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Campus Life

“At the beginning, you need to be patient”

Gustavo Adolfo Leon Montoya has come to appreciate the short distances, nature and peace and quiet of Oldenburg. After two and a half years, the…

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Top News Biology

Defying the wind

What is stronger? The branches of trees in tropical rainforests or the roots of the plants that grow on them? To find out, biologists Helena Einzmann…

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Marine Research Top News

Improving the monitoring of ship emissions

To monitor emissions from shipping traffic, Oldenburg scientists and partners from France are developing a network of autonomous sensors. The devices…

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Campus Life

International Energy

It is 30 years now since the University of Oldenburg first launched its “Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy”. Around 95 percent of the students…

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Environmental Research Top News

"No safe operating space"

Are tipping points suitable concepts for developing environmental policies? Probably not, as even small environmental changes can have major…

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Two hands in blue protective gloves are holding the measuring cell. It is white, about the size of a telephone and connected with cables.
Top News Chemistry

A look inside a battery

Lithium-based batteries and accumulators have become indispensable as energy storage devices. Chemists led by Gunther Wittstock have developed a new…

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Top News Human Medicine

Better treatment for lung cancer

New insights are paving the way for highly targeted cancer therapies. In this interview, Frank Griesinger, director of the Centre for Internal…

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Campus Life

48 hours for science

Bring a project from concept to paper in two days – in a “Sciathon” Oldenburg PhD student Nora Bach took on this challenge. The competition was part…

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International affairs Top News

The world in the classroom

Raising awareness to cultural diversity is what a DAAD project for the internationalization of teacher education intends. The university and its…

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C3L Top News

A new chance

How can refugees who had to break off their studies or whose degree is not recognised in Germany manage to get a career start here? C3L's new "Change…

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Corona Top News Economics

Global challenges, global solutions

The economic problems caused by coronavirus are as global as the pandemic itself. Economist Hans-Michael Trautwein talks about the challenges and how…

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Corona Campus Life

"Everyone's being very cooperative"

Despite the corona pandemic, master student Leah Hupp is currently completing a semester abroad at the University of Seoul - and is impressed by the…

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Psychology Top News

Measuring brain activity on the go

Long-term measurements of brain waves are a cumbersome procedure for patients. Oldenburg brain researchers have now tested a new method – with…

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Marine Research Top News

Healthy seas for the benefit of all

Reconciling ecological and social demands for a better management of the marine environment - that is the goal of a new, international project led by…

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Corona Campus Life

Aid in a precarious situation

When student jobs become scarce, as recently due to the pandemic, international students without entitlement to student loans, social welfare or…

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Top News Neuroscience

Of Mice and Humans

How does the brain decide which sensory input is relevant and which is not? A study conducted by Oldenburg hearing reseachers shows that the rules…

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Grafik zeigt die Protease als großes, unregelmäßig geformtes Gebilde. Ein möglicher Wirkstoff füllt eine Art Tasche innerhalb des Moleküls aus.
Corona Top News Computing Science

New paths to an active substance

Artificial intelligence could accelerate the search for an effective drug against Sars-CoV-2, says AI expert Oliver Kramer. He and his team have…

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Corona Top News Health Services Research

Virtual physiotherapy

Physiotherapy via video conferencing? In the coronavirus crisis, older people in particular have been left with no other option. Scientists at the…

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Corona Top News Philosophy

"We need science more than ever"

Contradictory statements by experts are unsettling politics and society, and doubts about science are growing louder in the crisis. Here, science…

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Campus Life Law

Diversity in unity

Can you study law in Oldenburg? The answer is yes and no. The Hanse Law School programme, jointly run by the Universities of Oldenburg and Bremen, is…

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