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Snail shells offer clue in unravelling common origins of body asymmetry
An international team of researchers has discovered a gene in snails that determines whether their shells twist clockwise or anti-clockwise – and could offer clues to how the same gene affects… - Press release, 29.02.2016

Research under political pressure
In January 2016, Göttingen University became a member in the “Scholars at Risk" network. “Scholars at Risk” is a worldwide coalition of more than 400 higher education associations in a total o… - Press release, 29.01.2016

More than mere English proficiency and foreign experience
Lectures by experts from all over the world broadcast online and intensified interaction between local and foreign cultures: Göttingen University has initiated a systematic internationalisatio… - Press release, 15.01.2016

Interplay between electrical charges and light
As part of their miniaturisation process, many of today's electronic components have already reached the nanometre size. A research team at Göttingen University has modelled a system that enab… - Press release, 05.01.2016

“Planet hunter” successfully tested
Information on Earth-like planets – that is what scientists hope to get from Carmenes, a new highly complex spectrograph. Carmenes was developed and constructed by eleven partners in Spain and… - Press release, 17.12.2015

Agricultural transitions in rural-urban spaces
How are agricultural, ecological and social systems changing under the influence of growing (mega-)cities? This overarching question will be examined by the Research Unit FOR 2432, which the G… - Press release, 11.12.2015

Mathematical Institute welcomes Humboldt scholar
As of this autumn, Göttingen University’s Mathematical Institute has the pleasure of hosting Prof. Dr. James F. Davis of the Indiana University in Bloomington. Thanks to a grant of the Alexand… - Press release, 04.12.2015

Social networks and big data
Interdisciplinary research on social networks and big data lies at the heart of a new joint institute of the Universities of Göttingen in Germany and Nanjing in China. With the objective of ad… - Press release, 02.12.2015

Place of reflection for students and staff
Göttingen University has set up a “Room of Silence“ for its students and employees on central campus. The room, located in the multi-purpose building (MZG) called the Blue Tower, was inaugurat… - Press release, 20.11.2015

Fossil deep water sponges are similar to modern sponge assemblages
Fossils and sediments from deep sea zones of some thousand meters are extremely rare. A German-Chinese team of scientists with participation from Göttingen University found fossil sponge assem… - Press release, 19.11.2015

Senate confirms President in office
Professor Ulrike Beisiegel will remain President of Göttingen University. The Senate of the University resolved her second term with an overwhelming majority; the Foundation Committee of the U… - Press release, 18.11.2015

First quantification of Earth’s groundwater
An international team of scientists with participation from the University of Göttingen has produced the first data-driven estimate of the Earth’s total supply of groundwater. The study shows … - Press release, 13.11.2015

Professor Ulrike Beisiegel re-elected HRK Vice-President
Göttingen University President Professor Ulrike Beisiegel has been re-elected Vice-President of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Prof. Beisiegel has been Vice-President of University Mana… - Press release, 10.11.2015

Immunity in plants
The DFG will be funding a new international research training group in the field of plant sciences at Göttingen University. A total of 20 doctoral researchers will thus receive a structured ed… - Press release, 09.11.2015

Quality Pact for Teaching: Göttingen University repeats success
Programmes for better study conditions and better quality in teaching at Göttingen University will be supported by further grants from the Quality Pact for Teaching. The University was able to… - Press release, 06.11.2015