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University Senate decides about personnel

The Senate of the University of Göttingen unanimously agreed that Professor Reinhard Jahn should be entrusted with the rights and duties of President for a period of approximately one year starting on 1 December 2019. Jahn's appointment is intended to bridge the period until a new president takes up office. The University Foundation Committee still has to confirm the vote. more…


Instant messaging in proteins discovered

Proteins are essential for every living cell and responsible for many fundamental processes. In particular, they are required as bio-catalysts in metabolism and for signalling inside the cell and between cells. Many diseases come about as a result of failures in this communication, and the origins of signalling in proteins have been a source of great scientific debate. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers at the University of Göttingen has actually observed the mobile protons that do this job in each and every living cell, thus providing new insights into the mechanisms. more…


Sustainable support for researchers

The Welcome Centre for the Göttingen Campus and the Südniedersachsen region continues to work hard to strengthen sustainable collaboration with its existing project partners. As a result, the University of Göttingen, as the sponsor of the Welcome Centre of the Göttingen Campus, has now agreed a cooperation agreement with the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. more…


The real value of cats and dogs in Germany

It is estimated that 23 percent of all German households have a cat, 19 percent a dog, 6 percent other small animals and 10 percent birds, fish or reptiles. One indication how much these animals are appreciated by their owners is the expenditure they are willing to invest in their hobby. According to a study by the University of Göttingen, keeping pets in Germany led to an overall economic demand and added value of around 10.7 billion euros in 2018. more…


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Males of a feather flock together

"Birds of a feather flock together" or rather "opposites attract"? A recently published study on male macaques in Thailand speaks for the former: behavioural biologists from the German Primate Centre and psychologists from the University of Göttingen have observed that the more similar male Assamese macaques are in their personality, the closer they get and the stronger their social bonds. more…

Internationalisation in an increasingly complex world

As part of the "Germany Today" tour organised by the German Academic Exchange Sercive (DAAD), 22 representatives of US and Canadian universities, research institutions and funding organisations visited the University of Göttingen, including representatives of the so-called Ivy League. more…

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