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Support for persecuted scholars

Around the world, scholars are persecuted because of their research and ideas, threatened and restricted in their work. The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Göttingen has set up a fellowship fund of 45,000 euros for threatened scholars and PhD students. The faculty is now offering short-term scholarships for a period between four weeks and three months as well as fellowships for a period of twelve months as bridging grants. more…


Dynamics of Biological Networks

The planned Göttingen Campus institute "Dynamics of Biological Networks" will be receiving € 2.5 million from the Volkswagen Foundation's funding programme “Niedersächsisches Vorab”. With this cross-faculty institute, Göttingen University, the University Medical Centre Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation aim to strengthen biological and biomedical research in Göttingen. more…


Loss of species destroys ecosystems

How serious is the loss of species globally? Are material cycles in an ecosystem with few species changed? In order to find this out, the “Jena Experiment”, one of the largest biodiversity experiments worldwide, started in 2002. Researchers from the University of Göttingen have been participating from the beginning. more…


Scientific cooperation network

Göttingen University is looking to improve collaboration with its Chinese partners in Intercultural German Studies. The German-Chinese Institute for Intercultural German Studies and Culture Comparison (DCIIKG) has renewed collaborative work with its Chinese counterpart at Nanjing University. Cooperation with the German Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University is also being ramped up. more…


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ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Alec Wodtke

The Göttingen researcher Alec Wodtke has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. The European Research Council (ERC) is funding the chemist's work with around €2.5 million for the next five years. Together with his Dynamics at Surfaces Department at Göttingen University and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry, Wodtke is studying how gaseous atoms and molecules collide with solid surfaces. more…

Maternal stress affects offspring growth in complicated ways

A new comparative analysis across mammals brings order to previously ambiguous results on the effects that maternal stress has on the developing offspring. Researchers from the German Primate Center and Universities of Göttingen and New Mexico have now proposed a hypothesis that largely predicts such highly variable patterns in the growth rates of disadvantaged offspring across 719 studies on 21 mammal species. more…

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