Press releases archive 2017

December 2017

Research team at Kiel University saves information on a single molecule

Kiel University and a close spin-off jointly develop coating that prevents the accumulation of organisms

November 2017

Scientist at Kiel University receive EU funding to develop new implants

CAU research team discovers connection between microbiome and tissue contractions that are indispensable for healthy bowel functions

The inside of the human intestine is covered with a vital protective layer of mucus. In addition, around 1,000 different species of bacteria live in the intestine, which are essential for human health. The interaction between bacteria and their human hosts is increasingly the focus of scientific research. Because the "communication" between the two sides changes under the influence of diet, illness and medication - but also with increasing age. Christoph Becker-Pauly, Professor at Kiel…

CAU research team develops new composite material made of carbon nanotubes

Kiel research team simulates central perception processes in electronic circuit

October 2017

On 12 November, speakers will be illuminating this year’s subject of "Color Your Mind" from various perspectives and presenting their innovative ideas or personal experiences.

The Deutsche Bahn AG intends to name an ICE of the newest generation after the notable archaeologist Johanna Mestorf (1828–1909). At Kiel University (CAU) in 1899, Mestorf was appointed as the first female honorary professor of Prussia.

Kiel researchers discover switching function in molecular wire

Europe-wide partnership led by Kiel University for modern teaching in Classical Archaeology

Researchers at Kiel University have discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which plant roots avoid oxygen-deficient soil

Kiel University (CAU), Germany and Zhejiang University, China have been having a very successful exchange program for the last 30 years. Coordinated by Andreas Ritter from the International Center of CAU, the main purpose of the program is the promotion of the scientific research and the exchange of students and scholars between the two Universities in different disciplines.

The area of Kiel University (CAU) known as the Anger, which is between Olshausenstraße and Westring, will be receiving a new, full, urban planning concept which other new buildings will align themselves with in future.

Electrons are an elementary component of our world: they surround the core of all atoms, are essential to the formation of molecules, and primarily determine the properties of solids and liquids. They are also the charge carriers of electrical current, without which our high-tech environment with smartphones, computers and even the traditional light bulb would not be conceivable.

September 2017

Kiel University may submit three full applications in the subsidy programme for cutting-edge research

CAU research team proves, for the first time, that there is close cooperation between the nervous system and the microbial population of the body

CAU research team proves for the first time that host organisms can control the function of their bacterial symbionts.

Research team from Kiel University develops more precise method for studying evolutionary lineage

August 2017

One year of Danish-German research project InnoCan in Kiel

Dragonflies are well known for their impressive flying skills. They manage manoeuvres that other insects are not capable of. The wings of these insects can be moved separately and deformed, enabling quick changes of flight direction. The wing deformability has now been investigated in more detail. A team led by Hamed Rajabi and Professor Stanislav Gorb, from the Zoological Institute at Kiel University (CAU) has now taken a closer look at the characteristics of the individual wing components.

July 2017

International research team bends individual nanostructures

Kiel research team investigates the political balance between economy and ecology

On Wednesday 19 July, Kiel University (CAU) and its Faculty of Arts and Humanities, together with the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), signed a joint declaration of intent with the Teachers College (TC) of Columbia University in New York (USA).

German-Israeli research team under the leadership of Kiel University discovers evolutionary origin of redox regulation in plants

June 2017

Research team with the participation of Kiel University explores the impact of zinc peroxide on cancer cells

Due to the weather forecast the University Board of Kiel University (CAU) has decided to suspend work and teaching at Anger-Bauten” (Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 16 and Hermann-Rodewald-Straße 5, 7, 9) and on the nearby parking areas on June 22 as from 11:30 until approximately 2 p.m.

Freezing increases the production of bile acids and thus changes the intestinal environment. Under these different metabolic conditions, some bacteria in the gut obviously thrive better than at warm temperatures, while other bacterial species multiply less well. This was discovered by a team from the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces", in conjunction with Hamburg scientists, using mice as model organisms.

Awarded the “audit familiengerechte hochschule” (family-oriented university audit) permanent certificate

Scientists from TU Dresden and Kiel University (Germany) examine how ticks cling on to surfaces

Kiel-based team of researchers uses evolutionary principles to explore sustainable antibiotic treatment strategies

May 2017

Application period for speakers starts

EU funds international project at the interface of neuroscience and geriatrics

Kiel Collaborative Research Centre opens metaorganism art exhibition to celebrate the award evening

April 2017

New ceramic findings point to a dietary revolution in the Bronze Age

Kiel researchers present their concept of "Translational Evolutionary Research"

For 72 percent of German companies, the digital transition is one of the biggest tasks for the coming years (source: BITKOM Research). The same applies to science. On Thursday 27 April at 5pm, representatives from the digital and the insurance industries as well as politics and science will discuss “Digitalisation in science and industry” at the Hannover Messe. The requirements of the process for politics, business and science will be explored at the Kiel University booth in Hall 2, "Research &…

Kiel Life Science presents cutting-edge life science research at the world’s largest industrial trade fair

Research focus KiNSIS shows spectrum of application-orientated research

More and more technical and social innovations come from the creative environment of colleges, universities and research institutions. On Tuesday 25 April at 5pm Professor Lutz Kipp, President of Kiel University (CAU), will discuss "cutting-edge research as an innovation driver in Germany” with a panel of experts at the Hannover Messe.

Quadruple cutting-edge research from Kiel: representatives from Kiel University’s research foci in life science, nano science, marine science and cultural change will be coming together on Tuesday, April 25, 3:30 p.m., at Hannover Messe. Collectively, they are sketching Kiel’s path of cutting-edge research at the CAU booth in Hall 2, "Research & Technology".

CAU presents cutting-edge research and technology from and for Schleswig-Holstein in Hanover

March 2017

International research team creates hybrid material with a fascinating structure

International expedition with the research ship Maria S. Merian comes to an end in Kiel

From 24 to 28 April 2017, the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel (CAU) is showcasing itself for the first time at HANNOVER MESSE's Research & Technology sector. Kiel University's diverse program features exhibits, a patent exchange and startup pitches as well as podium discussions about knowledge transfer, patents and entrepreneurial initiatives.

“IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering” award goes to chemist of Kiel University

Renewed EXIST funding for specialised software development

February 2017

In November 2016 Kiel University (CAU) presented its own “Human Resources Strategy for Researchers” (HRS4R) to the European Commission for approval. There has now been a positive reply: Kiel University, effective immediately, bears the European logo “HR Excellence in Research”. This confirms that the CAU fulfils the quality standards set out in the European Charter for Researchers. These include very good working conditions and a stimulating working environment for researchers, as well as the…

The first in-depth study on the observed global ocean oxygen content was just published by Kiel scientists in "Nature"

CAU is implementing the cooperation agreed between the academic institutions

600,000 Euro project started at Kiel University

EU funds international project on brain stimulation

Research project of 30 countries is chaired by Kiel University

January 2017

Bioinspired intelligent material transports micro-objects

Comprehensive EU Funding Programme Supports Personalised Medicine Approaches

Kiel University has a new chancellor: Claudia Ricarda Meyer will officially begin her duties as the administrative head of Schleswig-Holstein’s state university on 1 May. President of Kiel University, Professor Lutz Kipp, congratulated his new University Board colleague on Wednesday 18 January on her decision in favour of the university.