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Funding for international research projects

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is funding the stay of three international postdocs at Göttingen University. The scientists will spend a year and a half working with a cooperation partner at the University on an international research project of their choice. This includes a twelve-month research stint at another foreign university. more…


Discovery of the first amber fossils from New Zealand

An international team of scientists led by palaeontologists Professor Alexander Schmidt of the University of Göttingen and Professor Daphne Lee from the University of Otago in Dunedin has discovered the first fossils preserved in amber from New Zealand. At several locations the team found spiders, mites, midges, beetles and other arthropods as well as fungi that have been preserved in amber for up to 25 million years. more…


High rates of diabetes and hypertension found in India

Rates of diabetes and hypertension are high among middle-aged and elderly people across all geographic measures and sociodemographic groups in India. This is the result of the first nationally representative study of those conditions in the country, presented by an international team of researchers from Harvard University, the University of Göttingen and the Heidelberg University Hospital. The researchers also found unexpectedly high rates of hypertension among young adults. more…


Laureate of Anneliese Maier Award comes to Göttingen

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has bestowed the Anneliese Maier Research Award 2018 upon Chinese historian and literary scholar Professor Wang Hui. The prize, endowed with € 250,000, is awarded to internationally outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Over the next five years, Wang will regularly be working at Göttingen University’s Department of East Asian Studies and Global and Transregional Studies Platform. more…


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Opening hours during semester breaks

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to cosy down at home during the Christmas holidays or enjoy themselves on a ski holiday: Students who have important deadlines approaching are dependent on the usual student infrastructure – library, canteen, Learning and Study Building (LSG) or University sports. Here are the opening hours for holiday periods and bank holidays. more…

Göttingen University submits full proposals for four Clusters of Excellence

On 21 February 2018, the University of Göttingen submitted full proposals for four Clusters of Excellence in the Excellence Strategy funded by the German Federal and State Governments. The topics are “Multiscale Bioimaging”, “Primate Cognition”, “The Making and Unmaking of the Religious” and “Integrative Land Use Science for Sustainable Development”. The University and their partners at the Göttingen Campus worked on the proposals as a team. The final funding decision will be announced at the end of September 2018. more…

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