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Scientist holds a glass slide

International research team develops simple production process for acetone sensors

Plakat: One Planet One Ocean. From Science to Solutions

Registration for the English-language online lecture series "One Planet - One Ocean: From Science to Solutions" possible at any time.

Ceramic grave goods

Analysis of grave goods sheds light on the spiritual importance of cattle during the Neolithic

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Kiel research team investigates reproduction mechanism in the bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum

A pile of sugar

Study with the participation of the PMI Cluster of Excellence points out that the reduced life expectancy due to sugar consumption could have other…

Different phenotypes of the freshwater polyp

Research team at Kiel University demonstrates a causal role of certain microorganisms in the formation of tumours

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Researchers from Kiel control the size of molecular superstructures on surfaces

Laser beam hits white material

An international research team led by Kiel University develops an extremely porous material made of "white graphene" for new laser light applications

Visualisierung Coronavirus

Administrative operations will be limited to a necessary extent. Advice centres can only be reached by telephone or e-mail.

Visualisierung Coronavirus

Until April 19, all courses with obligatory attendance and all public events in CAU museums are cancelled.


Interdisciplinary research team at Kiel University develops adaptive frictional system modelled on grasshopper’s feet

A scientist in front of a compost heap presenting nematode samples

Researchers from Kiel University investigate basic principles of microbiome composition

Research team from Kiel and Nijmegen studies magnetic spiral structure

Vollbesetzter großer Hörsaal

The organisers have decided to cancel the Study & Information Days from 10 to 12 March.

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Laying of the foundation stone for a highly technical new building for the Institute of Geosciences with Geotechnicum

 Photoelectron spectroscopy equipment

International Master's degree programme in Materials Science celebrates its 20th anniversary


Kiel's Geography and a Hamburg-based environmental data service provider supply indicators and algorithms for the “German Strategy for Adaptation to…

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Physicists have developed an extremely fast simulation technique to predict the time evolution of interacting electrons

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An international comparative study demonstrates advantages of precision therapies for certain cancers

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Study shows surprisingly high fertilisation of the ocean

Illuminated university tower building

Computer Science students will complete the first level of their degree programme with “Space Invaders” and “Connect 4” on 26 and 27 February.

Martina Gerken and Christine Selhuber-Unkel from the nanosciences both receive a Proof of Concept Grant of the European Research Council

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Mercator Fellow Richard D. James from the University of Minnesota investigates shape memory materials together with Eckhard Quandt


A man giving a lecture

"Non-communicable diseases" could possibly be passed on from person to person via the microbiome


Aerial photo of the excavation area of an Early Neolithic settlement near Vráble in Slovakia

Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved

jellyfish Aurelia aurita

Gelatinous zooplankton makes an important contribution to marine carbon transport


International research team lead by Kiel University developed more stable spin states


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Research team from Kiel University’s microbiology discovers hitherto unknown regulation of sugar degradation in primordial bacteria


Volkswagen Foundation provides €1.5 million to support an international research project at the interface between cellular biology, evolution and…


Kiel physicists determine the barely-measurable property entropy for the first time in complex plasmas


Professor Nian X. Sun from the Northeastern University in Boston won the Humboldt Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This…

Globale Karte der Sauerstoffverteilung in 300-500 Metern Tiefe.

Oxygen content in seawater continues to decline

The deep structure of the continent Antarctica.

European Space Agency publishes a 3D model of the Antarctic

Physicists from Kiel and Copenhagen elucidate the behaviour of electrons in graphene nanoribbons

Bücher liegen offen übereinander gestapelt

The pain researcher Ralf Baron and the power electronics specialist Marco Liserre are once again among the most cited researchers in the world in…

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German Research Foundation funds Collaborative Research Centre 1182 at Kiel University with 11 million euros

Historical oyster shells

American slipper limpet is innocent. Zoological Museum Kiel reconstructs chronological sequence of decline

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Marine researchers at Kiel University decipher adaptation mechanisms of biological communities to an active volcano in Taiwan

A man observes bacterial cultures in a container

Kiel research team investigates how the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa becomes resistant to antibiotics

A man presenting his award certificate

Collaborative Research Centre 1182 honours physician and microbiologist Martin Blaser

nerve cell

Press release of the Excellencecluster "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation"

Conference-logo »Screening The Sea«

The conference of the Department of Media Studies at Kiel University focused on the social and cultural role of ocean films

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Kiel research project HEART takes stock and transitions to practice phase

A man observes bacteria in a glass container

Evolutionary mechanisms can be used for sustainable antibiotic therapy

A closeup of pipettes and a well-plate

CRC 1182 analyses how microorganisms affect elementary functions of their host organism


Smart Transformer goes into field trials

Scientist at the microscope

BMBF funds CAU and the Fraunhofer Institutes in Itzehoe and Freiburg with €2.3 million for a joint research project on microelectronics and…


Very good results in almost all areas

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Kiel research team tests novel immunotherapy against certain blood cancer cells in preclinical model trials

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International research consortium COSMICS discusses at Kiel University

artificial molecule

A designer molecule to combat type 2 diabetes

A multi-coloured animation of sponge tissue

Investigation of viral communities of sponges allows new insights into the mechanisms of symbiosis

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Lively discussion about the Excellence Strategy

Two scientists in a laboratory

Kiel research team develops energy-efficient sensors for extremely low frequencies.

