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
Locomotion control with photopigments
Animal photoreceptors capture light with photopigments. Researchers from the University of Göttingen have now discovered that these photopigments fulfill an additional function: They not only exist in eyes, but also in mechanoreceptors along the body, where they control body movements.
A global conflict: agricultural production vs. biodiversity
Smart land-use planning could ease the conflict between agricultural production and nature conservation. A team of researchers led by the University of Göttingen has now integrated global datasets on the geographical distributions and ecological requirements of thousands of animal species with detailed information on the production of the world’s major agricultural crops.
Welcome Centre opens first regional office
The Welcome Centre serving the Göttingen Campus and the region of Southern Lower Saxony has opened its first ever regional office in the district of Northeim. In front of approximately 100 guests from the fields of business, science and politics, the University of Göttingen, the Southern Lower Saxony Foundation “SüdniedersachsenStiftung” and the district of Northeim presented the joint project during the Economic Dialogue 2018 in Lütgenrode.
Application for Dorothea Schlözer Postdoc-Programme
Göttingen University again offers support for young academics in the form of three positions, one of which is offered at the University Medical Center (UMG), for female postdocs. Eligible to apply are female postdocs in an early postdoc phase, who conduct a research project at the University or UMG in one of the following faculties: Law, Economic Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Theology, Medical Center. Final date for applications is April 8th, 2018.
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.
Universität Göttingen kooperiert mit Kreishandwerkerschaft Südniedersachsen
Zu einem wohl einzigartigen Vorhaben hat sich die Kreishandwerkerschaft mit der Universität Göttingen für das Jahr 2019 verabredet: Gemeinsam wollen die Partner den in Südniedersachsen etablierten Handwerkerball noch weiter aufwerten und ihn deshalb bereits 2019 erstmals zusammen als „Handwerker- und Universitätsball Göttingen“ veranstalten.