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20 years of media studies

From Internet connections that block the fixed network in the house and "MMMbop" by Hanson at number 1 in the charts to virtual reality and smartphones with facial recognition: the world has changed in the 20 years that media studies in Trier has been inexorably changed. Changes at the global political level have moved people in the same way as innovations in Trier or in media studies.

Eintracht is better than the reigning Champions League winner! That was at least true on October 28, 1997, when the black and blue Borussia Dortmund defeated in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup 2-1. The kickerthen etches against Dortmund: “Dortmund without Sammer, Ricken, Feiersinger, Reuter, Tanko, Chapuisat, Cesar and Kree - and left as if by all good spirits. The weaknesses on the defensive (Schneider, Sauerland) are frightening, the passivity in the build-up is pathetic, the technical weaknesses in the storm (Herrlich) are sobering. The high favorite stumbled around helplessly. Trier, on the other hand, seems intoxicated. Disrespectful and robust. ”The quarter-final against Waldhof Mannheim also wins the Eintracht, only in the semifinals is it over against MSV Duisburg after a dramatic 9:10 on penalties.

In the competition for the DFB Cup, Eintracht Trier achieved a sensation by defeating Borussia Dortmund.

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When Lady Diana, the former Princess of Wales' car crashes into a concrete pillar in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997, she and her partner Dodi Al-Fayed are pursued once more by paparazzi. Diana had spent most of her life in the spotlight, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes involuntarily. The photographers arrive at the scene after the crash, but take countless photos of the scenery and even the dying princess. Although the latter recordings are never published, Diana's death will forever be linked to the question of how far a person's full life is a matter of public interest.

In the 1997/98 winter semester, media studies started in Trier. The new subject inherits the “media communication” certificate and is in tune with the times. Because at the end of the 1990s, even non-freaks realized that skillful handling of the media and, above all, the burgeoning internet will soon become essential.


The generosity of the Nikolaus Koch Foundation is indispensable for the start of media studies in Trier: It finances a professorship on the master’s degree. In the first semester of the subject, around 40 students are enrolled in media studies, and over the years the number of those who want to study anything related to media will steadily increase. With us right from the start: Hans-Jürgen Bucher, who would say years later: "Trier certainly does not have the advantages of the Mainz, Munich, Frankfurt or Berlin locations. However, the offer was always comparable to other media locations and even better compared to mass universities."

Princess Diana's funeral becomes a worldwide media event.

Source: Screenshot Archive.org Wayback Machine www.uni-trier.de

Pretty chic: When media studies was introduced in Trier, the website of the University of Trier looked like this.

Another British woman is also on everyone's lips in 1997, but for a far more gratifying reason: with "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", the teacher Joanne K. Rowling makes millions of children, young people and adults read. The "Philosopher's Stone" is the first volume in the most successful book series of all time.

The Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Kurt Beck, unveils a memorial plaque for Willy Brandt in Trier. It is a present from the city's SPD on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the former State Secretary Karl Haesher and shows Brandt's facial features on a bronze plate.


In 1998 the basketball players from TVG Trier secured gold instead of bronze. After two wins in extra time, they win the German Cup and celebrate their first ever title. The TrierischeVolksfreund then wrote almost poetically: "Charly (Carl Brown) dances. He pulls his shoulders up, shakes his arms wildly. Nods his head like a pony at a gallop. Tears his knees up to his chest. The tongue hangs out, that Whiteness in the eyes is glowing. He is beaming, he laughs. Clap your hands, clap your forehead. This is how dervishes move in the moment of the highest religious rapture. Charly's Shuffle - the dance of a magician. Unique in German basketball. "

The TVG Trier cup win inspires the fans and motivates reporters to write at their best.

Source: Screenshot Uni Trier: "125 Years Trierischer Volksfreund": http://125jahretv.uni-trier.de/zeitung/04/p4_2.htm

No more for the eternal Chancellor: Helmut Kohl and his CDU lose the 1998 Bundestag election after 16 years in power, and a red-green coalition moves into parliament for the first time at the federal level. At its head is Gerhard Schröder, who proclaims that to rule he only needs "BILD, BamS and the telly". Kohl, on the other hand, had always been known for his difficult relationship with journalists.

