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Funding for international research projects

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funding the stay of three international postdocs at Göttingen University. The scientists will spend a year and a half working with a cooperation partner at the University on an international research project of their choice. This includes a twelve-month research stint at another foreign university.


Discovery of the first amber fossils from New Zealand

An international team of scientists led by palaeontologists Professor Alexander Schmidt of the University of Göttingen and Professor Daphne Lee from the University of Otago in Dunedin has discovered the first fossils preserved in amber from New Zealand. At several locations the team found spiders, mites, midges, beetles and other arthropods as well as fungi that have been preserved in amber for up to 25 million years.


Laureate of Anneliese Maier Award comes to Göttingen

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has bestowed the Anneliese Maier Research Award 2018 upon Chinese historian and literary scholar Professor Wang Hui. The prize, endowed with € 250,000, is awarded to internationally outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Over the next five years, Wang will regularly be working at Göttingen University’s Department of East Asian Studies and Global and Transregional Studies Platform.


High rates of diabetes and hypertension found in India

Rates of diabetes and hypertension are high among middle-aged and elderly people across all geographic measures and sociodemographic groups in India. This is the result of the first nationally representative study of those conditions in the country, presented by an international team of researchers from Harvard University, the University of Göttingen and the Heidelberg University Hospital.


Innovative doctoral programmes planned with Georgian universities

Göttingen University has raised funds totalling almost € 1.8 million for two joint doctoral programmes planned with universities in Georgia. From these grants, Göttingen University will be establishing a multidisciplinary doctoral programme with the Ilia State University Tbilisi (ISU) and a mathematical doctoral programme with the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) in the coming years.


Jugendliche auf Teilchenjagd an der Higgs-Entdeckungsmaschine

Teilchenphysik hautnah miterleben können Schülerinnen und Schüler der Oberstufe bei den diesjährigen Internationalen Schülerforschungstagen. Die Fakultät für Physik der Universität Göttingen lädt am Donnerstag, 9. März 2018, zu den "International Masterclasses" ein, an denen sich über 200 Hochschulen und Forschungsinstitute aus 50 Ländern beteiligen.



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