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Key Research Areas

The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned university placing emphasis on research and research-based teaching. The University is distinguished by the outstanding quality in its priority Key Research Areas, by its remarkable diversity of disciplines, especially in the humanities, and by a strong and deeply anchored interdisciplinarity in the natural and life sciences.


Coordination Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

  • Cellular Processes and Molecular Machines

  • Digital Transformation

  • Functional Principles of Living Matter: Life at the Nanoscale

  • Language and Cognition

  • Microscopic Processes of Energy Conversion at Interfaces

  • Religious Studies

  • Sustainable Land Use Systems




  • Coordination University Medical Center Göttingen

  • Neuroscience

  • System Medicine of Heart and Brain



  • Coordination Campus Partners

  • Primate Cognition: From information integration to decision-making

  • Solar System Research