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20 years HGI and founding of the Faculty of Computer Science - "Celebrate IT" ceremony on May 10, 2023

We cordially invite all interested parties to celebrate with us.

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We cordially invite you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Horst Görtz Institut for IT Security as well as the founding of the Faculty of Computer Science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum with us on May 10, 2023. The ceremony "Celebrate IT" will take place from 3:30 pm in the Convention Center of the Ruhr-University. Hendrik Wüst, Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Svea Eckert, investigative journalist of the NDR, will be speakers at the event, as well as others.

We offer an interesting and entertaining program with a party at the end of the event:

  • 16.00 - 16.10 Welcome address by Hendrik Wüst, Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 16.10 - 16.20 Welcome address by Martin Paul, Rector Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 16.20 - 16.25 Video-Statement by Thomas Eiskirch, Mayor of the City of Bochum
  • 16.25 - 16.40 On the foundation of the Faculty of Computer Science, Laurenz Wiskott, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science
  • 16.40 - 16.55 20 years HGI - review and outlook, Christof Paar (MPI founding director) Tim Güneysu (speaker HGI)

Refreshment break

  • 17.15 - 17.45 Keynote by Svea Eckert, investigative journalist (a.o. NDR)
  • From 18.00 Get-together with party

Food and beverages will of course be provided during the event.

To participate in the event, a registration here until March 31, 2023 is necessary.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at informatik-fakultaet(at)

General note: In case of using gender-assigning attributes we include all those who consider themselves in this gender regardless of their own biological sex.