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Two Sequencers

Blood group co-determines composition of the intestinal microbiome

Correlations between gene variants and the composition of bacterial colonization in the human body

 
Nahid Talebi

The European Union is funding the development of analytical electron microscopy with five million euro

Eight European partners involving Kiel University and Professor Nahid Talebi started consortium on Electron Beams Enhancing Analytical Microscopy…

 
Rahmenplan der Technischen Fakultät mit Highlight auf ZEVS und Hörsaalneubau

Update for the Faculty of Engineering

Start of construction on ZEVS and lecture hall building marks start of Gaarden Campus redevelopment

 

How to Untie Magnetic Nano-Knots

Scientists from Aachen, Kiel and Reykjavik publish results on Skyrmions in the journal Nature Physics

 
A man in laboratory

How grasses conquered the sea

Central adaptation mechanisms of seed plants to marine life

 

Dual success for Kiel University and its priority research area KiNSIS

German Research Foundation DFG approves a total of around 25 million euros for two research collaborations at the interfaces of technology, biology…

 
Blutproben

COVID-19: Release of immature blood cells from bone marrow as a signature of severe disease

A research team with the contribution of the Cluster of Excellence PMI has identified cell types in the blood that indicate severe disease progression…

 
Four ephyrae in different developmental stages

Life cycle of moon jellyfish depends on the microbiome

Research team at Kiel University uses Aurelia aurita as an example to demonstrate the relationship between microbial colonization and reproduction in…

 

Research at Kiel University

Clusters of Excellence

As one of only 17 top German universities and two university consortia, the CAU was able to acquire two Clusters as part of the German Excellence Strategy: "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" (PMI)  and "ROOTS - Societal, Environmental and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies”. They will be funded with around 100 million euros until the end of 2025.

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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.

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Logo Kiel Marine Science. Connected Research
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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. Around 800 research projects - in national and international partnerships or by individual researchers - are funded by the federal or state government, the EU and by companies. There is also enormous research potential in addition to third-party funding grants.

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The 8 Faculties of the University

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.

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 27,000 students and around 3,700 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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