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Senate confirms President in office


Professor Ulrike Beisiegel will remain President of Göttingen University. The Senate of the University resolved her second term with an overwhelming majority; the Foundation Committee of the University unanimously confirmed the proposal. Professor Beisiegel has been President of Göttingen University since 1 January 2011. Her eight-year second term commences on 1 January 2017. more...

Fossil deep water sponges found


Fossils and sediments from deep sea zones of some thousand meters are extremely rare. A German-Chinese team of scientists with participation from Göttingen University found fossil sponge assemblages in China which are similar to modern deep sea sponges. more...

Place of reflection for students and staff


Göttingen University has set up a “Room of Silence“ for its students and employees on central campus. The room, located in the multi-purpose building (MZG) called the Blue Tower, was inaugurated with around 100 guests attending the celebration. There, staff, employees and associates of the university of all confessions have the opportunity to congregate for solitary or mutual reflection. more...

Immunity in plants

The DFG will be funding a new international research training group in the field of plant sciences at Göttingen University. A total of 20 doctoral researchers will thus receive a structured education focused on how immune defences work in plants. The DFG will initially fund the international research training group for four years, with a total of around 3.7 million euros. more...