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Herring at the aquarium

Climatic changes and overfishing depleted Baltic herring long before industrialisation

 
Fire fighting in the intestine

Link between intestinal inflammation and microbiome

Study by the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" clarifies the anti-inflammatory effect of the fatty acid butyrate that…

 

Exploding and weeping ceramics

Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) and Kiel University (CAU) in Germany discover a path to a shape-shifting ceramic material

 

 
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Six researchers from Kiel are among the Highly Cited Researchers 2021

Three medical scientists, a biologist, a biochemist and an engineering scientist from CAU are among the highly cited researchers in 2021 with their…

 
Bacterial cell division

Previously unknown mode of bacterial growth discovered

Imaging and modelling to explain why single bacterial cells do not always grow exponentially

 

 
Eine Hand hält ein 3D-Modell

Airy material with explosive power

International research team led by scientist from Kiel develops a new method for the generation of controllable electrical explosions

 

 
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Nano sciences honor renowned U.S. nanotechnologist R. Stanley Williams and the best dissertations

Diels-Planck-Lecture and Doctoral Thesis Awards 2021 of the Priority Research Area KiNSIS

 

 
Man in front of MRI

Progress in the imaging of metabolic processes

A research team in Kiel has developed new contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging in order to be able to make biochemical processes visible.

 

Research at Kiel University

Clusters of Excellence

As one of only 17 top German universities and two university consortia, the CAU was able to acquire two Clusters as part of the German Excellence Strategy: "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" (PMI)  and "ROOTS - Societal, Environmental and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies”. They will be funded with around 100 million euros until the end of 2025.

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Priority Research Areas of Kiel University

Kiel University’s four priority research areas (KMS - Kiel Marine Science, KLS - Kiel Life Science, SECC - Societal, Environmental and Cultural Change, KiNSiS - Kiel Nano Surface & Interface Science) enable close interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration between different research fields on shared core topics. The priority research areas are also interlinked with one another and closely related to the CAU’s eight faculties.

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Research at Kiel University

The CAU is Schleswig-Holstein’s only fully-fledged university with a major focus on research. Over time, four dynamic priority research areas have systematically developed which are based on strong disciplines interacting together - Marine Science, Life Science, Societal and Cultural Change, and Nano Surface & Interface Science. Each individual research area makes a substantial contribution towards dealing with at least one of the grand challenges of our time. Around 800 research projects - in national and international partnerships or by individual researchers - are funded by the federal or state government, the EU and by companies. There is also enormous research potential in addition to third-party funding grants.

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The 8 Faculties of the University

When Kiel University was founded in 1665, the four traditional sciences were organised into faculties - Theology, Law, Medicine and Philosophy. These have expanded over the years to include separate faculties:

So the Natural Sciences and Humanities, the Business, Economics and Social Sciences as well the  Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences received their own faculty. The most recent addition is the Faculty of Engineering on the Ostufer (east bank), which was founded in 1990.

Studying at Kiel University

Degree programmes on offer

Courses from A to Z, teacher training, business education, Bachelors, Masters, state examinations or doctoral degrees: Schleswig-Holstein’s only comprehensive university offers 190 degree programmes.

In addition to this, the CAU also offers a junior study programme for school pupils, lectures as part of a guest auditor scheme or special courses for adults without Abitur or who have a different university entrance qualification within the scope of the contact studies programme.

Studying beyond the boundaries of one discipline – a range of initiatives at the CAU is now offering this, with specific courses for students who are already registered on a Master’s degree programme or who are working towards an interdisciplinary Master’s.

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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Kiel University (CAU) was founded back in 1665. It is Schleswig-Holstein's oldest, largest and best-known university, with 27,000 students and around 3,700 members of staff. It is also the only fully-fledged university in the state. Seven Nobel prize winners have worked here. The CAU has been successfully taking part in the Excellence Initiative since 2006.

 

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