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Collaborative agreement on global and transregional studies

The Volkswagen Group has become an associate partner of the Göttingen Campus. Göttingen University and the Volkswagen Group have signed a general agreement: Their objective for the future is to work together more closely on research and teaching projects, particularly in the area of global and transregional studies. more...

Can the greening be greener?

In 2015, the European Union (EU) introduced a new greening instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy, with the intention of slowing down the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural areas. A group of scientists has examined how effective the flagship greening measure really is. Their conclusions are sobering. more...

Stress bypasses quality control

Under stressful life conditions many proteins lose their functionality. A natural mechanism that can be found in all cells leads to the preferred synthesis of stabilizing proteins (so called chaperones), which protect cells from stress and the subsequent “destruction” of normal proteins. Scientists from the University of Göttingen have addressed the question of how this life-saving mechanism works. The results were published in Nature. more...

Leibniz Prize for Göttingen Chemist

Prof. Dr. Lutz Ackermann, chemist at the University of Göttingen, has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Leibniz Prize is endowed with € 2.5 million and considered one of the most important research funding grants in Germany. more...

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Three-minute thesis competition

Are you a PhD student at the University of Göttingen? Can you present the core message of your doctoral thesis in just three minutes? Can you explain your research to a group of lay people – in English? And finally: are you interested in a trip to Edinburgh should you be among the final contestants? Then this is something for you! more...

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