Change to science and health

Annette Storsberg, State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture and Science of the North Rhine-Westphalia region, together with the president of prof. Dr. Honey. On the day of application of research at the University of Applied Sciences (hsg Bochum) on July 4, 2019. Anne Friedrichs put on the roof of the university's lighting installation "How love can be & # 39; and so it opened solemnly. The Ministry of Culture promotes the implementation of the art project at Hsg Bochum.

The letter created by the British artist Tim Etchells in 2014 originally came from the project & # 39; We're not Detroit & # 39; in Schauspielhaus Bochum, involving artists, architects, urban designers, designers and scientists. to address the issues of change for the city through deindustrialization.

The insignia has already become a "small landmark" for Bochum, said Annette Storsberg in a greeting speech and added: "The artwork came about as a reaction of the city and its citizens to the closure of the Opel factory in Bochum. It was the event that has long been aroused to us. Bochum should not develop in the same way as in Detroit: from the end of the local automotive industry, the former US industrial city is struggling against free seats and decay. "Artistic work not only does shows a close link between culture and science, but also leads to a close connection with over 1000 light bulbs. Reyes, the state secretary said.

In her greeting speech, Anne Friedrichs emphasized that the University of Health supports the process of joint reflection on the future of the city of Bochum and the Ruhr area.

Friedrichs: "As a health university at the new North Rhine-Westphalia campus in Bochum, we stand in a special way for structural changes in the region and as a visible sign of the change of this city away from coal, heavy and auto industry in the direction of the future science and health sectors We continue the tradition of the Ruhr-Universität Bochums, which was in the jubilee year – fifty and not ten as ours – not only the work of art symbolizing the further development of the city, but also – Dr. Elmar Weiler said symbolizes Bochum's common growth with various universities. We would like to build on that idea. "

In his speech, the Secretary of State stressed that the University of Health is something unique because it is the first national institution offering training for health professionals at the state university.

"We were revolutionary here in North Rhine-Westphalia and we are still happy about it almost ten years after the founding of the university," says Storsberg. The research at Hsg Bochum has set itself the goal of contributing to a sustainable solution of health and social, technical, economic and environmental processes. Focused specifically on the problems and issues of regional health care, Hsg Bochum has, accordingly, set itself strategically and interdisciplinary, "said Annette Storsberg.

It also enjoys the dense and diverse network of universities of applied science. "Since scientific curiosity meets orientation to implementation, there is enormous potential to overcome the challenges of our time," says Storsberg.

Prof. Kerstin Bilda, vice president of research at Hsg Bochum, emphasized in her speech that research is an integral part of HSG culture. "We want to make a significant contribution to the supply of population based on facts and needs, thus supporting the academicization and further development of sustainable health professions," she said.

In order to link interdisciplinary research topics and make them visible to the outside world, the Institute for Applied Health Research (IAG) was established four years ago as a central scientific institution. Bilda: "Four research topics are being dealt with scientifically in the interdisciplinary specialist groups of IAG. This includes health and technology, culture and health, child development and obesity and reproductive health. The theme that links all four areas of research is exploration of utility.

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