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Popcorn! Packaging for the future?

Modern packaging must do much more than simply meet the specific requirements for transport, storage and presentation: it must also be sustainable. For many years, a research group at the University of Göttingen has put their energy and expertise into investigating manufacturing processes for products made of popcorn. These products have the potential to be environmentally friendly alternatives to polystyrene or plastic. The University has now signed a licence agreement with the company Nordgetreide for the commercial use of the process and products for the packaging sector. more…


Scrap for cash before coins

How did people living in the Bronze Age manage their finances before money became widespread? Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Rome have discovered that bronze scrap found in hoards in Europe circulated as a currency. These pieces of scrap – which might include swords, axes, and jewellery broken into pieces – were used as cash in the late Bronze Age (1350-800 BC), and in fact complied with a weight system used across Europe. more…


Fundamental regulation mechanism of proteins discovered

Proteins perform a vast array of functions in the cell of every living organism with critical roles in almost every biological process. There are numerous chemical switches that control the structure and the function of proteins and these were thought to be well understood, so a team of researchers at the University of Göttingen were surprised to discover a completely new on/off switch that seems to be a ubiquitous regulatory element in proteins. Results were published in Nature. more…


Data specialists with in-depth knowledge

In this coming winter semester, the University of Göttingen is establishing a Master's programme in Applied Data Science. Students will specialise in dealing with large amounts of data, and how to gain meaningful insights from the data sets. The programme is taught in English and leads to a Master of Science (MSc) in four semesters. Göttingen University is the first university in Lower Saxony to offer both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Applied Data Science. more…


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Call for applications: Dorothea Schlözer positions for postdoctoral researchers

The University of Göttingen invites applications for two positions in the Dorothea Schlözer Postdoctoral Programme. Female postdocs, preferably in their early postdoc phase, who are planning or have already started a research project at one of the seven faculties of the University of Göttingen can apply in this round. The application deadline is 15 April 2021. more…

Health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

For 2021, we would like to wish health, happiness and personal and professional success to all students, staff, guests and alumni of Göttingen University and Göttingen Campus. more…

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