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

17. October 2019
UWC Graduate Mohamed Youssef Spoke at Global Affairs

On Oct 16, UWC Robert Bosch College held its third Global Affairs Session, with UWC Pearson College graduate Mohamed Youssef as a speaker. Mohamed currently works as a defense lawyer at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. He has …

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15. October 2019
Looking back at Open Day: a video journey

On September 21, we celebrated our five-year anniversary as a College. Here is a look back to our Open Day and Sommerfest, which attracted more than 800 visitors from Freiburg and beyond. Our student Vasyl interviewed the head of UWC …

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DATES

School Calendar

  • Global Affairs: The refugee crisis in Central America | reading and discussion with author Valeria Luiselli 2019-11-29 at 16:00 – 17:30
  • Special Focus Day: Inequality 2019-12-09 at 09:00 – 17:00
  • Global Affairs: Racism & language (student-led session) 2019-12-11 at 16:00 – 17:30
  • UWC Café 2019-12-14 at 19:30 – 20:30 Auditorium
  • Winter break 2019-12-19 – 2020-01-08
  • Global Affairs with Daniel Mittler (Greenpeace) 2020-01-22 at 16:00 – 17:30
  • Special Focus Day: Sustainability 2020-01-23 at 09:00 – 17:00
  • Project Week 2020-02-02 – 2020-02-08
  • Special Focus Day: Model UN 2020-02-21
  • Host family weekend 2020-03-28 – 2020-03-29

Public Events

  • Kultur in der Kartause | with Acrobat 2020-01-25 at 19:00 – 22:00
  • Kultur in der Kartause | with The Brothers 2020-02-14 at 19:00 – 22:00
  • Kultur in der Kartause | Sommerlesung mit Gottfried Haufe 2020-07-04 at 19:00 – 22:00
  • Sommerfest | Open Day 2020-09-19