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More than 1.6 million euros to develop new methods for materials research

Federal government is funding three research projects with extremely strong X-ray light at the cross-state Ruprecht Haensel Laboratory

 

 
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ERC grant for plasmid research to Tal Dagan

ERC funds research project "pMolEvol" at Kiel University with 2 million euros

 

 
Zeynep Altintas

Intelligent biosensors

Zeynep Altintas has been Professor of Bio-inspired Materials and Biosensor Technology at Kiel University since May 2022.

 
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University of Minnesota and Kiel University seal international partnership

CAU expands international network

 
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Exploring metabolic relationships in symbioses

International symposium on microbiome metabolomics at Kiel University

 

 
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Collection of Classical Antiquities signs return contract with Italy

The agreement is made – to the benefit of all the partners. Kiel University returns four vases to the Italian government.

 

Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases: Predicting the success of biologicals

An international team led by researchers from the Cluster of Excellence PMI has found biomarkers that indicate at the beginning of anti-TNF alpha…

 
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Mini-sensors against the overfertilisation of soils

EU funds innovation project from technology, agricultural science and business studies with around 2.5 million euros

 

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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Logo Roots - Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies

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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Logo Kiel Marine Science. Connected Research
Logo KLS: Kiel Life Science
Logo Kiel Nano, Surface & Interface Science

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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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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