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Award for book on research in South Indian slums

Religious anthropologist Dr. Nathaniel Roberts from the University of Göttingen has received the Bernard Cohn Prize 2018. The Association for Asian Studies awarded him the prize for his book “To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and the Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum”. Roberts is currently a research fellow at Göttingen University’s Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS). more…


Magnetic nano-imaging on a table top

A research team at the Universities of Göttingen and Augsburg in Germany in collaboration with Technion in Israel have used femtosecond HHG pulses for the first time to capture images of magnetic domains. The work establishes a highly-sought after technology: magneto-optical nano-imaging in a table-top scheme. more…


Reversed evolution

Metallic glasses and humans inhabit the same universe: they age. In time, their physical properties change towards a distinct direction. Researchers from the University of Göttingen and the European Synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble have now discovered a surprising effect in ultrastable metallic glasses. When subjected to typical aging conditions, this new class of metallic glasses evolved inversely – they showed anti-aging. more…


Award for doctoral thesis in religious studies

Religious anthropologist Dr. Stefan Binder from the University of Göttingen has received the Gerardus van der Leeuw Prize 2018. The Netherlands Society for Religious Studies (NGG) awarded him the prize for the most “original and innovative” doctoral thesis. Binder completed his dissertation on atheism in South India in 2017 at Utrecht University and is now a research fellow at Göttingen University’s Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS). more…


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Opening hours during semester breaks

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to cosy down at home during the Christmas holidays or enjoy themselves on a ski holiday: Students who have important deadlines approaching are dependent on the usual student infrastructure – library, canteen, Learning and Study Building (LSG) or University sports. Here are the opening hours for holiday periods and bank holidays. more…

Göttingen University submits full proposals for four Clusters of Excellence

On 21 February 2018, the University of Göttingen submitted full proposals for four Clusters of Excellence in the Excellence Strategy funded by the German Federal and State Governments. The topics are “Multiscale Bioimaging”, “Primate Cognition”, “The Making and Unmaking of the Religious” and “Integrative Land Use Science for Sustainable Development”. The University and their partners at the Göttingen Campus worked on the proposals as a team. The final funding decision will be announced at the end of September 2018. more…

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