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New record: Göttingen University welcomes its 4000th international student
A new record set at Göttingen University: winter semester 2016/2017 marks the first time that the University enrolled more than 4000 international students. That means that out of around 31,50… - Press release, 29.03.2017

Vicious circle in the Amazon
Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons intensify with human-caused climate change… - Press release, 13.03.2017

Equal opportunity and protection against discrimination
Equal opportunity for all and protection against discrimination – the University of Göttingen has anchored these tenets in its diversity strategy. The aim is to support all staff, employees an… - Press release, 01.03.2017

Light-emitting bubbles captured in the wild
At the University of Göttingen, physicists have imaged, for the first time, sonoluminescence flashes together with the bubbles in an ultrasonically driven bubble cloud. By high-speed video rec… - Press release, 28.02.2017

Regional forest policy in Africa
As of this spring, Göttingen University’s Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology has the pleasure of hosting Dr. Symphorien Ongolo Assogoma, currently of the Center for International Fo… - Press release, 24.02.2017

Basis for new type of solar cell
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy usin… - Press release, 24.01.2017

Collaborative agreement on global and transregional studies
The Volkswagen Group has become an associate partner of the Göttingen Campus. Göttingen University and the Volkswagen Group have signed a general agreement: Their objective for the future is t… - Press release, 18.01.2017

Can the greening be greener?
In 2015, the European Union (EU) introduced a new greening instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy, with the intention of slowing down the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural are… - Press release, 11.01.2017

Stress bypasses quality control
Under stressful life conditions many proteins lose their functionality. A natural mechanism that can be found in all cells leads to the preferred synthesis of stabilizing proteins (so called c… - Press release, 13.12.2016

Leibniz Prize for Göttingen Chemist
Prof. Dr. Lutz Ackermann, chemist at the University of Göttingen, has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Leibniz Prize is endowed wit… - Press release, 08.12.2016

Intensification of land use leads to the same species everywhere
Intensive use of grasslands by humans reduces species diversity and makes the landscape more monotonous, so that the same species end up everywhere. Nature is then no longer able to provide us… - Press release, 01.12.2016

Excellent perspectives for academic collaboration
The University of Göttingen is intensifying its already outstanding contacts to India: Together with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER-Pune), it celebrated the open… - Press release, 28.11.2016

Empowering the peace process in Colombia
The University of Göttingen is participating in the establishment of the German-Colombian Peace Institute (DKFI) in the Colombian capital of Bogotá. From autumn 2016, the German Academic Excha… - Press release, 07.11.2016

Private pieties and their public impact
Cultural Anthropology Professor Roman Loimeier of the University of Göttingen has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The project led by Prof. Loimeier title… - Press release, 24.10.2016

How nature regulates CO2 flux
The biogeoscientist Professor Alexander Knohl of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at Göttingen University has been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Counci… - Press release, 13.10.2016