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Aerial photo of the excavation area of an Early Neolithic settlement near Vráble in Slovakia

Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved

jellyfish Aurelia aurita

Gelatinous zooplankton makes an important contribution to marine carbon transport


International research team lead by Kiel University developed more stable spin states


Three persons in front of a building

Research team from Kiel University’s microbiology discovers hitherto unknown regulation of sugar degradation in primordial bacteria


Volkswagen Foundation provides €1.5 million to support an international research project at the interface between cellular biology, evolution and…


Kiel physicists determine the barely-measurable property entropy for the first time in complex plasmas


Professor Nian X. Sun from the Northeastern University in Boston won the Humboldt Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This…

Globale Karte der Sauerstoffverteilung in 300-500 Metern Tiefe.

Oxygen content in seawater continues to decline

The deep structure of the continent Antarctica.

European Space Agency publishes a 3D model of the Antarctic

Physicists from Kiel and Copenhagen elucidate the behaviour of electrons in graphene nanoribbons

Bücher liegen offen übereinander gestapelt

The pain researcher Ralf Baron and the power electronics specialist Marco Liserre are once again among the most cited researchers in the world in…

A group of people outside of a building

German Research Foundation funds Collaborative Research Centre 1182 at Kiel University with 11 million euros

Historical oyster shells

American slipper limpet is innocent. Zoological Museum Kiel reconstructs chronological sequence of decline

Aerial view

Marine researchers at Kiel University decipher adaptation mechanisms of biological communities to an active volcano in Taiwan

A man observes bacterial cultures in a container

Kiel research team investigates how the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa becomes resistant to antibiotics

A man presenting his award certificate

Collaborative Research Centre 1182 honours physician and microbiologist Martin Blaser

nerve cell

Press release of the Excellencecluster "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation"

Conference-logo »Screening The Sea«

The conference of the Department of Media Studies at Kiel University focused on the social and cultural role of ocean films

circuit board

Kiel research project HEART takes stock and transitions to practice phase

A man observes bacteria in a glass container

Evolutionary mechanisms can be used for sustainable antibiotic therapy

A closeup of pipettes and a well-plate

CRC 1182 analyses how microorganisms affect elementary functions of their host organism


Smart Transformer goes into field trials

Scientist at the microscope

BMBF funds CAU and the Fraunhofer Institutes in Itzehoe and Freiburg with €2.3 million for a joint research project on microelectronics and…


Very good results in almost all areas

Three persons in a laboratory

Kiel research team tests novel immunotherapy against certain blood cancer cells in preclinical model trials

Group picture

International research consortium COSMICS discusses at Kiel University

artificial molecule

A designer molecule to combat type 2 diabetes

A multi-coloured animation of sponge tissue

Investigation of viral communities of sponges allows new insights into the mechanisms of symbiosis

Group of people on podium

Lively discussion about the Excellence Strategy

Two scientists in a laboratory

Kiel research team develops energy-efficient sensors for extremely low frequencies.

Group photo showing the CRC 1182 members

Comparative microbiome study enables new insights into the course of evolution


The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds three research projects in the field of plasma physics at Kiel University.

Several differently sized cnidarians

Kiel research team describes the interplay of environmental factors and internal regulation in determining the growth of an organism

Aerial view of excavation

International study: globalisation is much older than we originally thought

Microscopic image of threadworms

Research published in Cell on 29th August by the groups of Filipe Cabreiro from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and Imperial College and…

cauliflower on a blossom

Kiel research team deciphers adhesive mechanisms in pollination

A black and white electron microscope image

Kiel biochemistry research team proves the existence of a previously unknown alternative cholesterol transport mechanism inside cells

Unterwasseraufnahme einer Seegraswiese

Kiel University develops a new method for largescale mapping of seagrass in the Baltic Sea

severely damaged ash tree

Kiel-based ecologists receive 2.4 million euros from the federal and regional governments for research project on ash dieback

SEM-image of a microscope

A research team from materials science has developed a method of connecting plastics which enables completely new applications. For example in heart…


Chemists at Kiel University built the first artificial molecular machines that perform synthesis

Barberton Mountains

Plate tectonics much older than previously thought

Forschung auf dem Meer.

Kiel University honoured as a European University with a focus on marine sciences - 5 million Euros awarded for international cooperation

Two men in an office

A botanical research team from Kiel describes the effect of certain proteins on the time of plant flowering


Worry, fear, panic, loss of control, phobia, uncertainty: anxiety has many faces, and it varies from culture to culture.

Two men in front of a screen

CRC 1182 research team proposes stochastic model to explain microbiome composition


Kiel nanosciences honours international visionary in nanotechnology and talented early career researchers

Wheat varieties

Results of extensive studies on wheat varieties are published in “Nature Plants”

Group photo of exchange students

For the first time, a student exchange with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) takes place.

research facility

Kiel Physics Department receives around €2.5 million in BMBF funding to set up new methods at the DESY X-ray sources

Eleven lectures will take place at different locations on the campus of Kiel University.

