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The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. It offers a comprehensive range of subjects across 13 faculties: in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and medicine. With over 30,000 students and more than 210 degree programmes, the University is one of the largest in Germany.

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James Franck – a researcher with principles

September 17 marks the day of the ceremonial inauguration of the University of Göttingen in 1737. This is an opportunity to take a look back at our University’s history and to commemorate special historical events, such as the appointment of the scientist James Franck, who took up his professorship 100 years ago in the summer semester of 1921.

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“More support needed for pollination services in agriculture”

The global decline of pollinators threatens the reproductive success of 90 per cent of all wild plants globally and the yield of 85 per cent of the world’s most important crops. Pollinators – mainly bees and other insects – contribute to 35 per cent of the world's food production. The service provided by pollinators is crucial for securing food produced by the more than two billion small farmers worldwide.

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Information on the coronavirus

What regulations with regard to the corona pandemic are currently in force at the University of Göttingen? How is the winter semester proceeding? Under what conditions do courses take place? And when can I receive guests on campus? All information for students, staff and guests as well as our regular newsletter can be found here.

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Good ratings for academic disciplines at Göttingen University

In the most recent rankings by the National Taiwan University (NTU), Agriculture at the University of Göttingen achieves first place in Germany. The subjects of Environment/Ecology, as well as Plant & Animal Sciences, are also ranked first in Germany. The field of Natural Sciences achieved eighth place nationwide.

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Local wood with fire protection properties

Wood scientists at the University of Göttingen, together with the Swiss company Archroma, a global spe-cialty chemicals company, have developed a new method for turning affordable and ecologically friendly wood from European forests into high-quality, fire-resistant construction timber.

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Hand pollination of crops is of major importance

Pollinators – such as bees, butterflies and birds – are essential for agricultural production. However, natural pollination can also fail or be insufficient, which can lead to lower yields and poorer quality. This means alternative solutions are needed. Hand pollination, in which pollen is applied manually or mechanically to the flower, can supplement or replace pollination by animals. Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Hohenheim now present the first systematic review of hand pollination of food crops.

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