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188th foundation day

Dies academicus

After two pandemic years, the Dies academicus shone again in its usual light: Seven honorary doctorates and five academic prizes were awarded at the University of Bern's foundation ceremony. The tribute to the first female President of the Swiss Confederation, Ruth Dreifuss, received much applause.

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The University of Bern is closely associated with the Swiss capital city of Bern. Academic excellence has earned Bern an international reputation. A large variety of education, sport and cultural opportunities as well as high living and environmental standards make Bern an attractive place for undergraduates, researchers and doctoral students.