20. November 2018

Wild Bee Scientists: Our insect house project

Together with scientists from the University of Freiburg’s Department for Landscape Ecology, a group of UWC Robert Bosch College students are conducting research into insect biodiversity in Germany. The project, supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung initiative “Our Common Future”, involves sending out insect houses to schools all over Germany, so that solitary bees and wasps can lay their eggs in these houses. Schools then send the insect houses back to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, where students and researchers analyse them and identify the species within. Every Wednesday morning, a group of 10 RBC students meets with university researchers to work on the project – contacting schools, building insect houses and identifying wasp and bee species.

The aim of the project is to gain a better understanding of the factors influencing insect biodiversity, and to monitor the long-term development of insect populations. We are encouraging schools in Germany to participate – more information is available at www.schulinsektenhaus.de and in this video created by our students.

NEWS

03. April 2019
“Providing information is key”: The Kashmir conflict from two perspectives

In this interview with Badische Zeitung, our students Ibrahim from Pakistan and Suhail from the Kashmir region (under India) share their experiences with and perspectives on the current conflict. This interview is a direct translation from “Aufklärung ist der Anfang” …

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02. April 2019
Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs visiting UWC

On Thursday March 21 2019, Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs Susanne Eisenmann (CDU) visited UWC Robert Bosch College for the first time. During her visit, she caught a glimpse of the ideas behind the United World Colleges, as well …

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