Group photo showing the CRC 1182 members

Comparative microbiome study enables new insights into the course of evolution


The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds three research projects in the field of plasma physics at Kiel University.

Several differently sized cnidarians

Kiel research team describes the interplay of environmental factors and internal regulation in determining the growth of an organism

Aerial view of excavation

International study: globalisation is much older than we originally thought

Microscopic image of threadworms

Research published in Cell on 29th August by the groups of Filipe Cabreiro from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and Imperial College and…

cauliflower on a blossom

Kiel research team deciphers adhesive mechanisms in pollination

A black and white electron microscope image

Kiel biochemistry research team proves the existence of a previously unknown alternative cholesterol transport mechanism inside cells

Unterwasseraufnahme einer Seegraswiese

Kiel University develops a new method for largescale mapping of seagrass in the Baltic Sea

severely damaged ash tree

Kiel-based ecologists receive 2.4 million euros from the federal and regional governments for research project on ash dieback

SEM-image of a microscope

A research team from materials science has developed a method of connecting plastics which enables completely new applications. For example in heart…


Chemists at Kiel University built the first artificial molecular machines that perform synthesis

Barberton Mountains

Plate tectonics much older than previously thought

Forschung auf dem Meer.

Kiel University honoured as a European University with a focus on marine sciences - 5 million Euros awarded for international cooperation

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A botanical research team from Kiel describes the effect of certain proteins on the time of plant flowering


Worry, fear, panic, loss of control, phobia, uncertainty: anxiety has many faces, and it varies from culture to culture.

Two men in front of a screen

CRC 1182 research team proposes stochastic model to explain microbiome composition


Kiel nanosciences honours international visionary in nanotechnology and talented early career researchers

Wheat varieties

Results of extensive studies on wheat varieties are published in “Nature Plants”

Group photo of exchange students

For the first time, a student exchange with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) takes place.

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Kiel Physics Department receives around €2.5 million in BMBF funding to set up new methods at the DESY X-ray sources

Eleven lectures will take place at different locations on the campus of Kiel University.

Participants in a podium discussion on teacher training

Symposium on the importance of teacher training at German universities - new cooperation with the Europa-Universität Flensburg

Zwei Frauen beseitigen den Müll an einem Strand.

More than 60 international experts and researchers take part in the workshop “Narratives and Practices of Environmental Justice”.

A water filled container with fresh water polyps

Inflammatory diseases are possibly caused by an over-supply of food and disturbance of the intestine’s natural bacterial colonisation.

Michael Schmidt-Salomon und Volker Beck

Photos of the disputation between Volker Beck and Dr Michael Schmidt-Salomon

visualisation of autonomous shipping

Upon invitation by Kiel University, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure discussed the technical details and requirements…

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Presentation on the topic of immigration society on 28 May

research vessel

Dr Arne Körtzinger and Dr Jörn Schmidt now share the UNESCO Chair for Integrated Marine Sciences

Siegel der Philosophischen Fakultät

Third meeting of the EurEd network – public speech on 3 May


Dermatologist from Kiel coordinates large-scale European project to investigate inflammatory skin diseases.

Graphic of the innovation area bioeconomy

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved a project coordinated by Kiel University: "Bioeconomy at Marine Sites (BaMS)" with…

Food technology presents whey protein at Hannover Messe

Kiel University and a partner company showcase new metal and plastic connections at the Hannover Messe

Die Uni Kiel auf der Hannover Messe

Latest Photos taken at the CAU-booth in hall 2 at Hannover Messe on Flickr.

In combination with sulphur cathodes they reach an energy density twice to three times higher, up to 90 percent shorter charging time and 20 percent lower weight.

A research team of material scientists present an innovative, sustainable energy storage concept at Hannover Messe


Research team at Kiel University presents a new approach for prevention of biofouling at the Hannover Messe


Control systems engineer at Kiel University presents methods for automated and autonomous shipping at this year's Hannover Messe

Kiel physicist demonstrates sensor for diagnosis and optimisation of plasma processes at the Hannover Messe

Universities and company partners from Germany and Denmark present project on organic components at Hannover fair

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