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December 2022

Expedition team led by Kiel University investigates seafloor off Northwest Africa and the Canary Islands

Since October 2022: Derk Frank is Professor of Cardiology and Angiology at Kiel University, and Medical Director of the Department of Internal Medicine III focussing on cardiology, angiology and intensive care medicine at the UKSH, Campus Kiel. Previously Acting Managing Director of the Department of Internal Medicine III, UKSH, Campus Kiel.

Novel learning app on metaorganism research


DNA from 1300-year-old skeletons allows analysis of the health status of an a community of the Merovingian period.

European University of the Seas (SEA-EU) offers a digital, free learning tool

Only nine months after laying the foundation stone, the shell structure of the new innovation centre for research and technology transfer has been completed.

A new data set helps with targeted energy distribution, shows the need for renovation and can be transferred to other municipalities.

2.3 million euros for the new “Kiel Training for Excellence” career development programme

Since June 2022: Morelia Urlaub is Professor of Marine Geomechanics at Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.

November 2022

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


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


Zeynep Altintas has been Professor of Bio-inspired Materials and Biosensor Technology at Kiel University since May 2022.

International symposium on microbiome metabolomics at Kiel University


The agreement is made – to the benefit of all the partners. Kiel University returns four vases to the Italian government.

An international team led by researchers from the Cluster of Excellence PMI has found biomarkers that indicate at the beginning of anti-TNF alpha therapy whether it will be effective.

EU funds innovation project from technology, agricultural science and business studies with around 2.5 million euros

An interdisciplinary research team within the CRC 1461 investigates biological and technical information processing


Remco Stam is Professor of Phytopathology and Crop Protection at Kiel University since April 2022.

October 2022

International research team from pharmacy and chemistry develops an estrogen that can be switched on and off

Inga Heiland ist Professor of Economics at Kiel University, and head of the Trade Policy Research Center at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy since April 2022.

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Researchers uncover first Mesolithic burial in Schleswig-Holstein

CAPTN Energy innovation alliance aims to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping through innovations in Schleswig-Holstein

Simone Fulda: “The CAU and the research system overall play an essential role in positioning Schleswig-Holstein as a location for innovation and as a very attractive place to live and work."

Max Planck Society honours Prof. Schulenburg for his promotion of evolutionary research

Physics team from the universities of Kiel and Hamburg discovers new class of magnetic lattices

September 2022

Researchers hope that the newly described species will provide a better understanding of the evolution of the genus Bacteroides

Professor Andrew Read is the keynote speaker at the annual conference "Evolution by the Sea"

Alexandra Zoe Worden has been elected for her scientific achievements in the field of ecology and biology of ocean ecosystems

Physicists from Kiel make molecular vibrations more detectable

Experts from evolutionary research discuss adaptations to rapid environmental changes at Kiel University


The results of the international study involving the Cluster of Excellence PMI also point to a previously unknown process in the development of this chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Professor Sabrina Jabs from the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" (PMI) investigated the function of a new disease gene with international cooperation.

Collaborative Research Centre 1182  honours renowned microbiologist from San Diego


More than 100 international experts discuss marine health with a focus on the impact of marine pathogens on ecosystems and society

August 2022

Professor Johannes Müller from Kiel University on official visit to Kiev

Physics team from Vienna and Kiel analyses highly complex processes for the first time

Newly discovered mitochondrial protein interferes with gene regulation

A good response to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is based on naive immune cells, whereas pre-existing memory cells are rather disadvantageous, as shown by a research team from the Cluster of Excellence PMI.

14,4 Million Euro granted to European Alliance. Corporation boosts internationalisation efforts of Kiel University.

Evidence that points to genetics influencing the composition of an organism's microbial colonization


July 2022

Researchers from Kiel University spent eight months examining the puzzling construction. The result: what they had found was a nearly 400 year old ship from the Hanseatic period with 150 barrels on board - a unique find in the western Baltic region.

After a break of two years due to the coronavirus, Kiel University has once again invited students from abroad to participate in its four-week summer course. The participants come from the USA, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan and 22 other countries.

Kiel University confers EmpowerMINT awards for theses

Scientists already understood the mechanics of gecko adhesion. Now they have a clearer picture of the molecular structures that give the animal its grip


Angelika Messner, Professor of Chinese Studies and Head of the China Centre at the CAU receives this prestigious distinction for her extraordinarily innovative work.

International qualification programme funded by the European Union meets in Kiel


Researchers from Kiel and Düsseldorf investigate the contribution of the microbiome to thermal adaptation of living organisms.


CAU’s Priority Research Area KiNSIS awards Diels Planck Medal and doctoral prizes 2022


June 2022

Foraminifera in oxygen minimum zones may cooperate with bacterial symbionts in nitrate respiration

A research team at the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University has developed a method that reliably detects protein changes in blood that are typical of Parkinson's.

A research team at Kiel University has reconstructed in detail the spread of the grain from East Asia to Central Europe.

The SEA-EU European university alliance is setting standards for future transnational cooperation in research, teaching and knowledge transfer

Dr. Konrad Aden, Senior Clinician Scientist at the Cluster of Excellence PMI and specialist in internal medicine in Kiel, has been awarded one of three publication prizes for 2022 by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation.

Research team investigated how plant cell wall components support adaptation to land-based life


May 2022

Scientific Advisory Board praises interdisciplinarity and gives hints for further development of the Cluster of Excellence

Research team led by Kiel University identifies microbiological threshold.

International science team with participation of Kiel University have dug up all available geothermal heat flow data in and around Greenland

April 2022

New research identifies genetic causes for treatment resistance in BCP-ALL


A new publication documents Stone Age wheel tracks on a burial site near Flintbek.

Unusual burial practice discovered during an excavation in Slovakia

March 2022

Two million in state funding for the new "Datencampus" (Data Campus) research project at Kiel University

Pan-European University network is growing

A research team from the Cluster of Excellence “Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation” has discovered a new population of immune cells that is highly abundant in Crohn’s disease patients.

Renowned microbial ecologist from Oregon will spend six months in the Collaborative Research Centre 1182.


February 2022

A new study indicates that severe monsoon failure in the Indian subcontinent is more likely under the current global warming scenario

Project SpaCeParti relies on living labs to resolve conflicts of use

Bacterial dynamin protein is involved in a previously unknown protective mechanism against bacteriophage infections


Researchers seek to enhance knowledge transfer and training from social and natural science perspectives in Cabo Verde

Horticulture and eternal rest of the mighty: geo-archaeological research project on the island of Babeldaob, Micronesia

January 2022

International research team of biomechanics optimizes robotic movements inspired by insects

Soil analyses at Ukrainian archaeological site

Dansk-tysk litteraturhistorie: Digitalisering af arven efter Jens Baggesen

German Society for Marine Aquaculture strengthens Fraunhofer IMTE

Kiel professor honoured as a foreign associate for her outstanding research

Microbiome data elucidate the involvement of archaea in the microbial colonisation of the gut

The Kiel immunologist from the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" (PMI) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to investigate the interactions between the immune system and microbiome in detail.

Researchers reconstruct link between ocean warming and shift to smaller fish species using sediment samples from the Humboldt Current System