The UVA studio is the venue for a workshop which, among other things, includes a live link to the EU Commission in Brussels. The host will be Axel Bunz, Head of the Bonn Representation of the European Commission.


The room on the fifth floor in which the workshop takes place will later become the preferred seminar room of the man who holds the second professorship in media studies: Martin Loiperdingerteaches in Trier from the summer semester 1998.


He is not the only face that is still known today to join this year: Christof Barth1998 became a research assistant in Trier.


With the conference "The newspaper in the field of tension between printing and digitization", media science proves that it was already a year before Internet luminary Boris Becker in the AOL spot "Am I already in?" asks, thinks about the future of journalism.

"You are a pathetic journalist." Reporters from former Chancellor Helmut Kohl were allowed to listen to these and other niceties.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." US President Bill Clinton announced this to his nation in January 1998. The Washington Post had previously reported that the president was in a relationship with 24-year-old Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. An unimaginable scandal that shakes the USA to its foundations! When a DNA test reveals Clinton to be a liar, Clinton is faced with possible charges of perjury and impending impeachment. Ultimately, he can escape both, but he still has to live with jokes about the "oral office".

Source: Media Studies University of Trier

In 1999 Trier finally said "au revoir", because the last armed forces stationed in the city finally left their quarters one year before the turn of the millennium. Apparently only limited thought was given to the future of the French facilities, because to this day the houses in the Burgundian quarter, also known as the "French Quarter", on the border between Kürenz and Tarforst, are falling into disrepair despite their actually optimal location.


It looks more chic in the "Neuer Petrisberg" district, which will become an exclusive residential and commercial area around five years after the troops have withdrawn.

The "Neue Petrisberg" (above) is not only an exclusive residential area, but also a location for companies, doctors and businesses. In contrast, there is the orphaned and increasingly neglected Burgundy district (below).

Source: Screenshot of Trierischer Volksfreund: https://www.volksfreund.de/region/trier/das-trierer-burgunderviertel-geisterdorf-in-bester-lage_aid-5733385

Source: Bobinet; Wikimedia Creative Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Petrisberg_Luftbild.JPG#/media/File:Petrisberg_Luftbild.JPG

Before August 11, 1999, millions of Germans would buy futuristic-looking cardboard or plastic glasses to watch the total solar eclipse over Central Europe. Although it is clear, unlike in previous centuries, that this is not a sign of the apocalypse, computer fans have already identified the next trigger for the end of the world: the Y2K error, in which computers would not be able to process the year "00" , they believe will lead to a collapse of the banking system, crashing planes and anarchy. The actual consequences are far less dramatic: the website of the US Naval Observatory briefly states the year 19100, and an Italian telephone company sends out bills for January 1900.


In the United States, 1999 was marked by a heated discussion about violence in schools after students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold ran amok on April 20 at Columbine High School. In the most serious act of violence at a US high school, they kill 13 people and themselves. To this day, it is discussed whether mental disorders, media violence or bullying were the trigger for their act.

On June 12, 1999 everyone can visit the University of Trier completely NC-free: On the open day, 8,000 visitors flock to the campus and get to know the various fields. Of course, media studies also insisted on introducing themselves and at the same time showing off their modernity: The PC pool on the fifth floor of the time is being converted into an internet café and sending many people in Trier on their first trip over the "data highway" .


The lecturer Horst Keller receives an award for his many years of fair reporting on the Council of Europe.


Together with the TU Ilmenau, the University of Trier is organizing a joint online seminar under the direction of Professors Bucher and Löffelholz. The technical implementation succeeds and the seminar is a success. Nevertheless, the conclusion is: "Better in person than online".


The International Journalism Exchange program with Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota starts.

Despite their rather simple design, the solar eclipse glasses are a bestseller.

