Science and Research

Kiel is a university of interconnecting and interactive academic cultures. We consistently apply inter-disciplinary approaches to address major, cross-cutting social topics such as climate change, health and human development. This has attracted a dramatic rise in third-party funding, while also leading to numerous publications on the relevant areas of research.


At Kiel University we actively promote individual and collaborative research. The strength and proven excellence of our four research foci lies in our co-operations with non-university institutions, our coordinated academic projects and the pooling of infrastructural platforms. Each focus bundles inter-disciplinary research across.

Jan 28, 2016 Locking without a lock
Jan 26, 2016 The frog as an acrobat
Jan 08, 2016 What Ötzis stomach bacteria disclose about European migration
Dec 22, 2015 Researchers control cell adhesion using light
Nov 27, 2015 Largest continuous ecosystem on earth has undergone major shifts
Nov 19, 2015 New Collaborative Research Centre "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms" approved at Kiel University
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SFB 1182: Origin and Function of Metaorganisms
SFB 877: Protolysis as a Regulatory Event in Pathophysiology
SFB 841: Liver Inflammation: Infection, Immune Regulation and Consequences
SFB 754: Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean
SFB 677: Functions by Switching
SFB 668: Magnetization - single-atom to nanostructure
SFB 654: Plasticity and Sleep
SFB 574: Volatiles and Fluids in Subduction Zones
SFB 415: Specifity and Pathophysiology of Signal Transduction Pathways
SFB TR-24: Fundamentals of Complex Plasmas
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