The Haus der Universität is a place of dialogue and exchange between science and society – in the heart of Düsseldorf. After extensive renovations, the van Meeteren Foundation kindly allowed Heinrich Heine University to use the building at Schadowplatz 14 as an event centre and, since 2013, as a venue for scientific conferences and for presenting university research and teaching as well as academic culture. The premises can be booked free of charge by university members, but are also available for external events.
Our public programme is geared towards experiencing and discussing the presentation of current research findings. In addition, we host other public events relating to science, society and culture. We are supported in our work by various organisations, one of which being the Stiftung Haus der Universität which is administered by the Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf e.V.
The Haus der Universität takes on a central function for Heinrich Heine University at the interface between science and public. It is part of a higher-level university strategy, the Bürgeruniversität, which actively furthers the exchange between the city of Düsseldorf, its citizens as well as society as a whole. Thus Heinrich Heine University would like to make scientific findings accessible to the general public, to contribute to the understanding and the acceptance of research results and, conversely, to allow impulses from society to flow back into research.