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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

Two men in an office

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.

research facility

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

 The University of Kiel at the Hannover Fair

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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Panel discussion "Springboard Innovations and Digital Economy" with Dr Bernd Buchholz

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Panel discussion “Artificial Intelligence in Research” with Karin Prien

Menschen in einem Seminarraum.

Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 15,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes VI

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CAU materials scientist presents new structuring method for orthoses at the Hannover Messe

Screenshot G2 technology

Kiel Dependable Systems Group presents IT technology at the Hannover Messe

Geochemiker Thorsten Bauersachs

Kiel Scientist joins an international expedition in the western Antarctic to investigate climate history.

First direct view of an electron’s short, speedy trip across a border

On Thursday 14 March 2019, CAU President Lutz Kipp will award the "Bay Areas Lecture” certificate for the first time, to Stanford Professor Keith…

In Hall 2, scientists will present 17 interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects.

Two women looking at an agar plate with bacteria.

Research team from the Kiel CRC 1182 examines the role of the intestinal microbiome in fighting infections, using the nematode model Caenorhabditis…

Handschlag zwischen zwei Leuten

Work began on 12 February at Kiel University (CAU) for the Association of China Centres at German Universities.

Siegel der Universität Kiel

Vice-President Pistor-Hatam explains the decision.


How the immune system maintains a healthy gut microbiota


Mechanism decoded, how intestinal microbiota exacerbate inflammatory diseases f.e. at lungs

Beach with Palms in Storm

Researchers have long agreed that current and future measures to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions will not be sufficient to prevent serious…

Results of the election 2017

Gaining votes by mobilising non-voters

Two dried out wheat leaves

Members of Kiel Evolution Center discover fundamentally new traits in the inheritance mechanisms of a plant-damaging fungus

Two scientists in the lab

Joint fellowship programme with the American Ceramic Society and the Pennsylvania State University starts at Kiel University this autumn

Microscopic image in black and white

Kiel research team develops basis for quantifying the nitrogen cycling in oceanic oxygen minimum zones

libary's mobil website

the new Kiel University Library website

Siegel der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Kiel research team provides key to functional understanding of the human mARC1 enzyme

Spider in a glas cube

A team of researchers from Kiel University and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht deciphers the details of adhesive structures of spider legs

Overview of the electricity network of Kiel

Joint project makes the city a real laboratory for e-mobility.

A worm in a microscopic image

Kiel Evolution Center provides new insights into the genetic basis of evolutionary dynamics

The coral Stylophora pistillata, also called Smooth Cauliflower Coral

Coral calcification: Microscope-guided microsensor measurements reveal full carbonate chemistry at the site of calcification in a tropical coral

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Faulty DNA repair in intestinal stem cells leads to cancer

Woman at the lab

Kiel research team examines ultrafast conversion of light energy in a solid

Oliver Müller

Faculty of Medicine and UKSH Kiel receive 1.4 million Euros research funding from the EU

A seed with a slimy sheath

Kiel research team discovers strongly-adhesive nanofibres in the mucous sheath of plant seeds

Three men standing in a corridor

Physicists from Kiel develop new simulation method for the investigation of warm dense matter

founding document

Quality of research and teaching to be improved

Group picture

Written, bound, delivered: Kiel University’s (CAU) application for the title of University of Excellence is a good 175 pages long.

Red blood cells

Press release of the Excellence Cluster "Inflammation at Interfaces"

Mikroskopiebild eines Libellenflüges

Hamed Rajabi won second place with his picture of a dragonfly wing.

"Zographus regalis" from the Fabricius collection.

New exhibition of the historical Fabricius collection in the Zoological Museum in Kiel

doctors at conference table

70 posts for clinician scientists will be created within the next seven years.

Three men in a lab

Research team under Kiel leadership controls the function of iron enzymes with light for the first time

Horned frog

A research team from USA, Denmark and Kiel studies the chemical adhesion mechanisms of frog tongues.

Visualisierung des Rahmenplans für die Technische Fakultät

The Faculty of Engineering at Kiel University on the Ostufer Campus in Gaarden will undergo a complete renewal in the next five years.

female teacher in lecture hall

CAU takes a stance for gender equality

Group picture

Young startups need space and support. The new CAU incubator offers both.


DFG funds joint project with participation of Kiel University

Global shape index derived from GOCE satellite gravity data.

Unveiling key geological features of the Earth’s lithosphere.

Portrait of a man in a suit

DFG funds programme for "Clinical Researchers in Evolutionary Medicine" at the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University (CAU) with close to two million…

Group Picture

Institute for Material Science organises workshop on 20 years of research cooperation with the Technical University of Moldova.

Menschen stehen in einer Eingangshalle

200 young researchers informed themselves about funding opportunities for their research projects.

Venice and its lagoon

Kiel-based study shows: danger posed by storm surges could increase by up to 50 percent

Expedition POS496 in March 2016

Volcano flank moves under water – Tsunami is a possible consequence

Classroom with students

CAU application in the “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung” programme is “excellent”.

Group picture of about 20 scientists

Kiel University delegation visits Japanese partner institution .

Organoide, hier mit 400facher Vergrößerung unter dem Mikroskop

A study by the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces"


Kiel research shows: in five years large-scale cultivation would be possible.

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Kiel University is one of the 19 top universities in Germany.

Andreas Mühling

Kiel University is a national pioneer in implementing the programmes.

CAU President Professor Lutz Kipp and  Professor Gerhard Fouquet

The historian becomes the second senior professor at Kiel University.

Green dock beetle (Gastrophysa viridula)

Novel bio-inspired surfaces make insects slip.

Two children have an exhibit explained

CAU knowledge locations once again offer fascinating insights into the world of research during the Researchers' Night.

Freigeist Fellow Dr Frigga Kruse on the podium

One million Euros for research project at Kiel University on commercial hunting in the Arctic

Study by Kiel Evolution Center proves effectiveness of sequential antibiotic treatment against the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa

On the road in Silicon Valley, on behalf of Kiel University

inspiration for teaching and knowledge transfer at the CAU

Globale Karte der Sauerstoffverteilung.

Collaborative Research Centre 754 presents results on oxygen minimum zones

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