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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

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