The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university with a long tradition. Founded in the Age of Enlightenment in 1737, it is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. As a full university with 13 faculties, it covers a differentiated spectrum of subjects in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as medicine. With around 30,000 students spread across 198 degree programmes, it is one of the largest universities in Germany.
New press releases
Erasmus Mundus: 10 Years of successful global partnership
Study and research around the world: Over the past 10 years, the University of Göttingen successfully joined global partnerships within the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) programme funded by the European Union. Since the first participation of the University of Göttingen in a project in 2008, participation in 47 EMA2 projects followed. More than 60 delegates from 48 partners and 33 countries came to Göttingen to join the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Concluding Workshop.
Added value of a Master’s thesis
Master’s degree graduate Arnab Dutta from Göttingen University has been awarded the Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus students. The prize, endowed with € 5,000, is awarded annually to graduates of a Coimbra university who have completed studies abroad at one of the Coimbra universities through the Erasmus programme.
New strategic partnership
The U4 universities (Ghent University, the University Göttingen, the University of Groningen and Uppsala University) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application for the European University project announced by the EU to strengthen Erasmus+ activities.
How’s that grab you?
For decades, scientists assumed that statistical abilities were closely linked with language abilities and mathematical education. An international team of researchers has now shown that great apes are also intuitive statisticians: They are able to intuitively identify relationships between samples and populations and infer probabilities from them.
Google Maps for Neurons
The human cerebellum packs about 80 percent of the brain’s total neurons into just 10 percent of its volume – meaning that one cubic millimetre can accommodate over one million neurons. Until recently, the exact positions and relationships between neighbouring neurons were largely unknown. Researchers have now made images showing around 1.8 million neurons in the cerebellar cortex.
Interaction between top quark and Higgs boson observed for the first time
Experimental physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva discovered in 2012 the Higgs boson that gives mass to the other particles. Since then, they are busy to unravelling how this interaction exactly happens. For the first time they now directly observed the production of the heaviest of all elementary particles, the top quark, simultaneously with the Higgs boson. A group from the University of Göttingen played an important role in the analysis.