Heidelberg supports the March for Science and thereby the worldwide initiative for independent science and an open societal discussion on the basis of verifiable, solid facts. Prof. Dr Bernhard Eitel, president of Heidelberg University, invites all the members of the university to attend a demonstration on Saturday 22 April in Heidelberg.
Prof. Eitel: “The constitutionally protected freedom of research and teaching, knowledge on the basis of scientific methods and open discussion are indispensable for a democratic society and political decision-making. We intend to stand up for these values together.”
As the oldest university in Germany and one of the most research-intensive in Europe, Heidelberg University is particularly committed to freedom of research and teaching due to its influence throughout history. SEMPER APERTUS – always open – is the motto with which Heidelberg University also professes its responsibility for a knowledge-based dialogue with society and the world of politics.
In Heidelberg the march will start at 3pm from Friedrich Ebert Square and lead through the main street (Hauptstraße). It will conclude with a rally at University Square.
Source: Heidelberg University.
The speaker include among others Theresia Bauer (Minister of Science, Research and Education Baden-Württemberg), Prof. Eitel (Rector Heidelberg University), Michael Strube from HITS, Beatrice Lugger from NaWik and Christina West (Department of Geography Heidelberg University).
Join us and support the global March of Science on Earth Day April 22.