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by Prof Dr Simone Fulda, President of Kiel University

Corona models on coins

Germany's corona-stricken economy is likely to contract by 5.5 percent this year, according to the Institute for the World Economy. This would put the gross domestic product at approximately the same levels as in 2015 or 2016. So what's so bad about that?

The team of IdeaChamp

Product innovations are vital for companies to survive. However, which idea from myriad possibilities is the most promising? The software created by IdeaChamp, a start-up company from Kiel, helps with making the right decisions.

Woman sitting on a red cube

Getting off to a good start is easy with a good idea and support from the Centre for Entrepreneurship (ZfE) at Kiel University. In 2020, the ZfE team is accompanying four simultaneous EXIST start-up projects on the path to independence.

Two men and a woman in a field

Optimising silage is the goal of Silolytics, three young experts from agricultural science and technology. The EXIST Business Start-up Grant paves the way to their own company.

Four men on a square

The “aerosense” project adopts a new approach to measure particulate matter. Thanks to funding provided by the EXIST Transfer of Research programme, those involved in the aerosense project have had their sights set on establishing a company since September.


Four men in front of a building

Wind turbines are too loud. That is the opinion of many actually or potentially affected people, which contributes significantly to the acceptance problems of this technology. An innovative quartet of experts who are very familiar with the topic of wind power is currently in the process of founding the company COMPOSE under the umbrella of Kiel University, which aims to achieve success with solutions to the noise problem.

Fishing boat in port

The new Center for Ocean and Society at Kiel University is seeking to establish basic principles for sustainably handling our oceans and coasts. The primary focus here is on dialogue with groups of stakeholders and users.


Diagram of a soil block

Underground heat and gas storage facilities could become very important as a result of the energy transition. Researchers from Kiel University are using their dedicated TestUM test site to investigate how well the effects on groundwater of such systems can be forecast.

Simone Fulda

On 1 October 2020, Professor Simone Fulda was sworn in as the first female President of Kiel University. In an interview with "unizeit", she gives insights into her vision for the CAU.


Pupils and teacher in a classroom

How is relevant school knowledge represented, and how can it be conveyed properly? This question was the subject of an interdisciplinary didactics conference at Kiel University. Presentations and related findings have now been published as a book.

pills in pill bottles

Medical trials on children, young people and adults in the care homes for the disabled and psychiatric wards in Schleswig-Holstein were common practice until 1975. Kiel University is now preparing a legal analysis of these procedures.

School report with grades

How a person assesses their own abilities can be crucial to their life. A research project at Kiel University now intends to shed light on this topic from a previously little-studied aspect.


Man sitting in an office

Professor Joachim Thiery was appointed full-time Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University in April. In his interview with unizeit, he comments on the future development of university teaching and the future key topics of research.


When the plastic head is rotated, the screen shows the corresponding image

How can abstract radiological imaging data be made more comprehensible for laypersons? Starting with this question, a team at Kiel University developed an intelligent MRI simulator.


Malte Behrens

Active centres on surfaces

Britta Fischer

Empirical sports education

Tobias Heidland

Global aspects of economic development

Andreas Hutloff

Regulating the immune response

Ulrike Kornek

International climate economics

EKSH doctoral degree scholarship recipient Yafei Guo

Yafei Guo came from China to Kiel, to conduct research into more environmentally friendly agriculture – and fell in love with the cool north. A doctoral degree scholarship from the Gesellschaft für Energie und Klimaschutz Schleswig-Holstein GmbH now gives him the necessary leeway for his ambitious dissertation project

Thomas Meyer vor Tafel

The renowned infection biologist Thomas F. Meyer has been appointed senior professor at Kiel University, strengthening a highly promising field of research: infection oncology. The aim is to demonstrate that bacteria can be a contributing cause of cancer.

Student Cara Broß

Despite offering exciting career prospects, the disciplines of medicine and technology are nowhere to be found in school syllabuses. However, pupils have the opportunity to take a peek into this world within the scope of an interdisciplinary project on magnetic field sensors that can be used to measure cardiac activity.


Paragraph symbols

New political currents in Parliament, discussions on military operations abroad, development of the East with the solidarity surcharge: German Unity, which came into force on 3 October 1990, has brought changes to numerous political and social spheres. And state law also always plays a central role in this.

Human bones are analysed for externally visible signs of diseases

Only the skeletal remains of the man who lived around 4,000 years ago in the Caucasus. And yet still he tells us his story.



Whether it's while studying or in academic operations: getting started with writing is a challenge for many people. An honest self-analysis and the right support help to overcome the fear of getting cracking.


Desperate teaching staff on the verge of a nervous breakdown? Not even close. The corona-related mass changeover to e-learning in the past summer semester worked remarkably well. For a number of reasons.


Skipping with a skipping rope is one of the exercises used to examine the movement skills of third graders

Do children in Schleswig-Holstein need more physical exercise? And how can we measure their fitness level? This is being investigated, on behalf of the state of Schleswig-Holstein by sports scientists from Kiel University in cooperation with Europa-Universität Flensburg.


Seal of Kiel University