UVA director Paul Berghäuser during the technical implementation of the cross-city online seminar.

Source: Media Studies Trier

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The kitties get involved: The Trier women's handball team with the unusual nickname entered the first handball league for the first time in 2000, where it should remain until 2015. "Miezen" is derived from the club name MJC Trier.


In November 2000 the Trier District Court issued a penalty order for aiding and abetting embezzlement against the Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Housing, Reinhard Klektiven. Klimmel, who was involved in opaque payments to FC Saarbrücken, took his hat three days later.


Car and motorsport fans from Trier and the surrounding area are enthusiastic because the Rally Germany starts and ends in the Roman city for the first time. Since then, the program of the race has included the show start in front of the Porta Nigra and the Super Special course through the old town.

It doesn't always have to be Paris-Dakar: The course of the Rally Germany already led through downtown Trier. This picture shows a scene from 2007 that was taken near Thomm.

Source: CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

It was clear from the start that there would be a new US president in 2000. However, whether this would be called George W. Bush or Al Gore will not be decided until November 7th. In the end, Bush just won, with fewer than 600 votes in the state of Florida ultimately tipping the balance. To this day, critics suspect manipulation, among other things because of the voting machines used and the fact that Bush's brother Jeb is governor of Florida. By the way: A certain Donald Trump is also running for election in 2000, but his entry into politics is generally dismissed as a joke.


In 2000 there was also a more or less new man in the Kremlin: Vladimir Putin became the second post-Soviet president of Russia. The choice seems to be only a formality, however, because Putin has held the office of prime minister since 1999. After the resignation of the previous President Yeltsin, he also took over his duties, so Putin cannot complain about a lack of practice.

In just the third year of its existence, media studies is already the flagship of the University of Trier. At least that is how the Trierische Volksfreund, who reports on the applicant boom, sees it. Around 1,200 applications for the 60 places in the master’s degree are received. It's good that there has been one more media expert at the institution since this year: Annette Deeken becomes Professor Annette Deeken thanks to her work on travel films.


Not only new students are keen on media studies, professionals are also looking forward to the subject. That is why the Trier district association of the German Association of Journalists has Hans-Jürgen Bucher present the latest research and current projects. A particularly exciting activity for her: the CD-ROM for her 125th birthdayof the people of Trier.


Media studies works with the radio station RPR1. Students report online about events in the region and can thus gain media experience.

Source: White House photo by Eric Draper

Source: Kremlin.ru [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) or CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

New presidents: George W. Bush (left) and Vladimir Putin (right) came to power in 2000.

Source: Screenshot http://125jahretv.uni-trier.de/titel/01/index3.htm

Start menu of the CD-ROM "125 Years of Trierischer Volksfreund".

The TVG Trier basketball players secure the trophy for the second time, and to date it is the last title win by the team, now known as the Gladiators.


Meanwhile, things are also going well for the men with the porta on their chests: At the end of the 2000/01 season, Eintracht Trier was in second place in the then third-class Regionalliga Süd. This is enough for promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga.


In 2001, Antenne West started a new radio station from and for Trier. The station played pop music and news from the region on frequency 88.4.


Four days before Christmas Eve, Pope John Paul II calls Reinhard Marx as 102nd Bishop of Trier. He is the successor to Hermann Josef Spital, who had held the office since 1981.

Reinhard Marx's coat of arms as Bishop of Trier (above) showed the symbol of the evangelist Markus, whose name is reminiscent of "Marx". The photo below shows Marx in 2010. Marx is now a cardinal and archbishop of Munich and Freising.

Source: Wolfgang Roucka (Archbishop's Ordinariat Munich) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Ekpah (own work of Ekpah) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The attacks of September 11, 2001 shocked the world: headlines like "US ATTACKED" (New York Times), "IT'S WAR" (Daily News), "BASTARDS" (San Francisco Examiner) and "GREAT GOD, STAND BY US!" (BILD) reflect anger, horror and disbelief.


