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The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. It offers a comprehensive range of subjects across 13 faculties: in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and medicine. With over 30,000 students and offering up to 200 degree programmes, the University is one of the largest in Germany.

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Transport box of a Polish emigrant family. After their arrival in West Germany in 1983, the family painted over the address

From "Bare Essentials" to "Objects Full of Hope and Promise"

What role do objects play when people are forced to flee? What things do they take with them and why? The University of Göttingen, the Museum Friedland and the Berlin exhibition office "Die Exponauten" are dedicating a new research project to the question of the significance of the material aspects of flight and migration.

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Physics in Advent

Physics in Advent!

Twenty-four more experiments until Christmas! This year, the University of Göttingen and its partners are offering entertaining physics experiments for the Advent season. The fun is open to everybody but those between the ages of 11 and 18 are also eligible to win prizes.

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Persian leopard and kittled cattle in Northern Iran.

Illegal hunting exacerbates livestock loss

Direct exploitation of wildlife is a global driver of biodiversity decline. Illegal hunting (‘poaching’) inside and around protected areas can affect wildlife populations negatively which, in the long term, leads to a decline in populations of the large carnivores (such as wolves and big cats) that depend on them for food. In the short term, as a response to a lack of wild prey, large carnivores may increase attacks on livestock.

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University of Göttingen is awarded one Cluster of Excellence

The University of Göttingen and its partners at the Göttingen Campus have been awarded funding for the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells” within the Excellence Strategy funded by the German Federal and State Governments. With one funded Cluster of Excellence, the University will not be able to apply via the “Universities of Excellence” process.

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Award for contribution to the Colombian peace process

Law Professor Kai Ambos from the University of Göttingen has been awarded the Order of merit “Carlos Lemos Simmonds” for 2018 by the Colombian Press Association and the German Embassy in Bogotá. The award honours his contribution to the peace process in Colombia.

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A new twist on stellar rotation

Like our Sun, distant stars are rotating spheres of hot gas. Stars, however, do not rotate like solid spheres: regions at different latitudes rotate at different rates. An international group of researchers including the University of Göttingen has now measured the rotational patterns of a sample of Sun-like stars.

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