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Scientist holds a glass slide

3D printer sensors could make breath tests for diabetes possible

International research team develops simple production process for acetone sensors

 
Plakat: One Planet One Ocean. From Science to Solutions

Learn about the ocean from home

Registration for the English-language online lecture series "One Planet - One Ocean: From Science to Solutions" possible at any time.

 
Ceramic grave goods

More than a farm animal

Analysis of grave goods sheds light on the spiritual importance of cattle during the Neolithic

 
Portrait of a man

New piece of the puzzle in the architecture of life

Kiel research team investigates reproduction mechanism in the bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum

 
A pile of sugar

Sugar leads to early death, but not due to obesity

Study with the participation of the PMI Cluster of Excellence points out that the reduced life expectancy due to sugar consumption could have other…

 
Different phenotypes of the freshwater polyp

How the microbiome is involved in the development of cancer

Research team at Kiel University demonstrates a causal role of certain microorganisms in the formation of tumours

 
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How molecules self-assemble into superstructures

Researchers from Kiel control the size of molecular superstructures on surfaces

 
Laser beam hits white material

Artificial solid fog material creates pleasant laser light

An international research team led by Kiel University develops an extremely porous material made of "white graphene" for new laser light applications

 

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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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 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.

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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