President George W. Bush calls on his compatriots not to be intimidated and sets an example: A month and a half after 9/11 he throws the ceremonial first ball at a playoff game of the New York Yankees amid loud "USA" shouts and is wearing a New York Fire Department sweater. Bush is protected during his appearance by agents disguised as referees.


In addition to terrorism, it is primarily BSE that scares the Germans. The disease, also known as mad cow disease, prevents many from consuming beef. BSE is actually transferable to humans, but no human victim has been registered in Germany to date.


The world's first webcam, which had broadcast from the University of Cambridge's Trojan Room for eight years, was taken offline in 2001. And that despite the fact that her job had been an extremely important one: she had filmed the workforce's coffee machine to inform all employees about the level of the jug.

On the homepage of media studies, Internet users can find out everything they ever have to say about the daily routine at Trier Universitywanted to know. From Christof Barth having breakfast, to Ignaz Bender, a university chancellor on a bike, to foreign students who say in Japanese, Arabic or Thai "The bus just drove out of my face", everything is included.


The implementation of the project was only made possible by the creation of the new multimedia pool, whose high-tech equipment includes digital cameras, 3-color printer and its own audio editing unit.


Hans-Jürgen Bucher takes up his visiting professorship at HamlineUniversityin St. Paul, Minnesota. Not the only time that the subject has received international attention: The Indonesian Jakarta Post writes about the rules for serious reporting. Quoted expert: A certain Hans-Juergen Bucher from Trier, Germany.


The research project: "Internet in the People's Republic of China: Cultural characteristics and regional impact of a global medium"begins. One of the participants in this is Fang Weigui, who is not only known for his research.

Source: Trierischer Volksfreund, December 10, 2001

Martine Hemmer, student of media studies, in Volksfreund.

George W. Bush's appearance in New York shortly after September 11th.

The newly introduced euro can be found in large numbers in the coffers of the Trier restaurateurs: The hotel industry in the Roman city is booming! 340,107 guests spend 637,845 nights in Trier. This means that an average of 1,800 tourists stroll through the city every day. Overall, the number of visitors is three times as high as that of the residents. There is enough to see: Trier is known for its historical buildings and excavation sites. A lot to see for the visitors and plenty of "lowies" for everyone who runs a hotel or restaurant in Trier.

Source: Berthold Werner (own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: By Helge Klaus Rieder (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Several hundred thousand guests were impressed by the beauty of Trier for themselves in 2002. The Porta Nigra (above) and the main market (below) are just two of the city's numerous attractions.

At the turn of the year, the euro will be officially introduced as cash in twelve countries with a total of 308 million inhabitants. The cash changeover is considered a significant event in the history of Europe and a major technical challenge: it is the largest currency changeover of all time. After parallel circulation, which in some countries lasts up to two months and allows payments to be made in euros or in the national currency, the euro becomes the sole legal tender in the euro area on March 1, 2002.

Instead of showing personalities, the euro banknotes depict fictitious structures based on classic European styles.

Source: Blackfish (Own work based on: European Central Bank) [ECB decisions ECB / 2003/4 and ECB / 2003/5 or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) ], via Wikimedia Commons

On the open day in June 2002, budding media scholars will report live around the clock on the event. With an online magazine, students of the subject in cooperation with the Webonliner e.V. association accompany the entire open day at the University of Trier in a multimedia and interactive way. A total of 40 people are on duty as web reporters, web designers, technicians, photographers and moderators from morning to evening non-stop to report on the major event as up-to-date as possible.

Media studies students at work for the online magazine for the open day

Source: Screenshot UniJournal 03/2002

In autumn, millions of people sit spellbound in front of the television sets: the first season of the casting format "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" with pop producer Dieter Bohlen is broadcast in Germany and reaches up to 15 million viewers. The first winner of the show is the then 19-year-old Alexander Klaws.

Annette Deeken organizes the exhibition "X-Ray Portrait"which takes place in the European Academy of Fine Arts.


