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Antibiotic-like Substances from the Jurassic Period
Analysis of enigmatic pinkish-colored fossils of putative red algae has led to a great surprise: the fossil pigments from the Jurassic period are substances showing an astonishing similarity t… - Press release, 20.10.2015

A new era of precision astronomy
Astrophysicists from the University of Göttingen are participating in the development of the MICADO camera, a first light instrument for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The E-E… - Press release, 07.10.2015

Growth and expansion in non-commutative groups
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Professor Harald Andrés Helfgott, mathematician at Göttingen University. With this grant, the ERC is promoting research … - Press release, 05.10.2015

Climate change can alleviate livestock diseases and human-leopard conflicts
Conflicts between people and carnivores arise mostly because of predation of carnivores, such as big cats or wolves, on livestock and other domestic animals. A recent study in villages around … - Press release, 01.10.2015

Innovative in internationalisation
Göttingen University has received the "Institutional Award for Innovation in Internationalisation 2015" from the European Association for International Education (EAIE). The award was presente… - Press release, 17.09.2015

Nanotechnology with proteins
For over two decades, scientists have been using DNA to design nanomaterials. Researchers from the University of Göttingen and the Medical School Hanover, both in Germany, have now discovered … - Press release, 14.09.2015

Göttingen University intensifies cooperation with top U.S. universities
Moving forward, Göttingen University will collaborate more closely with the world-class University of California (UC) system at 10 campuses in California, USA. The initial aim is to expand coo… - Press release, 11.09.2015

Together into the digital future
The University of Göttingen and the University of Edinburgh have agreed to collaborate more closely in the humanities, social and natural sciences. Professor Ulrike Beisiegel, President of the… - Press release, 09.09.2015

Global exchange of biological data is crucial for study and protection of nature
Tiger, harpy eagle, giant salamander: Emerging economies from Brazil to China are home to some of the most fascinating and threatened animals on earth. But despite these biological treasures, … - Press release, 07.09.2015

Top-level research in Lower Saxony
With its five grant applications, Göttingen University was successfully awarded funding in the contest for "Top-level Research in Lower Saxony". "The funding of our location strategy and our f… - Press release, 01.09.2015

Where alien plants take root
For the first time, a scientific survey provides a global overview of the naturalisation and distribution of plants on continents outside their native ranges. An international group of researc… - Press release, 24.08.2015

Göttingen student holds speech before UN General Assembly
A chance to speak before the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York: Wiebke Dirks, a Göttingen student enrolled in the teaching degree programme was successful in doing just that. … - Press release, 14.08.2015

Tropical deforestation releases large amounts of soil carbon
Deforestation of natural tropical forests for the establishment of oil palm, rubber and cacao plantations causes large amounts of carbon to be released into the atmosphere. Scientists at the U… - Press release, 27.07.2015

Improved veterinary service for livestock is significant for leopard conservation
In the surroundings of wildlife conservation areas, human-wildlife conflicts over livestock predation are common. One example is the Golestan National Park in Iran. It retains the largest sing… - Press release, 02.07.2015

Distinguished for commitment to higher education
The President of the University of Göttingen, Professor Ulrike Beisiegel, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Edinburgh. Professor Beisiegel was thereby honoured for he… - Press release, 01.07.2015