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The corona pandemic

Contributions by experts on consequences and perspectives


Research Top News History

How coffee conquered Europe

Today, coffee and tea are dietary staples for many people, but 400 years ago stimulants such as coffee and tea were exotic rarities. The collaborative…

Laserlicht im Nano-Optik-Labor
Research Top News Physics

One-way street for electrons

An international team of physicists lead by scientists from the University of Oldenburg has recorded an ultrafast film of the directed energy…

Top News

Looking back and ahead

University President Hans Michael Piper looks back on an eventful academic year in the wake of the pandemic. In a video message [YouTube] he talks…

Haim Stiemer with a digitised archive on his computer.
Top News German Studies

Retelling literary history

How does one go about studying three centuries' worth of literary journals? Haimo Stiemer is banking on digital analysis methods – and has secured a…

Beybin Elvin Tunç
Campus Life

"A unique and outstanding personality"

Master's student Beybin Elvin Tunç receives this year's DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of international students.

View of a beach against the light
Environmental Research Top News

A dynamical world underground

The German Research Foundation is funding a new research group at the university. The DynaDeep project, led by hydrogeologist Gudrun Massmann, is…

Top News Chemistry

A molecule like a nanobattery

How do molecular catalysts – molecules which can trigger or accelerate certain chemical reactions – function, and what effects do they have? Chemical…

Ralph Bruder
Top News

Presidential election: Unanimous Senate vote

Prof. Dr. Ralph Bruder (57) will be the new President of the University. The Senate has voted unanimously for the director of the Institute of Human…

Campus Life

On the university's roof

The number of photovoltaic systems at the university is growing: more modules at the sports centre and the lecture hall centre will soon be producing…

Young woman with EEG cap, virtual cafeteria environment in the background.
Top News Medical Physics and Acoustics

Using virtual reality to better understand auditory perception

How can virtual reality help to better investigate complex auditory processes? This is what Oldenburg researchers are investigating in three projects…

Marine Research Top News

A jigsaw puzzle made of ancient dust

From a South Pacific expedition, a research team led by geoscientist Torben Struve brought back a research object which had travelled far before and…

Paar op tandem
Campus Life

Een partnerschap die je bij blijft

40 jaar coöperatie tussen de universiteiten van Oldenburg en Groningen: Dankzij de lange samenwerking zijn Groningen en Oldenburgers in de loop der…

International affairs Top News University Policy

Among good neighbours

The Universities of Groningen and Oldenburg have been cooperating for 40 years. In an interview, the two presidents Jouke de Vries and Hans Michael…

Full view of the active grid with wind tunnel in the foreground.
Top News Physics

Recipe for a storm

Turbulence is an omnipresent phenomenon – and one of the great mysteries of physics. A research team from Oldenburg has now succeeded in generating…

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Corona Campus Life

Student research on Corona

Around 50 students from five schools have been working on their own projects around the pandemic. The university supports the projects in the teaching…

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Campus Life Chemistry

Leading the way in virtual learning

Digital learning formats are booming. Chemists at the University of Oldenburg developed practical experiments that can be carried out via the internet…

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Corona Top News Health Services Research

Good health care in pandemic times

When the number of people infected with the corona virus rose dramatically in spring, many people did not seek medical care. Here, health care…

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Study Germany and Europe

Trouble finding courses for the semester abroad? International students of social sciences and humanities who come to Oldenburg are spared this.…

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Top News Social Sciences

"A positive history of democracy"

Political education often leads a niche existence. The German reunification offers a good opportunity to demonstrate the achievements of democracy,…

Two men stand at the stern of a ship and throw the yellow, elongated buoy into the sea.
Marine Research Top News

Enhanced visibility for profiling floats

Almost 4,000 robotic floats drift through the world's oceans in the international Argo programme. Using new optical measuring methods, the robots will…

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