Participants in a podium discussion on teacher training

Symposium on the importance of teacher training at German universities - new cooperation with the Europa-Universität Flensburg

Zwei Frauen beseitigen den Müll an einem Strand.

More than 60 international experts and researchers take part in the workshop “Narratives and Practices of Environmental Justice”.

A water filled container with fresh water polyps

Inflammatory diseases are possibly caused by an over-supply of food and disturbance of the intestine’s natural bacterial colonisation.

Michael Schmidt-Salomon und Volker Beck

Photos of the disputation between Volker Beck and Dr Michael Schmidt-Salomon

visualisation of autonomous shipping

Upon invitation by Kiel University, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure discussed the technical details and requirements…

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Presentation on the topic of immigration society on 28 May

research vessel

Dr Arne Körtzinger and Dr Jörn Schmidt now share the UNESCO Chair for Integrated Marine Sciences

Siegel der Philosophischen Fakultät

Third meeting of the EurEd network – public speech on 3 May


Dermatologist from Kiel coordinates large-scale European project to investigate inflammatory skin diseases.

Graphic of the innovation area bioeconomy

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved a project coordinated by Kiel University: "Bioeconomy at Marine Sites (BaMS)" with…

Food technology presents whey protein at Hannover Messe

Kiel University and a partner company showcase new metal and plastic connections at the Hannover Messe

Die Uni Kiel auf der Hannover Messe

Latest Photos taken at the CAU-booth in hall 2 at Hannover Messe on Flickr.

In combination with sulphur cathodes they reach an energy density twice to three times higher, up to 90 percent shorter charging time and 20 percent lower weight.

A research team of material scientists present an innovative, sustainable energy storage concept at Hannover Messe


Research team at Kiel University presents a new approach for prevention of biofouling at the Hannover Messe


Control systems engineer at Kiel University presents methods for automated and autonomous shipping at this year's Hannover Messe

Kiel physicist demonstrates sensor for diagnosis and optimisation of plasma processes at the Hannover Messe

Universities and company partners from Germany and Denmark present project on organic components at Hannover fair

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Panel discussion "Springboard Innovations and Digital Economy" with Dr Bernd Buchholz

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Panel discussion “Artificial Intelligence in Research” with Karin Prien

Menschen in einem Seminarraum.

Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 15,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes VI

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CAU materials scientist presents new structuring method for orthoses at the Hannover Messe

Screenshot G2 technology

Kiel Dependable Systems Group presents IT technology at the Hannover Messe

Geochemiker Thorsten Bauersachs

Kiel Scientist joins an international expedition in the western Antarctic to investigate climate history.

First direct view of an electron’s short, speedy trip across a border

On Thursday 14 March 2019, CAU President Lutz Kipp will award the "Bay Areas Lecture” certificate for the first time, to Stanford Professor Keith…

In Hall 2, scientists will present 17 interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects.

Two women looking at an agar plate with bacteria.

Research team from the Kiel CRC 1182 examines the role of the intestinal microbiome in fighting infections, using the nematode model Caenorhabditis…

Handschlag zwischen zwei Leuten

Work began on 12 February at Kiel University (CAU) for the Association of China Centres at German Universities.

Siegel der Universität Kiel

Vice-President Pistor-Hatam explains the decision.


How the immune system maintains a healthy gut microbiota


Mechanism decoded, how intestinal microbiota exacerbate inflammatory diseases f.e. at lungs

Beach with Palms in Storm

Researchers have long agreed that current and future measures to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions will not be sufficient to prevent serious…

Results of the election 2017

Gaining votes by mobilising non-voters

Two dried out wheat leaves

Members of Kiel Evolution Center discover fundamentally new traits in the inheritance mechanisms of a plant-damaging fungus

Two scientists in the lab

Joint fellowship programme with the American Ceramic Society and the Pennsylvania State University starts at Kiel University this autumn

Microscopic image in black and white

Kiel research team develops basis for quantifying the nitrogen cycling in oceanic oxygen minimum zones

libary's mobil website

the new Kiel University Library website

Siegel der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Kiel research team provides key to functional understanding of the human mARC1 enzyme

Spider in a glas cube

A team of researchers from Kiel University and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht deciphers the details of adhesive structures of spider legs

Overview of the electricity network of Kiel

Joint project makes the city a real laboratory for e-mobility.

A worm in a microscopic image

Kiel Evolution Center provides new insights into the genetic basis of evolutionary dynamics

The coral Stylophora pistillata, also called Smooth Cauliflower Coral

Coral calcification: Microscope-guided microsensor measurements reveal full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

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