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The corona pandemic

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Campus Life

Work during the pandemic

The pandemic changed the everyday working lives of many university employees. In February, the Presidential Board and the Staff Council surveyed the…

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Top News Economics

Substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

Students have compiled the university's third sustainability report. It shows that considerable progress has been made: CO2 emissions, for example,…

Portrait Humboldt-Fellow Mandana Amiri
Campus Life

Learning from each other

From research on water splitting to riding bikes: Thanks to a Humboldt Research Fellowship, the chemist Mandana Amiri is currently working at the…

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Top News Higher Education Policy

"Let's see if anyone can emulate that!"

After six years, University President Hans Michael Piper's term has come to an end. On Thursday, July 1st, the university has bid farewell to him.

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Lehre Campus Life

Practical courses in pandemic times

University students don't just learn in lectures and seminars; they also study in the laboratory, in schools or in concert halls. Six examples…

Top News Covid Medical ethics

Solidarity under scrutiny

Solidarity and social responsibility between generations in the pandemic constitute a focus of their research. Mark Schweda and Niklas Ellerich-Groppe…

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Top News Research Biology

Quantum Birds

New findings on magnetic sensing in birds are presented by an international team of researchers led by Oldenburg biologist Henrik Mouritsen. The…

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Top News Research Marine Science

Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea

A study led by Oldenburg researchers finds new explanation for the accumulation of organic compounds in oxygen-depleted marine areas. The effect could…

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Top News Research Physics

The wind turbines of the future – and their digital twins

The new "Offshore Megastructures" Collaborative Research Centre is developing concepts for massive offshore wind turbines. In two sub-projects,…

Portrait of physicist Jan Vogelsang
Research Top News Early Career Physics

In the spotlight

Physicist Jan Vogelsang uses innovative laser systems to study ultrafast processes. The University has awarded him a Carl von Ossietzky Young…

Top News Health Services Research

Targeted fall prevention

Improving assessment of the risk of repeated falls in older adults and providing targeted prevention is the aim of a new research project led by…

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A culture of life-long learning

Universities play a much greater role in continuing education today than they did ten years ago. Education experts Anke Hanft and Karsten Speck talk…

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Campus Life

Canteen in takeaway mode

The pots are steaming once more at the University canteen on Uhlhornsweg. Students and staff can pick up delicious meals there now that the…

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Top News Physics

Homing in on the smallest possible laser

An international team of researchers led by Oldenburg physicists has succeeded in generating an unusual quantum state in ultrathin semiconductor…

Covid Top News Social Sciences

Vaccination strategies: a global challenge

If citizens were to decide how limited supplies of vaccines are allocated in a pandemic, what would national and global vaccination strategies look…

International affairs Covid Top News

International despite the pandemic

Many students dream of one or two semesters abroad. In this interview Jenka Schmidt, head of the University's International Office, talks about what…

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Research Top News Medical Physics and Acoustics

Tracking down speech signals

Background noise, reverberations and acoustic feedback often hamper speech comprehension when technical devices are in use. Hearing researcher Simon…

Campus Life Physics

When light and sound interact

Physicist Martin Esman has received an Ossietzky Fellowship for his research on nanoscale phenomena. He investigates transport processes in which…

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International affairs Top News Higher Education Policy

Achieving more together

Joint outlook for the future: following the recent renewal of their cooperation agreement, the Universities of Oldenburg and Groningen have drawn up a…

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Campus Life

Erasmus+ promotes undergraduate research

Advancing digital research among students is the goal of the new international project „A European Network for Digital Undergraduate Research“…

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