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Top News GIZ

Top ranking in the Start-Up Radar

The University of Oldenburg is among Germany's best universities for promoting start-ups, securing fourth place in the "Large Universities" category.

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Campus Life

Senate: Academic freedom at partner university massively endangered

In a recent meeting, the Senate of Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg dealt with the alarming events at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.…

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Artistic illustration of a wormhole.
Research Top News Physics

Microscopic wormholes possible in theory

Wormholes are hypothetical shortcuts between two distant points in space. In a new study, Oldenburg physicists show that microscopic, traversable…

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Portrait of Annett Thiele
Präsidium Top News

"There is still a lot to do"

Women's Day has been celebrated since 1911. An appreciation of the day is not dispensable even in times of pandemic, emphasizes Annett Thiele, Vice…

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The electron micrograph shows several viruses attacking a cell. The spike proteins can be clearly seen.
Research Corona Top News Medical Physics and Acoustics

Close-up of coronaviruses on the attack

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg are using electron microscopy images of SARS-CoV-2 to generate images that for the first time provide a…

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Research Marine Research Top News

An underestimated source of marine microplastic pollution

Marine paints can be a major source of microplastics in the North Sea. In a new study, Oldenburg environmental geochemists hypothesize that ships…

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Campus Life

Working in the pandemic - what works, what doesn't?

The pandemic has changed the university staff's working routines profoundly. A survey is set to find out how exactly. In a video, Vice President Jörg…

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Research Top News Special Needs Education

Having a say in career choices

For many young people with intellectual disabilities this career trajectory seems preordained – yet their wishes and ideas are not particularly taken…

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Research Environmental Research Top News

The birth of an island

The North Sea island of Spiekeroog is a huge natural laboratory: A team of researchers led by Gudrun Massmann and Luise Giani has studied how its wild…

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A view of the Speicherstadt warehouse district and a sightseeing boat in the foreground.
Research Top News Computing Science

When autonomous freight vessels cruise the city

Autonomous zero-emission ships could decongest cities that have a network of small waterways. Oldenburg IT specialists are studying this…

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