From Penang to Bonn: Right Livelihood Campus Bonn becomes RLC Global Secretariat

May 09, 2014.  

Right Livelihood Campus Bonn at ZEF extends capacities and becomes RLC Global Secretariat as of May 26, 2014.

Since 2011, the Center for Development Research (ZEF) has been hosting the German Campus of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, the Right Livelihood College (RLC). In the previous year, a conference on the occasion of the 30th year jubilee of the “Alternative Nobel Prize” had been held in Bonn. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Bonn, the RLC Campus Bonn is now one out of seven worldwide.

In May 2014, RLC’s headquarter for global research and education, the Global Secretariat, has moved officially from Penang, Malaysia, to Bonn.

The opening ceremony of the RLC Global Secretariat was held in the Old City Hall of the City of Bonn on Monday, May 26, 2014 (see picture above).

At the opening ceremony of the RLC Global Secretariat talks were given by:

  • Prof. Dr. Solvay Gerke (ZEF director and RLC co-director)
  • Dr. Dorothea Rüland (General Secretary of DAAD)
  • Prof. Dr. Hans van Ginkel (Chairman of ZEF’s International Advisory Board, former Under-Secretary General of the UN),
  • Monika Griefahn, co-chair RLA Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (President of the International Association of Universities IAU).

For more information about the Right Livelihood Campus Bonn see the RLC Website.






Dr. Till Stellmacher