Welcome to the Faculty of Chemistry
The Göttingen Faculty of Chemistry stands for research strength and attractive, research-oriented study programmes. It is characterised by close networking with neighbouring faculties and research institutes on the Göttingen campus.
Latest state of the art
(pug) Since 2012, the buildings of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Göttingen have been gradually renovated. After the chemical storage, workshop building, and Building E with lecture halls, learning areas, and provisional laboratory spaces, the renovation of Building H as a modern laboratory building is now complete. Since this semester, all practical areas of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and the Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry are located there.more...
Transition phase Start of studies
Starting a course of study is an important step in life, also in chemistry. We provide intensive support for our new students and are developing digital tools, advisory services and low-threshold networks in two projects. These help students get off to a successful start in their studies, but are also there to help them if, after a while, their studies turn out not to be a suitable path after all and they need to look for alternatives in the world of chemistry.
Chemistry Training Compass ( funded by the European Union)
Chemistry Tools (funded by the State of Lower Saxony)
Get to know us!
Are you interested in studying chemistry in Göttingen? Then you are welcome to get a personal impression of what we offer, e.g. in a consultation at our Faculty. You can make an appointment using the contact details below. Or take advantage of one of our other offers to get to know us.mehr...
News from the faculty
Teaching Award Winners of the Winter Semester 22/23
The Faculty of Chemistry congratulates the winners of the teaching award for the best teaching in the winter semester 2022/23!
Education without boundaries between theory and experiment
The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports the Research Training Group (RTG) "Evaluative Experiments for Numerical Quantum Chemistry (BENCh)" at the University of Göttingen for another four and a half years. The RTG was established in January 2019 and now receives an extension of funding totaling just under 4.5 million euros.more...
Chemistry: Engine for Sustainability Innovations
As part of the lecture series of the summer semester 2022, current research focal points in the field of Sustainable Chemistry are presented and put into perspective. In addition to new findings from academic research, applications for the regional industry are also highlighted. All lectures can be viewed online in the following playlist.here
Innovative: Electrochemical Molecule Synthesis Coupled with Hydrogen Production
Green hydrogen is considered the clean energy carrier of the future: it can be produced in a decentralized manner using renewable energy sources such as solar or wind energy without the release of climate-harming carbon dioxide. Researchers at the University of Göttingen are actively working on systems in which electrochemical hydrogen production is coupled with the conversion of carbon-hydrogen bonds. In the past, rare metals were used as catalysts to control the progress of such reactions. In a new process, however, inexpensive cobalt is used as the catalyst.more...
Precisely arranging nanoparticles
Research team at Göttingen University develops plasmonic molecules from nanoparticles. In the incredibly small world of molecules, the elementary building blocks – the atoms – join together in a very regular pattern. In contrast, in the macroscopic world with its larger particles, there is much greater disorder when particles connect. A research team at the University of Göttingen has now succeeded in achieving the same precise arrangement of atoms shown in molecules, but using nanometer-sized particles, known as “plasmonic molecules” – combinations of nanoscale metallic structures that have unique properties.more...
Older News - archive
A listing of older press releases / news about our faculty can be found by clicking on "more".more...
From September 25, 2023, to October 13, 2023
Once again this year, the Faculty of Chemistry is offering the propaedeutic course 'Chemtroduction'! more.
Application Deadline for Master's Program in Chemistry
July 15, 2023
Applications for the winter semester 2023/24 will be accepted until July 15. Information about the application process can be found here..
15th Göttingen Chemistry Forum
June 14, 2023
Lectures and poster presentations provide insights into the projects of our master's students and doctoral candidates. More information can be found here..
Virtual lab assistant
The virtual lab assistant provides a description of most lab equipment, safety instructions for working in the lab, and checklists for everyday lab work.
The Virtual Lab is an internet platform to support the teaching of chemistry. The common working techniques in the laboratory are explained and illustrated in the form of short films.
We are pleased to welcome you to the Virtual Study Orientation of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Göttingen. (Just in german)