University news

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Günther Deuschl is Kiel University’s first senior professor

Professor Günther Deuschl (67) ist der erste Seniorprofessor an der Uni Kiel

Günther Deuschl is Kiel University’s first senior professor

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Markus Bleich is the new Chairperson of the Senate at Kiel University

The physiologist was elected on Wednesday, 11 July, at the constituent meeting of both panels

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Innovative genetic tests for children with developmental disorders and epilepsy

Results of an international study could improve treatment

Marine fungi under the microscope

New substances discovered in marine fungi from the North Sea

Kiel researchers discover unknown gene cluster of two marine species of fungi as a possible basis for new active substances

Nanga Parbat, Western Himalayas

Erosion due to climate change?

Geosciences research team discovers systematic errors in the interpretation of thermochronological data

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New Postdoc Centre for Kiel University

Dr Gesche Braker becomes Managing Director

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Researching the history of people with disabilities in the DDR

BMBF funds Kiel-Munich research project with around €675,000


Kiel researchers influence magnetoresistance of diatomic lead molecules

Better control over the physical effect could improve data storage in future


Current events

CiE 2018

Fundamentals of computer science and links to other areas of expertise /For researchers/ In English language


Germany-Brazil bilateral Workshop "New light on mechanisms of chemical reactions"

Investigation of chemical reactions / For brazilian and german scientists / In English language


Ocean Deoxygenation: Drivers and Consequences · Past · Present · Future · SFB 754 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE KIEL GERMANY

Ocean Deoxygenation / For scientists / In English language


From Big Data to Smart Farming

Phenotyping, applications, decision support / For scientists, students/ In German language, parts will be held in English language


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.



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.



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 for Natural Sciences and Humanities, Business, Economics and Social Sciences, and Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences. 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.


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.