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Göttingen University wins further Alexander von Humboldt Professorship


Göttingen University has been successful in its nomination for the most highly endowed German research prize: The mathematician Professor Harald Andrés Helfgott has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The professorship carries funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research amounting to 3.5 million euros over a period of five years. more...

Göttingen University posts steady growth in student population


For winter semester 2014/2014, around 6,000 new students are anticipated to enrol in Göttingen University. That’s roughly five percent more than last year. The aggregate number of all students attending Göttingen University in winter semester 2014/2015 will thus rise to more than 28,700 – over 1,000 students more than last year and the highest number since 1998. more...

Magnetic white dwarfs appear younger than they are


An international group of astronomers including a scientist from the University of Göttingen has found an explanation of the long-standing mystery of why magnetic fields are more common among cool white dwarf stars than among young and hotter ones. The results were published in Nature. more...

Göttingen University once again second-best German university in world rankings

In its World Rankings 2014/2015, renowned British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) places the University of Göttingen 67th among the Top 200, making it once again the second-best German institution on the list. Compared to the previous year, Göttingen University showed improvement in the categories citations, teaching and international outlook. more...