Priority research areas at Kiel University

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.

Life Sciences

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.

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Marine Sciences

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.

 

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Nano Sciences

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.

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Social Sciences

The priority research area Societal, Environmental and Cultural Change (SECC) addresses central questions about the future of today's societies from a historical perspective.

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Recent news from Kiel University's priority research areas

News from KLS

Portrait Tal Dagan

ERC grant for plasmid research to Tal Dagan

ERC funds research project "pMolEvol" at Kiel University with 2 million euros

 

 

News from KMS

Portrait Tal Dagan

ERC grant for plasmid research to Tal Dagan

ERC funds research project "pMolEvol" at Kiel University with 2 million euros

 

 

News from KiNSIS

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More than 1.6 million euros to develop new methods for materials research

Federal government is funding three research projects with extremely strong X-ray light at the cross-state Ruprecht Haensel Laboratory

 

 

News from SECC

Drill cores with labels

On the trail of prehistoric climate change

Prolonged drought and major water problems are increasingly turning the Iberian Peninsula into a climate hotspot. At the Collaborative Research Centre…