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Exceptional range of China-related events

In 2017, the Academic Confucius Institute (AKI) at Göttingen University supported three international conferences, three workshops for Chinese teachers and twelve scientific lectures—not to mention its support for translation projects, the development of a database and a research bibliography for the didactics of Chinese as a foreign language. At the AKI’s annual directors meeting in Göttingen, the partner universities came to a positive conclusion.


Humboldt award winner at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics

The mathematician Dr. Vlada Limic, Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In the academic year 2017/2018, she is doing research at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics of the University of Göttingen for one year.


Ultrafast phase-ordering on the atomic scale

Phase transformations belong to our everyday encounters with physical phenomena like melting, freezing, evaporating and condensing processes. Researchers at Göttingen University have now found a new method that allows the ultrafast transformation between such phases at surfaces to be observed optically.


Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer

In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm plantations and rubber. Now a team of scientists led by the University of Göttingen found out that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region.


No sex, no problem!

Sexual reproduction is linked to various benefits for the survival of a species. According to the scientific consensus, loss of sex in favour of clonal reproduction leads to a stepwise accumulation of deleterious mutations. Now scientists of the Universities of Göttingen and Lausanne found out, that ancient asexual oribatid mites are more effective in purging deleterious mutations as compared to their sexual relatives.


In eigener Sache: neues Design für die Internet–Seiten der Universität

Seit dem 10. Juli haben die Internet-Seiten der Universität ein neues Aussehen und sind auch auf Mobilgeräten besser lesbar.



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