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Foods of the future

A steadily growing world population brings with it an increasing demand for protein-rich food. Since meat production cannot be increased indefinitely, scientists have been seeking to establish alternative protein sources. Researchers at the University of Göttingen are currently investigating the suitability of the protein-rich microalga spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) for the production of food. more…


Growing a dinosaur's dinner

Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Goettingen have studied the nutrition of plant-eating dinosaurs by cultivating plants under atmospheric conditions similar to those of about 150 million years ago. The previous assumption that plants growing in an atmosphere with a high carbon dioxide content must be poorer in nutrients was not confirmed by the study. more…


Top Ratings for Teaching and Learning

In the first Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking focused on teaching and learning, the University of Göttingen took second place across Germany. It reached 38th place out of 242 universities in Europe. more…


Erasmus Mundus: 10 Years of successful global partnership

Study and research around the world: Over the past 10 years, the University of Göttingen successfully joined global partnerships within the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) programme funded by the European Union. Since the first participation of the University of Göttingen in a project in 2008, participation in 47 EMA2 projects followed. more…


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Giant swirls on the Sun

A team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen has discovered new waves of vorticity on the Sun. For forty years scientists had speculated about the existence of such waves on the Sun, which should be present in every rotating fluid system. Now, they have been unambiguously detected and characterized for the first time. more…

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