Our four priority research areas Kiel Life Science (KLS), Kiel Marine Science (KMS), Kiel Nano Surface & Interface Science (KiNSiS) and Societal and Cultural Change (SECC) enable close interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation on common core topics. They are interconnected, and maintain strong ties with the eight faculties at Kiel University.
In the priority research area Kiel Life Science (KLS), scientists from six faculties at Kiel University investigate cellular and molecular processes with which living organisms respond to environmental influences.
The priority research area Kiel Marine Science (KMS) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research at the interface between oceans and society – for the protection and sustainable use of our oceans and coastal areas.
The priority resaerch area Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS) aims to understand fundamental principles at the nano level and to transfer them into the fields of energy, health and information technology.