The pandemic has us firmly in its grip again. After a quieter summer, contact restrictions and limitations on public life have returned to our everyday lives. Just recently, we welcomed our new students via video stream - for the first time unfortunately not personally in the Audimax. With prudence, understanding and mutual consideration, we can meet the challenges of further restrictions together.
The coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of the importance of science. The public interest in research has rarely been as great as it is now. Also in the "unizeit", it’s about giving a voice to scientists, and enabling insights into research operations beyond the university campus. The new issue that is in front of you today shows just how multi-faceted science is. Among other things, we take you inside the Center for Ocean and Society, which fights for sustainable use of our oceans, the Institute for Educational Psychological Research on Teaching and Learning (IPL), which researches how people assess their own abilities, or inside physical anthropology, in which 4,000-year-old skeletons offer an insight into everyday life in times long past. This time, the spotlight is on the EXIST funding programme: innovative start-up ideas showcase the successful transfer from science into practice.
I hope you enjoy reading this edition
Prof. Dr Simone Fulda