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Carnivorous plants from the Baltic amber forest
Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Bielefeld and the Botanical State Collection of Munich, led by paleontologist Professor Alexander Schmidt from the University of Göttingen, h… - Press release, 01.12.2014

Promoting joint activities in doctoral education
The universities in the U4 Network – Göttingen, Gent, Groningen and Uppsala – launch joint programmes to train their doctoral candidates. At this year's U4 Rectors' Meeting in Göttingen, the p… - Press release, 25.11.2014

DFG extends funding for two of Göttingen’s Collaborative Research Centres
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended funding for two current Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) at the University of Göttingen and the University Medical Center Göttingen – each… - Press release, 21.11.2014

English Department welcomes Humboldt scholar
As of this autumn, the Medieval English Studies section of Göttingen University’s English Department has the pleasure of hosting Dr. Steven Rozenski of Harvard University. Thanks to a grant of… - Press release, 19.11.2014

Symmetrical knees make faster runners
The more symmetrical the knees, the faster the runner. This is the result of a study by an international group of researchers led by Rutgers University and involving the University of Göttinge… - Press release, 17.11.2014

Moraines and eroded mountains: Testimony to a continental glacier
For the first time, a foreign geoscientist has succeeded in travelling to one of the most far-reaching areas of Central Tibet to study the evolution of Ice Age landscapes. "The geomorphologica… - Press release, 14.11.2014

Balance Between Humans and Nature
Population growth, advances in technology, and urbanization are profoundly changing the relationship between humans and nature around the globe. Researchers at the Universities of Cape Town, K… - Press release, 06.11.2014

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 v… - Press release, 24.10.2014

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… - Press release, 21.10.2014

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 … - Press release, 20.10.2014

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Professor Stefan W. Hell
Göttingen University congratulates Professor Stefan W. Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry on winning the 2014 Nobel Prize. University President Professor Ulrike Beisieg… - Press release, 10.10.2014

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 i… - Press release, 06.10.2014

Grazing animals help create vegetation patterns
Grazing cattle have an enormous impact on grassland biodiversity. Scientists from Göttingen University have verified this in a long-term experiment on old permanent pastures. The grassland in … - Press release, 01.10.2014

New lecture series on the future of academic information
"Big Data, Little Data, Open Data" is the title of a public lecture to be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Göttingen University by Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair i… - Press release, 19.09.2014

Timing is everything
Dr. Raoul-Martin Memmesheimer, physicist at Radboud University in Nijmegen, has been awarded the Bernstein Award 2014, one of the most attractive junior research prizes worldwide. The Bernstei… - Press release, 03.09.2014