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One important step towards a diversity-minded corporate culture
The University of Göttingen is signatory to the "Charter of Diversity". At a satellite event accompanying Germany’s Third Diversity Day in the Great Hall (Aula) at Wilhelmsplatz, University Pr… - Press release, 15.06.2015

Coimbra Group restructuring
The Coimbra Group, a European network of 40 full-subject universities, is restructuring. At the Annual Conference in Istanbul this week, the members of the General Assembly have resolved a fun… - Press release, 15.06.2015

Schrödinger's cat in an electron microscope
The term “Schrödinger's cat” illustrates the fundamental principle that, in quantum mechanics, a system can exist simultaneously in two mutually exclusive states. Scientists at the University … - Press release, 19.05.2015

German Research Foundation fosters research training groups at the University of Göttingen
From 1 October 2015, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be supporting two new research training groups at Göttingen University. The University will be establishing one of the new colleg… - Press release, 13.05.2015

Discovery of exact pymetrozine and pyrifluquinanzon target
Scientists from BASF Crop Protection and the University of Göttingen in Germany have found a new insecticide target protein. The study could help to better manage insecticide resistance and ha… - Press release, 07.05.2015

Light in sight
Scientists from the Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Göttingen in Germany have succeeded in restoring vision to blind mice. The scientists introduced a new light-sensing protein into th… - Press release, 07.05.2015

Watching synapses at work
Using a novel method, scientists at Göttingen University can monitor the activity of nerve cells in the brains of living fruit flies. Using high-resolution two-photon microscopy, researchers a… - Press release, 16.04.2015

Do supermarkets make people fat?
Is the “supermarket revolution” in developing countries only a symptom of the new lifestyles in these countries, or is the spread of supermarkets causing changes in people’s diets and weights?… - Press release, 15.04.2015

Electronic charge distribution on the atomic scale
Scientists from the University of Göttingen and the Jülich Research Centre have made an important step towards a deeper understanding of metal-semiconductor interfaces. By means of a novel exp… - Press release, 10.04.2015

Planet Earth deep frozen
It is probable that for several times planet earth was completely covered by ice, geologists say. From a distance, it would have looked like a huge snowball. A new study from the University of… - Press release, 10.04.2015

Birds and rain forests improve pest control
Birds are highly important for pest regulation and can thus contribute to more successful harvests – particularly in the tropics. Agricultural ecologists from Göttingen University were able to… - Press release, 23.03.2015

The world’s smallest resistances
Scientists from the Universities of Göttingen and Erlangen have made an important step towards a deeper understanding of smallest resistances. Using a scanning tunnelling microscope, the resea… - Press release, 06.03.2015

New lecture series on the future of academic information
"Big Data, Little Data, Open Data" is the title of a public lecture to be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Göttingen University by Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in I… - Press release, 27.02.2015

Sulphor feeds “living fossils” in the deep sea
Most life on Earth depends on food produced through photosynthesis by plants or marine plankton. In contrast, animals at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and methane seeps live in symbiosis with su… - Press release, 24.02.2015

Success in fighting the AIDS epidemic
To date, the tests in most nationally representative surveys on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been limited to people younger than 50 or 55 years of age. A group of international … - Press release, 13.02.2015