Ideas in practice
The realisation of student ideas can be promoted using funds from resources made available as part of the joint Federal and State programme for better study conditions and higher quality teaching.
Which projects are currently being implemented?
Through the student ideas competition, the university receives a large number of suggestions on how to improve study and learning conditions. A central concern is to use potentials to improve the quality of studies. With the support of various university stakeholders, it is possible to initiate improvement measures and projects at the university and put them into practice in a sustainable manner. The realisation of student ideas was supported from 2011 to 2020 with funding from a fund made available as part of the joint federal-state programme for better study conditions and more quality in teaching. More information on Göttingen Campus QPLUS
PEBL – Peer-based Learning
The International Writing Lab offers the module "Academic Writing Partnerships" in which students work in internationally composed small groups on self-selected projects and experience a special intercultural learning-teaching experience. Mehr....
Media list (Online platform on racism at universities)
The winning idea proposes an online portal with five functional areas. One aspect is an overview of media through which knowledge on the topic of racism can be conveyed in an appealing and low-threshold manner. The AStA Department for Gender & Diversity offers a media list
(in German language only).
In order to reduce barriers in lecture recordings for users with sensory impairments, for international students or for students in noisy or noise-sensitive environments, the use of a licence for the automatic subtitling of teaching and information videos of the University can be applied for. The browser-based software programme Amberscript converts spoken language into text using speech recognition. Teachers at Göttingen University have the option of creating automatically generated subtitles and transcripts of the video and audio recordings of their courses. More....
GoeHealthy: special workplaces in the SUB
The SUB has purchased standsomes and laptop stands for the Central Library and some Divisional Libraries, so that working while standing is now possible at all locations. In the Medical Library, there are height-adjustable and mobile desks for individual and group use, standing workstations and exercise-promoting equipment (two treadmills) to promote the (back) health of students. More....
A new certificate is to be introduced with which students can acquire knowledge about European policy issues from various disciplines. With this additional qualification, career opportunities on the European job market will increase.
Digital 3D outcrops database
Geological outcrops should be recorded by photo and 3D model in a database so that students can gain experience on "virtual field trips" when they cannot go into the terrain (because of Corona or students with impairments) or if they want to view outcrops around the world.
The "Ideal Script"
With the "Ideal Script", a dynamic form of a script is to be introduced that contains the important information and can be continuously expanded via QR code with functions such as explanatory videos and offers the possibility of social interaction (e.g. through question-answer function).