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Life on the edge of the Milky Way?
An international team of astronomers with the involvement of scientists of the University of Göttingen reports two new planets orbiting a very old and nearby star to the Sun. One of the newly-… - Press release, 05.06.2014

Cells flex their muscles to stir themselves
An international team of scientists led by the University of Göttingen has discovered a new biological transport mechanism in cells. The researchers developed and applied a new method to visua… - Press release, 30.05.2014

Historians' conference on “Winners and Losers"
The 50th “Historikertag”, the Convention of the German Historical Association, one of the largest humanities conferences in Europe, will take place at Göttingen University from September 23 to… - Press release, 12.05.2014

Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?
Plants are also able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Göttingen have concluded from … - Press release, 04.03.2014

Once a criminal, always a criminal?
Scientists at the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg were commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Justice to sea… - Press release, 21.02.2014

Quality control in gene expression
Scientists at Göttingen University have identified a cellular mechanism that is responsible for quality control during gene expression. The proteins Gbp2 and Hrb1 appear to play a critical rol… - Press release, 10.02.2014

Observing the motion of living cells
Scientists from the University of Göttingen have developed a new technique which allows for observing the motion of living cells with a resolution that hadn’t been possible before. The new opt… - Press release, 15.01.2014

Ancient mystery of cell division solved
An international team of scientists led by the University of Göttingen has deciphered a key mechanism of cell division. A striking feature of cell division is the condensation or compaction of… - Press release, 03.01.2014

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) honours student from Nicaragua
Salvador Marcello Perez Alvarez from Nicaragua is currently studying at Göttingen University and has been awarded this year's prize for outstanding foreign students by the German Academic Exch… - Press release, 10.12.2013

Arctic algae: witnesses of sea-ice decline
Scientists from the University of Göttingen have succeeded in tracing the changes and decline of Arctic sea-ice back to medieval times. Thus, they discovered that Arctic sea-ice has been melti… - Press release, 18.11.2013

Göttingen University posts steady growth in student population
For winter semester 2013/2014 around 5,700 new students are anticipated to enrol in Göttingen University. That's nearly four per cent more than last year. Over 4,300 of those newly enrolling s… - Press release, 18.11.2013

Göttingen University supports victims of natural disaster on the Philippines
In the wake of the natural disaster on the Philippines, Göttingen University would like to help stricken Philippine students and their families by launching an aid appeal. Göttingen's partner … - Press release, 15.11.2013

Spectacular text discoveries relating to Euripides and Aristotle
Two recently discovered and yet unexplored manuscripts from medieval times are the subject of a joint research project of the Universities of Göttingen and Bologna as well as the Cultural Foun… - Press release, 11.11.2013

Efficient Utilization of Renewable Resources
Strategies and approaches for the efficient utilization of renewable resources are the subject of an international conference on November, 13 and 14, 2013 at the University of Göttingen. The “… - Press release, 06.11.2013

Birds and bats increase cacao crop yield in Indonesia
The presence of birds and bats on cacao plantations positively impacts cacao crop yields. This is what scientists from the University of Göttingen found in the large-scale exclosure field expe… - Press release, 06.11.2013