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New Investigations in Germany's Oldest Cemetery

DFG funds joint project with participation of Kiel University

 
Global shape index derived from GOCE satellite gravity data.

Tectonic views of Earth and Antarctica revealed

Unveiling key geological features of the Earth’s lithosphere.

 
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New training model supports research careers for doctors in evolutionary medicine

DFG funds programme for "Clinical Researchers in Evolutionary Medicine" at the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University (CAU) with close to two million...

 
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Nanomachines for technical and medical applications

Institute for Material Science organises workshop on 20 years of research cooperation with the Technical University of Moldova.

 
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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

 
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Over €3.8 million for teacher training

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

 

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Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Kiel

Prof. Harald Heinrichs, Lüneburg | Lecture series "Science meets society"

Dr. Anja Reiz | Lecture series "Science meets society"

Dr. Luisa Galgani, Italy | Lecture series "Science meets society"

Research at Kiel University

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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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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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 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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