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The corona pandemic

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Research Marine Sciences Top News

Scientists successfully breed corals in the lab

Scientists at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) scored a success: in the aquariums in Wilhelmshaven they were…

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Edge view on a wooden cube. On one side, there is an image of a cobra, on the other a sun wheel, on the third plastic models of Aztec buildings. Not to be seen is the fourth side with a vault opening.
Covid Campus Life

A box full of puzzles

In the pandemic, practical modules pose a challenge for lecturers. For the "Maker's Lab", a practical hardware-oriented course in the Computer Science…

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EA young woman presents the prototype of the smart helmet: she wears virtual reality goggles and a shiny silver bicycle helmet.
Research Top News Computing Science

The power of data

Data has become one of the most important economic assets of the 21st century. Jorge Marx Gómez and a team of Oldenburg business informatics…

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Research Top News Chemistry

The Batteries of the Future

Producing batteries in a completely new way is the goal of chemist Dmitry Momotenko. He has now started his research work at the university - funded…

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Research Top News Health Services Research

Effective health services research beyond national borders

How do the different healthcare systems in Germany and the Netherlands affect the healthcare of individual citizens? In a new project, health…

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Music Top News Health Services Research

Music is key

How does music therapy or choir singing reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life for dementia patients? This is the focus of a study by…

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Research Top News Economics

In the service of sustainability

The imperatives of ecology and the economy are often seen as contradictory. But for Jörn Hoppmann, Professor of Management at the Department of…

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Campus Life

More counselling for employees

The University of Oldenburg is expanding its counselling services and now offers employees support and advice on both work-related and personal…

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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
Presidential Board 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 Covid 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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Bow of a ship with numerous rust stains.
Research Marine Sciences 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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An aerial image shows the branching tidal creeks and differently colored salt marshes.
Research Environmental Sciences 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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Research Covid Top News Health Services Research

A mirror of society

Aging and old age affect everyone. Geriatrician Tania Zieschang and philosopher Mark Schweda approach the topic from different perspectives. An…

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Four dolphins swim just below the water surface.
Marine Sciences Top News

"Marine organisms don't respect boundaries"

Marine biodiversity is threatened by climate change, pollution and overfishing. Biodiversity expert Helmut Hillebrand explains in this interview how…

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