Entomology Congress 2019

Dear colleagues, dear entomological enthusiasts,

We cordially invite you to attend the Entomology Congress 2019, organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie (German Society of General and Applied Entomology; DGaaE). The congress will be held in Halle (Saale) from March 11–14, 2019. The venue will be the historic buildings of the University Halle and the Leopoldina.

Our Entomology Congresses are international events encompassing a wide range of scientific research topics on insects and other arthropods. Scientists of all entomological disciplines and interested guests meet here and have the opportunity to discuss contemporary scientific issues, novel methods and strategies. Congress languages will be English and German.

We would greatly appreciate your participation and hope to meet a lot of international colleagues in Halle, especially the young generation of entomologists!


Inaugural address - Monday, March, 11 2019, 6 pm

Prof. Dr Bert Hölldobler (USA/Germany)
"Der Superorganismus: Kommunikation, Kooperation und Konflikt in Ameisengesellschaften"


Public lecture - Tuesday, March, 12 2019, 7:30 pm

Prof. Dr Urs Wyss (University Kiel/Germany)
"Geheimnisvoller Mikrokosmos im Lindenbaum"


The Löwengebäude around 1910

Research and teaching with a five hundred years old tradition: The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) offers a broad range of subjects in culture, social, natural, and medical sciences. The biggest and oldest university in Saxony-Anhalt was established in 1817, by the fusion of the University Wittenberg founded in 1502 and the Friedrichs University Halle founded in 1694. Currently the MLU hosts 20,000 students and 340 professors.

The scientific profile of the MLU is dominated by main foci on humanities and natural sciences. Additionally, the University hosts several minor disciplines, some of them unique in Germany.

Their shared long history has resulted in the University being highly interwoven with the city of Halle. The University grew continuously, thus its buildings are scattered throughout the city centre and the outskirts. Several institutes reside in old villas or historic buildings. In addition, many university buildings have been newly built or extensively renovated.

Leopoldina, Jägerberg 1 © RKW Architekten