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»Basically, everyone loses«

Continental Europe looks with gloating joy across the Channel amidst increasing signs of economic problems. But Brexit doesn’t only affect the population of Great Britain.

Stefan Reitz worked for the Directorate of General Economics at Deutsche Bundesbank for six years, until he took up an appointment at Kiel University in 2011 as Professor of Economics. His conclusion is disheartening: »Basically, everyone loses«. ► Read more...

Gender stereotypes from the Stone Age

Were the roles of men and women already deter­mined back in the Stone Age? No doubt about it – at least for the archaeologists of the 19th century. And for a long time, this shaped our perspective of the way our ancestors lived. ► Read more...


Dear readers,

The role of science is to explore the world and contextualise the findings. If, however, scientifically proven facts are disclaimed, relativised or vilified as »alternative facts«, every constructive dialogue is deprived of its footing. Such a development endangers democratic society at large. For this reason, on 22nd April 2017 more than one million people took to the streets in Washington D.C. and in over 600 other cities worldwide, including Kiel. They protested that scientific findings as the basis of social discourse are not up for negotiation.

This »March for Science« will take place again in 2018. It will start with an opening event on Friday 13th April at Kiel University's tower building under the motto »Science, not Silence!« You can expect short presentations and discussions on the responsibility of science to society and a light show in the evening at the university's tower building. With this, we want to bat together for academic freedom, freedom of speech and fair scientific discourse. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lutz Kipp
President of Kiel University

Forms of aquaculture

Fish farming has a long tradition in the form of carp and trout ponds. And it has a future. An inter­disciplinary working group in the Cluster of Excellence »The Future Ocean« is pursuing the optimisation of marine aquaculture in terms of sustainability. ► More...

Detective work against doping

Every smallest molecule – no matter how tiny it is – split into all its constituent parts: nowadays this is possible, thanks to modern analysis methods. This technology is particularly useful for doping investigators in professional sports, in order to search for banned substances. ► Read more...