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Green dock beetle (Gastrophysa viridula)

Neither smooth nor rough – Novel bio-inspired surfaces make insects slip

Scientists from Kiel University and Hochschule Bremen can stop insects without using poison or glue.

 
Two children have an exhibit explained

Celebrating Science in Europe

CAU knowledge locations once again offer fascinating insights into the world of research during the Researchers' Night.

 
Freigeist Fellow Dr Frigga Kruse on the podium

Freigeist Fellowship for Frigga Kruse

One million Euros for research project at Kiel University on commercial hunting in the Arctic

 
Bernd Simon

Tolerance Research Unit opens at Kiel University

 

Cellular memory outwits pathogens

Study by Kiel Evolution Center proves effectiveness of sequential antibiotic treatment against the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 
Gabriel Felbermayr

Gabriel Felbermayr to be new president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

 
On the road in Silicon Valley, on behalf of Kiel University

San Francisco Bay Area

inspiration for teaching and knowledge transfer at the CAU

 
Globale Karte der Sauerstoffverteilung.

Oceanic oxygen levels are declining

Collaborative Research Centre 754 presents results on oxygen minimum zones

 

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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.

Campus bei Nacht

European Researchers’ Night in the KielRegion

"Knowledge is Night!" is the motto of the third Researchers’ Night in the KielRegion on September 28, 2018.
 

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 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.
 

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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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