The new »Kiel Plant Center« at Kiel University focuses on the development of strategies to promote food security and sustainable plant protection. As a first step, the network arranged a symposium for the end of July on plant health and environmental interactions.
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Post-Kieler Woche is pre-decision for the University of Excellence. 19 July is the date we are waiting for - this is when an international Scientific Committee, Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek and the states will decide, after a selection procedure that lasted three years, which eleven German universities will be able to bear the coveted title of "University of Excellence". Our inspection in April went extremely well. The evaluators were very keen on the KIEL UNIVERSITY INTERFACES concept. We are still in the running and are waiting excitedly to see the outcome.
Beyond major science policy, a university like the CAU lives and breathes science in all its aspects, every day. The diverse range of this unizeit's topics covers unconditional basic incomes, Danish as a neighbour language, trips to India, as well as seminars on sustainability and the Kiel Week of Mathematics. The next edition will be the 100th anniversary. A great opportunity to look back over the topics from the past 18 years of unizeit. But for now - I hope you enjoy reading the articles in this 99th edition.
President of Kiel University