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Odd behaviour of a star
An international team of astronomers led by the University of Göttingen has discovered the first inactive black hole in the heart of a giant star cluster. In addition, the observation marks th… - Press release, 17.01.2018

The universe up close
An international team of astronomers with the involvement of the University of Göttingen has conducted the deepest spectroscopic survey ever. Using the MUSE instrument on European Southern Obs… - Press release, 15.01.2018

Innovative doctoral programmes planned with Georgian universities
Göttingen University has raised funds totalling almost € 1.8 million for two joint doctoral programmes planned with universities in Georgia. From these grants, Göttingen University will be est… - Press release, 05.01.2018

Search for planets with Carmenes successful
Since 2016, German and Spanish researchers, among them scientists from the University of Göttingen, have been hunting for exoplanets with the “Carmenes” spectrograph. They now discovered their… - Press release, 18.12.2017

Leibniz Prize for Göttingen physicist
Professor Claus Ropers, Physicist at Göttingen University, receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG). With this prize, the DFG acknowledges his leadi… - Press release, 14.12.2017

DAAD prize awarded to Brazilian Master’s candidate
The Göttingen Master's candidate Vanessa de Almeida Pereira has been awarded this year's prize for outstanding international students by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). With this … - Press release, 13.12.2017

Accompanying the peace process in Colombia
Legal scholar Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos has been selected as an advisor of the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) following a competitive selection process. The JEP is the judicial compo… - Press release, 13.12.2017

Support for persecuted scholars
Around the world, scholars are persecuted because of their research and ideas, threatened and restricted in their work. The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Göttingen has set up a fe… - Press release, 07.12.2017

Dynamics of Biological Networks
The planned Göttingen Campus institute "Dynamics of Biological Networks" will be receiving € 2.5 million from the Volkswagen Foundation's funding programme “Niedersächsisches Vorab”. With this… - Press release, 01.12.2017

Loss of species destroys ecosystems
How serious is the loss of species globally? Are material cycles in an ecosystem with few species changed? In order to find this out, the “Jena Experiment”, one of the largest biodiversity exp… - Press release, 28.11.2017

Scientific cooperation network
Göttingen University is looking to improve collaboration with its Chinese partners in Intercultural German Studies. The German-Chinese Institute for Intercultural German Studies and Culture Co… - Press release, 24.11.2017

Certification of trophy hunting in Africa
The killing of lions, elephants and other big game in Africa has been fueling highly polarized debates for decades. An international team of researchers led by the University of Göttingen has … - Press release, 21.11.2017

Exceptional range of China-related events
In 2017, the Academic Confucius Institute (AKI) at Göttingen University supported three international conferences, three workshops for Chinese teachers and twelve scientific lectures—not to me… - Press release, 10.11.2017

Humboldt award winner at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics
The mathematician Dr. Vlada Limic, Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the… - Press release, 08.11.2017

Ultrafast phase-ordering on the atomic scale
Phase transformations belong to our everyday encounters with physical phenomena like melting, freezing, evaporating and condensing processes. Researchers at Göttingen University have now found… - Press release, 06.11.2017