In the "Adventure Library" projectA website is created on which interested parties can take a virtual tour of the "Bib".

In 2003 Trier lost its status as a major city for the time being: Trier has only 99,880 first-time residents according to the official state statistics of June 30, 2002. This is not just a question of pride or prestige, but also costs the city a lot of subsidies linked to the status.


One year after the devastating floods in northern and eastern Germany, Trier was also hit: in 2003 the Moselle reached a maximum level of ten meters. Some take it with gallows humor, on the website of the Steffens-Keß winery, for example, it says: "On average once a year the Moselle is our guest in our cellar. The normal level of the Moselle is around 2.50 to 3.00 m. From The Moselle runs 8.30 m into our basement. At 9.70 m it gets annoying because the sockets and light switches get wet, at over 11.20 m the parquet in the living room gets wet. 55 m. "

This is what the Moselle normally looks like in Trier. In 2003 the river reached one of the highest water levels ever.

Source: Rhmaster (own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

"MP3 is the name of the phenomenon that has been giving the international music industry a headache for some time." This is one of the headlines in university journal 03/1. While the new music format is still being discussed on the one hand, media science is digitally up to date, if not ahead of its time: It is conducting a study on e-papersby. This examines how newspapers, online offers and ePapers are used.


After the symposium "Celluloid goes Digital" took place in October of the previous year, Martin Loiperdinger published the accompanying book in 2003with the same title.


Michael Jäckel researches "radio media in Luxembourg" and is involved in the usability project "@ value.web"involved.


Despite the many projects, the subject still has time to apply itself and is presented in an information brochure. In addition, an image film is created that presents the subject.

The "Queen of the Skies" no longer flies - in October 2003 the last flight of a Concorde plane takes place. The end of the Concorde had long been in sight: On July 25, 2000, a plane crashed a few seconds after take-off in Paris, killing all 109 people on board the aircraft and four people on the ground. This event gave the impetus for a discussion that culminated in 2003 with the final end of Concorde.


Another is just getting started: the Austrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor in California. It wasn't until eight years and two months later that it was "Hasta la vista, baby" for him: the "governor" would remain in office until 2011.

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The moving cockpit and its futuristic appearance were characteristic of the Concorde. It is also an example of industrial espionage: the Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 was nicknamed "Konkordinski" because of its almost identical appearance.

The image film of media studies.

After a construction period of only 20 months, the railing for the State Garden Show opens on the Petrisberg. The investment volume for the redesign of the area was around 15 million euros. Thousands of visitors marvel at the new face of the 44 hectare state horticultural show area, which for decades was not accessible to the general public as a restricted military area.


Another building project is also being completed: after long and extensive planning and broad public participation, the newly designed Kornmarkt is inaugurated.

Source: Berthold Werner (own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) ], via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Berthold Werner (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) ], via Wikimedia Commons

The Kornmarkt (above) is one of the most beautiful places in Trier, especially in summer. Among other things, the casino is located there. Visitors will find a completely different architectural style on the Petrisberg. The Luxembourg tower (below) is located on the LGS site.

Spending Christmas on the beach - this dream turned into a nightmare on December 26th, 2004, when a seaquake in the Indian Ocean with a magnitude of 9.1 triggered a series of tsunamis on the coasts. Among others, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand are affected. A total of around 230,000 people die. The disaster is documented exceptionally well: many vacationers have a video camera or digital camera on hand.

By David Rydevik (email: david.rydevikgmail.com), Stockholm, Sweden. (Originally at image: Davidsvågfoto.JPG.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The tsunami of December 26, 2004 hit Thailand.

Media studies is celebrating an important start-up: With the Medianetz Trier e.V.An association is created that pursues the goal of promoting media studies at the University of Trier in research, study and teaching both ideally and financially. Graduates of the first two years of Trier media studies form the association.


The result is the media project "Perspective Petrisberg". The project sees itself as a contribution to sustainability: Thanks to the multimedia processing, the events, locations and buildings that will have disappeared after the state horticultural show are archived virtually.

