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.
Due to the pandemic, attendance at the faculty is limited. For general inquiries, please contact us preferably by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can find information from the university on the current situation here: link and employees here: link
Information from the faculty on the respective degree program can be found on the corresponding page: Bachelor, Master, Teaching (Bachelor), Master of Education.
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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...
Clever biomolecular labelling enables identification of immune cells
Biomolecules regulate the biological functions inside every living cell. If scientists can understand the molecular mechanisms of such functions, then it is possible to detect severe dysfunction which can lead to illness. At a molecular level, this can be achieved with fluorescent markers that are specifically incorporated into the respective biomolecules. In the past, this has been achieved by incorporating a marker in the biomolecule by completely rebuilding it from the beginning, necessitating a large number of steps.more...
New methods: faster, safer, greener - Chemist from the University of Göttingen receives ERC Advanced Grant
Professor of Chemistry, Lutz Ackermann from Göttingen University has received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC will fund his project "Electrochemical Bond Functionalization (ElectroFun)" for five years with an award of around 2.5 million euros.more...
How nitrogen is transferred by a catalyst
Catalysts with a metal-nitrogen bond can transfer nitrogen to organic molecules. In this process short-lived molecular species are formed, whose properties critically determine the course of the reaction and product formation. The key compound in a catalytic nitrogen-atom transfer reaction has now been analysed in detail by chemists at the University of Göttingen and Goethe University Frankfurt.more...
Old Chemical Laboratory honored as Historic Chemical Landmark
The Old Chemical Laboratory of the University of Göttingen in the Hospital Street has been awarded as “Historic Chemical Landmark” on 17 October 2019 within the program of the German Chemical Society (GDCh).more...
Funding for network
The European Social Fund and the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony will support the project "Training Compass Chemistry - Designing Sustainable Transitions" from April 1, 2020. The Faculty of Chemistry is increasingly networking with local companies and educational actors to support chemical laboratory assistants who want to study chemistry and vice versa students who want to switch to a more practice-oriented education. In the network, accompanying consulting tools and reliable recognition channels for services rendered are to be developed.
Older News - archive
A listing of older press releases / news about our faculty can be found by clicking on "more". (Just in german at the moment)more...
News from the faculty
Admission procedure for the Master's program in Chemistry (winter semester 2021/22)
The application deadline for the Master's program in the winter semester 2021/22 is July 15, 2021. More detailed info can be found here.
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)
Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry
Phone: 0551 / 39-21810