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How words get an emotional meaning

Many objects and people in everyday life have an emotional meaning. A pair of wool socks, for example, has an emotional value if it was the last thing the grandmother knitted before her death. The same applies to words. The name of a stranger has no emotional value at first, but if a loving relationship develops, the same name suddenly has a positive connotation. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have investigated how the brain processes such stimuli, which can be positive or negative. more…


Award for Göttingen Agricultural Scientist

The agricultural scientist Professor Matin Qaim from the University of Göttingen was recently elected Fellow of the American Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). The fellowship is the highest US recognition in agricultural economics for outstanding and continuous scientific achievements. The AAEA has been honouring fellows since 1957. Qaim is the first German agricultural economist to receive this award. more…


The new green alternative for drug production

For the production of drugs, pesticides and smartphone displays, most of the processes are cost-intensive and generate a large amount of waste. Scientists at the University of Göttingen have now succeeded in developing a resource-saving "green" alternative. The results were published in Nature Catalysis. more…


Tree of walking sticks

Stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea) are among the most fascinating insects on earth: they are extremely large and, thanks to their remarkable ability to camouflage themselves perfectly as twigs, bark or leaves for protection, they have a truly bizarre appearance. A German-American research team with participation from the University of Göttingen has now published the most comprehensive genetic evolutionary tree of Phasmatodea to date. more…


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Health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

For 2019, I would like to wish health, happiness and personal and professional success to all students, staff, guests and alumni of Göttingen University and Göttingen Campus. I am certainly looking forward to working together with you in the future and to an eventful New Year! Your President Ulrike Beisiegel more…

Opening hours

During the festive season, the libraries, canteens, cafeterias and sport facilities will only have limited opening hours. We have all the information you need. more…

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