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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

A comparison model for the Sun
An international team of scientists led by the University of Göttingen has observed a Sun-like magnetic cycle on another star for the first time. The discovery is important not only for stella… - Press release, 06.10.2016

Greater exchange between Germany and Japan
The consortium universities in the German-Japanese University Network HeKKSaGOn intend to further intensify the exchange between students and young researchers and scientists. At the fifth HeK… - Press release, 06.10.2016

Crystals for energy conversion
When the atoms of crystals are specially arranged, they enable the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy. How atomic crystal defects have an effect on the mechanical propertie… - Press release, 27.09.2016

Looking out of the box in virtual worlds
The University of Göttingen supports teachers in the conception and implementation of innovative, internationally aligned teaching projects. A total of 1.5 million euros from central study qua… - Press release, 26.08.2016

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star
An international team of Astronomers with participation from the University of Göttingen has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri . This … - Press release, 24.08.2016

The yoga poses of ion channels
Scientists from the universities of Melbourne and Göttingen have gained new insights into the complex stochastic patterns of opening and closing observed in ion channels. The key is the molecu… - Press release, 22.08.2016

Greater biodiversity leads to higher levels of ecosystem services
The more it swarms, crawls and flies, the better for humans who benefit from the varied services provided for free by nature. This is the finding of a study by more than 60 researchers with pa… - Press release, 18.08.2016

Reduced ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations
An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Göttingen, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig and Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia has no… - Press release, 15.08.2016

Humanities Data Centre starts up operations
After a design phase funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, the Humanities Data Centre (HDC) is officially going into operation on 1 August 2016. It is being run by the G… - Press release, 28.07.2016

Research on the relationship between religion and law
Göttingen University is participating in two new joint pan-European projects in the humanities. The projects’ researchers are examining the relationship between religion and law: the European … - Press release, 27.07.2016