Source: Medienetz Trier e.V.

Source: Media Studies University of Trier

The association Medianetz Trier e.V. (logo above) was founded by graduates of media studies. The picture below shows the homepage of the website for the "Perspective Petrisberg" project.

Mark Zuckerberg founds Facebook in its current form. At that time never suspected the potential of the network. Today Facebook has more than 2 billion users.


The photo of 20-year-old James Blake Miller showing him with a cigarette in his mouth went down in media history. Miller is a US Marine wearing his full gear in the picture and is in the middle of the battle for Iraqi Fallujah. Luis Sinco, the author of the picture, accompanies the troops as an "embedded journalist" and is nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. "Marlboro Marine" Miller, who is looking at the camera in the photo with a dirty face and a blank look, later suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

In January the flags in Trier fly at half-mast. This is a sign of solidarity with neighboring Luxembourg, which is mourning its late Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte.


Herbert Seimetz, an employee of the SWT, hikes over 900 kilometers through wintry Lapland. He pulls 90 kilometers of provisions and equipment behind him on a sledge. The hike is not a private pleasure, but a charity run. This brings in around 2,000 euros for children suffering from the incurable Fanconi anemia.


As part of its Germany-wide advertising campaign "Soccer Fields for Germany", the Bitburger Brewery Group is donating a hobby soccer field in the Trier-Zewen district.


The first five StolpersteineTriers will be installed in Domainstrasse. They remind of the fate of deported people in the Third Reich and mostly mark their former places of residence. The small brass memorial plaques are set into the pavement of the sidewalk. Stolpersteine ​​have been laid at around 60 locations in Trier since 2005.

Source: Segundonome (Self-photographed) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A stumbling block on the Bischof-Stein-Platz in Trier. Maurice Gould, to whom the stone shown is dedicated, was imprisoned in several penal camps and murdered in the SS special camp in Hinzert.

"WE ARE POPE!" At least that's how BILD sees itand creates one of the most famous headlines in German media history. On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected head of the Catholic Church for the first time in 482 years. From now on he calls himself Benedict XVI.


Gerhard Schröder is the fifth time in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany that a Federal Chancellor has asked for a vote of confidence. Just 151 of the 595 MPs express their confidence in the Chancellor, which is 150 less than at least necessary. This leads to a dissolution of parliament and new elections. Angela Merkel becomes the new chancellor.


Terrorists carry out a number of attacks in London. 56 people die and over 700 are injured. The perpetrators detonated bombs in subway trains and a bus during rush hour.

Source: BILD from April 20, 2005

It is well known that there are often 80 million national coaches during the World Cup. According to BILD, there are also 80 million popes in 2005.

With the "Media Practice Competency Workshop", media studies is offering a new certificate course in February and March. The aim of the course is to give those interested in media professions a compact overview of the professional field. The 420 Euro course fee is an investment in your own future: The high practical component is intended to give the participants a head start in internships, freelance work or volunteer work.


The Trier media blog starts, the weblog of media studies. Here teachers and students of the subject write about the media and their observation of them. All students are required to write at least three articles in their first semester. 13 years after its inception, the blog has over 8,000 articles on various media-related topics.


The conception of a website for the Ruwer-Hochwald-Radweg starts. On behalf of the municipalities of Ruwer, Kell am See and Hermeskeil, 26 media science students are creating content on the cycle path that runs on a former railway line.

Source:: www.rufer-hochwald.radweg.de

Media studies students visit the former Hermeskeil train station.

The city of Trier passed a second residence tax with a large majority. The tax is primarily intended to encourage students to register their primary residence in Trier in order to regain their big city status.


Thanks to the Holy Rock Days, the people of Trier are familiar with important objects. Football fans can also marvel at their Holy Grail on May 18: the World Cup trophy will be exhibited in Trier on its tour through Germany.

Source: Pixabay / Clker-Free-Vector-Images

An object of desire not only for soccer players: the FIFA World Cup trophy.

