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Bomb disposal in Bremerskamp

Thursday, October 25, from 2pm | Evacuation of CAU Campus area Leibnizstraße

 
Menschen stehen in einer Eingangshalle

Career Day at Kiel University

200 young researchers informed themselves about funding opportunities for their research projects.

 
Venice and its lagoon

World Heritage Sites threatened by rising sea levels

Kiel-based study shows: danger posed by storm surges could increase by up to 50 percent

 
Expedition POS496 in March 2016

GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna’s southeastern flank

Volcano flank moves under water – Tsunami is a possible consequence

 
Classroom with students

Over €3.8 million for teacher training

CAU application in the “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung” programme is “excellent”.

 
Group picture of about 20 scientists

Stronger partnership with Kobe University

Kiel University delegation visits Japanese partner institution .

 
Organoide, hier mit 400facher Vergrößerung unter dem Mikroskop

Faulty digestion within intestinal epithelial cells promotes inflammation

A study by the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces"

 

 
Quinoa

Growing quinoa in Europe

Kiel research shows: in five years large-scale cultivation would be possible.

 

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Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Kiel

Ozean

In this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) the world's leading experts bring the knowledge and excitement of the ocean to a global audience.

Straßenschild in South Tarawa, Kiribati, Ozeanien.

Critical debate and book presentation

Dr. Christian Pohl, Zürich | Lecture series "Science meets society"

Clusters of Excellence at Kiel University

Kiel University has successfully obtained funding for three projects, each for two funding periods, as part of the Federal Excellence Initiative (2006-2019). The Clusters of Excellence “Future Ocean” and “Inflammation at Interfaces”, plus the Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes”, deal with relevant research issues of our time.

 

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Priority Research Areas of Kiel University

Kiel University’s four priority research areas (KMS - Kiel Marine Science, KLS - Kiel Life Science, SECC - Societal and Cultural Change, KiNSiS - Kiel Nano Surface & Interface Science) enable close interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration between different research fields on shared core topics. The priority research areas are also interlinked with one another and closely related to the CAU’s eight faculties. KMS, KLS and SECC have submitted full applications to participate in the German Excellence Strategy.

 

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The eight faculties at the CAU

When Kiel University was founded in 1665, the four traditional sciences were organised into faculties - Theology, Law, Medicine and Philosophy. These have expanded over the years to include separate faculties:

So the Natural Sciences and Humanities, the Business, Economics and Social Sciences as well the  Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences received their own faculty. The most recent addition is the Faculty of Engineering on the Ostufer (east bank), which was founded in 1990.

Research at Kiel University

The CAU is Schleswig-Holstein’s only fully-fledged university with a major focus on research. Over time, four dynamic priority research areas have systematically developed which are based on strong disciplines interacting together - Marine Science, Life Science, Societal and Cultural Change, and Nano Surface & Interface Science. Each individual research area makes a substantial contribution towards dealing with at least one of the grand challenges of our time.
 

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Studying at Kiel University

With 190 degree programmes to choose from, Kiel University offers a great deal to learn and the opportunity to exchange ideas with lots of people. Students can select traditional subjects like law or medicine, as well as disciplines such as humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Applied fields of study such as material and technological sciences or agricultural and nutritional sciences offer particularly good career options.
 

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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Kiel University (CAU) was founded back in 1665. It is Schleswig-Holstein's oldest, largest and best-known university, with over 26,000 students and around 3,000 members of staff. It is also the only fully-fledged university in the state. Seven Nobel prize winners have worked here. The CAU has been successfully taking part in the Excellence Initiative since 2006.

 

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