Vice Dean for Research

Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt

+49 (0)441 798-5523

Research Officer

Dr. Beena Punnamoottil

+49 (0)441 798-2142


Postal address

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg Faculty VI - Medicine and Health Sciences Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118 26129 Oldenburg

Visiting address

Building V03, 3rd floor, Wing A. Ammerländer Heerstraße 138 26129 Oldenburg

Third-party funding applications

Main Research Areas and Research Alliances

Research at Faculty VI – School of Medicine and Health Sciences is supported by an interlocking of natural science and clinical departments. The departments' divisions contribute to the university's guiding theme of Man and Technology with the research foci of neurosensory and hearing research as well as health care research. In addition to the main research areas, the faculty pursues the three potential areas of rare diseases, oncology and mobile health.

Structurally, research is supported by two research centres and coordinated third-party funding programmes. As in the previous ranking ( 2011-2013), the life sciences at the University of Oldenburg are in third place in the DFG ranking (2014 - 2016 ) of HEIs with the highest DFG funding in personnel terms.

Research centres

Neurosensorics Research Centre

How does our brain create an inner image of the world around us based on the messages from our sensory organs? Medical doctors, neurobiologists, psychophysicists, psychologists, acousticians, engineers, biochemists and neurogeneticists are working interdisciplinarily on this question. The focus is on the processes that create the first sensory building blocks in the sensory organs from the flood of sensory impressions - and the processes that construct a perception from them in the brain. The experts pay special attention to examining the interactions of different sensory impressions.

Neurosensory science is one of eleven main research areas at the University of Oldenburg. So far, more than 30 working groups have established themselves in this field, with the Research Centre for Neurosensory Science forming the umbrella organisation. It bundles the interdisciplinary activities of the working groups and actively promotes cooperation with non-university institutions. The scientists at the centre also see an important task in the targeted promotion of young scientists.

Executive DirectorProf. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

Centre of excellence for hearing research

The Cluster of Excellence "Hearing4all" is literally dedicated to "Hearing for All". Through improved individualised hearing diagnostics and the provision of personal hearing aids, the scientists want to decisively improve the communication situation of those affected. The Centre of Excellence for Hearing Research is the joint scientific umbrella structure of the University of Oldenburg, the Hannover Medical School and the University of Hannover, which runs the Hearing4all project.

The aim of the Centre of Excellence is to support and coordinate joint research between the universities at the internationally recognised and well-networked cluster locations of Oldenburg and Hannover. In doing so, it contributes to sustainable, cross-university joint structures that combine basic research with clinical and translational research.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Birger Kollmeier

Ongoing research collaborations of the faculty

Completed research associations of the faculty

  • Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 31 The Active Hearing (DFG)
  • PhD Programme "Hearing" (MWK)
  • PhD Programme "Signals and Cognition" (MWK)
  • Joint project Model-based hearing aids: Development and evaluation of innovative model-based techniques for technical hearing aids (BMBF)
  • Centre for Hearing Research (MWK)

Research networks with faculty participation

responsible: Dean of Research

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