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Travellers for the city: Göttingen's messengers and envoys in the Middle Ages

They maintained contact with the rest of the world, were constantly in danger, had to have an iron constitution and were paid by the mile: the Göttingen city messengers in the Middle Ages. Dr Dieter Neitzert from the Institute for Regional Historical Research at the University of Göttingen has studied them. In a recently published book, Neitzert documents for the first time an important period in the history of communication in the city of Göttingen. more…


Claw disease tyloma is primarily genetic in cows

Scientists at the Universities of Halle-Wittenberg and Göttingen have succeeded in proving that a claw disease in cows is primarily genetic. Until now, the occurrence of interdigital hyperplasia has mostly been attributed to poor hygiene conditions in the barn. However, the team discovered a farm in which the disease occurred frequently and was able to identify the gene responsible. As a result, the disease may now be contained through selective breeding. more…


100 million years in amber: researchers discover oldest fossilised slime mould

Most people associate the idea of creatures trapped in amber with insects or spiders, which are preserved lifelike in fossil tree resin. An international research team of palaeontologists and biologists from the Universities of Göttingen and Helsinki, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York has now discovered the oldest slime mould identified to date. The fossil is about 100 million years old and is exquisitely preserved in amber from Myanmar. more…


Knowledge-sharing: a How-To Guide

How is knowledge exchanged and shared when interdisciplinary research teams work together? Professor Margarete Boos and Lianghao Dai from the University of Göttingen have investigated this by studying several different research projects. Their study makes concrete recommendations for how teams can best work together and achieve effective collaborations. more…


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Apply now: Dorothea Schlözer Career Coaching

You are a female postdoc at the Göttingen Campus and would like to plan and advance your academic career in a more targeted way? You would like to have more interaction in a permanent group with fellow female scientists and scholars? The Dorothea Schlözer Career Coaching supports you in your career planning and development and prepares you for an executive position in academia. The current application period ends 31 January 2020. more…

Health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

For 2020, we would like to wish health, happiness and personal and professional success to all students, staff, guests and alumni of Göttingen University and Göttingen Campus. more…

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