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Global sustainability: call for a combination of organic farming and genetic engineering

The EU’s "Farm-to-Fork" strategy aims to make European agriculture and its food systems more sustainable, and in particular to increase the proportion of organic farming. However, an increase in organic farming will by no means guarantee more sustainability say an international research team, unless a combination of genetic engineering and organic farming is allowed, according to their opinion piece was published in Trends in Plant Science more…


Revealing the routes of the Hanseatic era online

The Hanseatic League was a confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe, which came to dominate trade in the region for three hundred years. A digital platform now reveals the long-distance trade routes in Northern Europe between 1350 and 1650. The map, published by a research team including our University, is available on www.viabundus.eu. more…


Asteroid crater on Earth provides clues about Martian craters

At nearly 15-million-years old, the Nördlinger Ries is an asteroid impact crater filled with lake sediments. Its structure is comparable to the craters currently being explored on Mars. In addition to various other deposits on the rim of the basin, the crater fill is mainly formed by stratified clay deposits. Unexpectedly, a research team led by the University of Göttingen has now discovered a volcanic ash layer in the asteroid crater. In addition, the team was able to show that the ground under the crater is sinking in the long term, which provides important insights for the exploration of craters on Mars. more…


Göttingen University Senate elects new Vice-Presidents

The Senate of the University of Göttingen elected Professor Anke Holler and Professor Bernhard Brümmer as Vice-Presidents of the University on 1 April 2021. The University Foundation Committee has already approved the Senate's decisions, and both will begin their two-year terms of office immediately. Holler, whose academic specialism is German Linguistics, is responsible for the newly created area of "Professorial appointments and equal opportunities" in the Presidential Board. Brümmer, whose specialism is agricultural economics, will take over the area of "Research". 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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