2020” im Rathaus bietet Rundgang durch die Welt von morgen
Gießener Zeitung, 01.09. 2013
Wasser: Lebenselixier im Mittelpunkt bei Vortrag von Experten der JLU und der THM / Medikamentenrückstände
Gießener Anzeiger, 09.09. 2013
Questions from visitors in Nuremberg
“Why are electric cars viewed so positively when so much primary energy is involved in their manufacture? Surely we should be doing everything we can to preserve these resources.” Read the answer here.
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