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The corona pandemic

Contributions by experts on consequences and perspectives

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Campus Life

Exotic, vegan and fair

The University of Oldenburg becomes a Fairtrade University. To mark this distinction, the Studentenwerk has come up with a special three-course-menu.

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Campus Life

Pro vaccination

Campus versus Corona: The city of Oldenburg has opened a vaccination point in the university library. On Mondays, everyone aged 12 years or older can…

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Top News Marine Science

Microbes produce oxygen in the dark

There would be no oxygen on Earth were it not for sunlight; the key component in photosynthesis. Now researchers have made the surprising discovery…

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Campus Life International affairs

Exciting bonds

In the post-Brexit era, German and British universities are seeking new ways to collaborate. Thanks to a new programme, chemists Lena Albers from…

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A pile of larger plastic pieces (broken beverage crates, a bobby car, lids from a trash can, baskets, canisters, pipes...) lies on dark volcanic stones.
Top News Marine Research

Support from space

More and more plastic litter accumulates in the oceans. Remote sensing specialist Shungudzemwoyo Garaba from the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of…

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Porträtfoto Prof. Dr. Gerd Hentschel
Top News Research Slavic Studies

Languages provide a piece of home

Languages are often more variable than we imagine. In this interview, Slavic scholar Gerd Hentschel talks about German loan words in Upper Silesian…

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Campus Life Studies

A look at the future

Five groups of students conducted research focused on the topic of "the future". Among the questions they investigated were how the climate movement…

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The image shows the printing nozzle from which a solution emerges drop by drop. The printed objects are columns or have shapes resembling a spiral staircase.
Top News Chemistry

3D printing approaches atomic dimensions

Oldenburg chemist Dmitry Momotenko has developed a new printing technology for tiny metallic objects. He succeeded in producing copper columns with a…

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A package of newspapers, on it an application folder and a CV.
UGO-Mittagstisch Campus Life International affairs

The professionals of the future

Vote now for the University Pearl of the year 2021! The Oldenburg project "Work it out!" is also on the ballot: The certificate course supports…

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Presidential Board Top News

Senate elects new presidential board

The senate of the university has voted in favor of a second term for special needs educationalist Annett Thiele. Psychologist Christiane Thiel and…

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View from above on one of the artifical islands located on the tidals flats off the island of Spiekeroog, East Frisian Wadden Sea. von oben auf eine der künstlichen Inseln im Rückseitenwatt von Spiekeroog.
Top News Marine Research

Of islands and species communities

The research group DynaCom is investigating how stable ecosystems are in the face of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. The German…

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Top News Higher Education Policy

Sustainable mobility across Europe

As well as supporting mobility in higher education, the European Erasmus+ programme aims to promote social change towards more sustainability. The…

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Picture of several trilobite fossils which have long spines at their sides.
Top News Marine Research

How volcanic eruptions drove severe mass extinctions

Volcanism probably triggered a period of global cooling that caused one of the most severe mass extinctions in Earth history. A new study by Jack…

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Jingjing Xu with bouquet of flowers, certificate and her little daughter.
Campus Life International affairs

Career success and a second home in Oldenburg

Originally, Jingjing Xu planned to spend just one year at the University of Oldenburg. That was in 2017. She stayed longer to continue her research…

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A box with diverse carrot varieties.
Top News Economics

Sowing the seeds for climate-resilient agriculture

Commons-based plant breeding promotes diversity and reduces farmers' dependence on international markets, a new study by sustainability researchers…

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Top News Covid History

History in real time

Why we are already writing the history of the Covid pandemic: an article by historian Malte Thießen.

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Ralph Bruder gives his inaugural speech, a presentation behind him reads "Open for new ways".
Presidential Board Top News Higher Education Policy

A university with much to give to society

Ralph Bruder has been university president since August. Now, he was oficially inaugurated. Bruder will steer the university for the coming six years.…

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Top News Human Medicine

40 additional medical study places

The parties in government of Lower Saxony presented the results of the budget meetings on Tuesday. According to that, an additional 40 medical study…

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Campus Life Graduiertenakademie

"Career driver" for young researchers celebrates 10th anniversary

Giving young researchers the tools they need to gain a foothold in their careers – that has been the mission of the university’s Graduate Academy…

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Photos of the scientists honoured by the University Society.
Top News Research

Research that creates something new

Oldenburg neuroscientist Martin Bleichner has received this year's "Prize for Excellent Research" from the University Society. Two recent doctoral…

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