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by Prof Dr Simone Fulda, President of Kiel University


The scientists Ali Khaheshi and Dr Hamed Rajabi from the Functional Morphology and Biomechanics working group explore the structure of insect wings to improve man-made constructions.

Kai Lohsträter

Professionally supporting publications and raising their visibility – the new University Publishing aims to provide Kiel's scientists with this service. But what does it take to set up something like this?

Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt

The famous brain scientist Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt was a professor at Kiel University from 1938 to 1953. The neurophysiologist Professor Michael Illert analysed previously unexplored sources on Creutzfeldt's activities during the Third Reich.

Zwei USA-Flaggen, in gegensätzliche Richtungen wehend

Donald Trump as president is history for the time being. But how could he ever become a political reality? Political scientist and U.S. expert Professor Torben Lütjen has been analysing the deep division in American society and predicts little to rejoice about.

UK flag, one-way-version

Lorries queuing in front of the Eurotunnel, empty shelves in Northern Ireland – Brexit has been official since 1 January 2021, and its consequences are already being felt. What does this mean for the EU? Three years after the first article in unizeit on Great Britain's exit from the EU, Professor Stefan Reitz gives an assessment of the current situation.

Ships and a  floating dredger

It is currently not possible to accurately determine the navigable depth of harbours with a high level of sedimentation using the technology of echo sounding. Kiel-based geophysicists are involved in a joint project aimed at solving this problem with sophisticated measurement technology and artificial intelligence.

African savannah

Climate change and its effects are the focus of research by Professor Ralph R. Schneider from the Institute of Geosciences. He is researching vegetation from the distant past to assess the effects of global warming.

Stone ship "Ales stenar"

How do we perceive things? And what does this mean for the way we act – or don’t act? A new international research project with Kiel-based participants is considering these questions by looking to the past.

Two women with pottery shards

Exciting discoveries in the earth: schoolchildren will be able to carry out experiments on all aspects of archaeology at Kiel University's new archäo:labor. Starting after Easter.

crested tit

Investing in the conservation of natural habitats not only serves to protect diverse flora and fauna, it also benefits people. This is the conclusion drawn by Kiel-based economist Katrin Rehdanz in a recently published study.

Markus Hundt

Vice President for studying, teaching and continuing professional development, Professor Markus Hundt, knew what he was getting himself into when he was elected to this post by the University Senate on 7 October last year.

Portraitbild Eileen Eckmeier

Humans and the soil

Julia Gottschalk

Ocean and climate dynamics of the past

Babak Moradi

Innovative treatments for arthrosis

Robert Seyfert

Sociology in the digital age


Social inequalities

Osivue Michael Lucky

A dream, perseverance and a tip from a good friend have brought Osivue Michael Lucky from Nigeria to study in Kiel. His goal is to become an expert in financial and economic analyses.

Scientist in laboratory

Demand for gene sequencing in research is high. With one of four national sequencing centres, Kiel University is playing in the premier league here. COVID-19 brought quite a few night shifts and much publicity for the researchers.

Kohlstedt, Hansen und Vahl

Computers may be getting ever more reliable, but the human brain still works far more efficiently. What we can derive from this for learning and technical information processing is being studied by scientists – many of whom are early career researchers – in the new Collaborative Research Centre 1461 "Neurotronics".

Fragment of a manuscript

The Old Testament tells many stories of the origins of the people of Israel. There are, however, several versions of many of these stories. Biblical scholar Christoph Berner is examining the reasons behind this and establishing findings on when they were written.

Bamberg Cathedral, Portal

Antisemitism is often thought of today as an invention from the Nazi period. General hostility towards Jews can actually be traced much further back. Historian Manfred Hanisch regularly attracts a large amount of interest in his lectures and presentations on this subject.


Law and corona. It's not exactly a dream combination, but day-to-day study has been less problematic than expected. That has a lot to do with the character of this discipline.

Tactile copy of a painting

Participation for all is the declared aim of the Kunsthalle zu Kiel. With special online tours, even the blind and partially sighted can experience the joy of art.

Seal of Kiel University