"The world as a guest of friends" - that is the official motto of the soccer world championship which takes place in Germany. The home World Cup brings up a number of trends that have continued to this day: Public viewing events, fan miles and flags for cars are now present at every international tournament. In the semifinals, Germany is subject to eventual world champions Italy. The game is followed by around 30 million TV viewers, a record market share of over 84 percent.

The previous layout of the university journal is being revised as part of a block seminar. The seminar leader is Eberhard Wolf, who at the time was the chief layouter of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.


The best student newspaper comes from Trier. At the award-winning "Neue Universal"some media scholars are also involved.

Source: Unijournal 03/2006

Eberhard Wolf with students in the seminar on layout revision.

The soccer World Cup put Germany in a state of emergency

Source: Pixabay / Clker-Free-Vector-Images

The student Tanja Gräff is missing after attending the summer party at the Trier University of Applied Sciences. Their surprising disappearance without a trace causes the police to carry out a large manhunt and causes a sensation all over Germany. Tanja Gräff's body was only found in 2015 - just a few hundred meters from the place of her disappearance.

As part of the ADAC rally, there is an inner city circuit for the first time. The 1.5 kilometer long "Circus Maximus" route runs on the streets around the Porta Nigra.


The Trier news platform 16vor starts. The founders are the two journalists Marcus Stölb and Christian Jöricke.


The state exhibition "Constantine the Great - Ruler of the Roman Empire" is a great success: Around 800,000 people visit the Rhenish State Museum, the Episcopal Cathedral and Diocese Museum and the Simeonsstift city museum. In the three exhibition locations you can marvel at exhibits about Emperor Constantine I, whose first residence was in Augusta Treverorum, today's Trier.


The new synagogue is celebrating its 50th birthday. The old Jewish house of God was desecrated by the National Socialists on the Night of the Pogroms in 1938 and completely destroyed by a bombing raid in 1944.

SPIEGEL TV report from 2015.

In Germany, the general VAT will rise from 16 to 19 percent on January 1st.


Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented the first iPhone at a keynote in

San Francisco. It revolutionizes the cell phone industry, and the global hype about the first Apple smartphone begins.


The eight large industrialized countries meet in Heiligendamm in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania for their annual summit. Here the heads of state and government advise on the shaping of the globalized world economy and the development of Africa. The gathering is accompanied by numerous protests, the security precautions of the G8 summit devour millions.


In the US, the housing bubble is bursting after ten years of soaring property prices due to high demand. It is the beginning of a global banking and financial crisis.


Ban Ki-Moon replaces Kofi Annan as UN Secretary General.


Nicolas Sarkozy wins the presidential election in France with around 53 percent of the vote. The turnout is high: 83 percent of the French take part in the vote. For comparison: in 2002 only 72 percent had exercised their right to vote.

Source: White House photo by Eric Draper (White House) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What is the opposite of "rooster in a basket"? Angela Merkel in the midst of international heads of government at the G8 summit.

Trier media studies celebrates its 10th anniversary. In the course of this, the internationally known media consultant Joachim Blumappointed honorary professor after ten years as a lecturer.He specializes in the future of the daily newspaper in the age of the Internet.


Due to the Europe-wide Bologna reform, the transition to the Bachelor and Master system will take place in the 2007/08 winter semester.


As part of the "Information and Research Center E-Learning" project, the offer is being created under the direction of Hans-Jürgen Bucher: "Journalism! A multimedia training". The resulting CD-ROM contains the multimedia communication of journalistic practical and research knowledge.


Media studies cooperates with the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg and the film yearbook KINtop. The "Crazy Cinématographe" projectis the result. During the Trier Old Town Festival, under the direction of Martin Loiperdinger, historical short film programs can be seen for three days in the cinema tent "Crazy Cinématographe" on the forecourt of the Constantine Basilica. Part of the cooperation is also the release of a double DVD with the same title.

Joachim Blum (left) and Ulrich Püschel (right) when Blum was appointed honorary professor in 2007.

Source: Media Studies University of Trier