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List of the newly organised centres

On the basis of the guidelines for the setting of contextual and structural characteristics of centres from the 17th of December 2009 the Senate Commission for the Planning of Development and Finance issued the suggestion to give eleven centres the status of a centre of the University of Göttingen. These centres have already been established or shall arise from the fusion of existing centres.

In the humanities and social sciences these are:

  • Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CEMEAS)
  • Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)
  • Centrum Orbis Orientalis et Occidentalis (CORO) through fusion of the current CORO and KEMA
  • Goettingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
  • Centre for Empirical Research of Education and Schooling (ZeUS)
  • Centre for Research of the Medieval Period and Early Modern Period (ZMF)



In the natural and life sciences these are:

  • Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use. It arises from the fusion of the Research Centre Forest Ecology Systems (FZW), the Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology (GCBE), the Centre for Environmental Protection (ZfN), the Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry (CeTSAF) and the Research and Study Centre Agriculture and Environment (ZLU).
  • Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CMPB)
  • Göttingen Centre for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB)
  • Centre for Statistics (ZfS)
  • Centre for Integrated Neurosciences (ZIN, provisional title). It arises from the fusion of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen (BCCN), the Bernsteinfocus Neurotechnology (BFNT) and the Centre for Neurobiology of Behaviour (ZNV).


  • In resolutions on the 9th of June 2010 and the 11th of August 2010 the Senate and Presidium followed the recommendations. The responsible committees and bodies are currently dealing with the ordinances on which the formation resolutions will be based.