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More than 200 new students, along with postgraduates moving into a new phase of their studies, started their degree programmes at the HBK Braunschweig on Monday 19 October 2020. This follows the freshers’ orientation week, held from 12-16 October with the theme “Now you’ve arrived, let’s get started!”



The president of the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Braunschweig), Vanessa Ohlraun, is stepping down from her role at the end of this year. In a letter to the Ministry for Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony, she set out her reasons for her decision to leave the university as of 31 December 2020.



For new students at the HBK Braunschweig, Monday 12 October 2020 will be the very first day of their studies with us. For this special occasion, the University invites all new students to a videoconference at 10.00 am where they will be welcomed by the President.



“Sommerloch”, Braunschweig’s annual festival celebrating Pride and queer identities, is taking place this year from 7 July – 8 August. To mark the event, HBK Braunschweig will be flying the rainbow flag along with a banner displaying the famous words of American writer and activist Audre Lorde, “We must be the change we wish to see in the world”.



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Braunschweig University of Art announces the following Braunschweig Projects scholarship to be awarded in 2020 on behalf of the Federal State of Lower Saxony: Two scholarships in the field of Sound Art and five scholarships in the field of Fine Art.



As part of the ninth Braunschweig Projects programme, the HBK Braunschweig has awarded scholarships to eight outstanding artists from around the world. The scholarships were made possible through a grant from the State of Lower Saxony. A welcome ceremony will take place on 29 January 2020.