Professionally supporting publications and raising their visibility – the new University Publishing aims to provide Kiel's scientists with this service. But what does it take to set up something like this?
The famous brain scientist Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt was a professor at Kiel University from 1938 to 1953. The neurophysiologist Professor Michael Illert analysed previously unexplored sources on Creutzfeldt's activities during the Third Reich.
Donald Trump as president is history for the time being. But how could he ever become a political reality? Political scientist and U.S. expert Professor Torben Lütjen has been analysing the deep division in American society and predicts little to rejoice about.
Lorries queuing in front of the Eurotunnel, empty shelves in Northern Ireland – Brexit has been official since 1 January 2021, and its consequences are already being felt. What does this mean for the EU? Three years after the first article in unizeit on Great Britain's exit from the EU, Professor Stefan Reitz gives an assessment of the current situation.
It is currently not possible to accurately determine the navigable depth of harbours with a high level of sedimentation using the technology of echo sounding. Kiel-based geophysicists are involved in a joint project aimed at solving this problem with sophisticated measurement technology and artificial intelligence.
Climate change and its effects are the focus of research by Professor Ralph R. Schneider from the Institute of Geosciences. He is researching vegetation from the distant past to assess the effects of global warming.
How do we perceive things? And what does this mean for the way we act – or don’t act? A new international research project with Kiel-based participants is considering these questions by looking to the past.
Investing in the conservation of natural habitats not only serves to protect diverse flora and fauna, it also benefits people. This is the conclusion drawn by Kiel-based economist Katrin Rehdanz in a recently published study.
Vice President for studying, teaching and continuing professional development, Professor Markus Hundt, knew what he was getting himself into when he was elected to this post by the University Senate on 7 October last year.
Demand for gene sequencing in research is high. With one of four national sequencing centres, Kiel University is playing in the premier league here. COVID-19 brought quite a few night shifts and much publicity for the researchers.
Computers may be getting ever more reliable, but the human brain still works far more efficiently. What we can derive from this for learning and technical information processing is being studied by scientists – many of whom are early career researchers – in the new Collaborative Research Centre 1461 "Neurotronics".
The Old Testament tells many stories of the origins of the people of Israel. There are, however, several versions of many of these stories. Biblical scholar Christoph Berner is examining the reasons behind this and establishing findings on when they were written.
Antisemitism is often thought of today as an invention from the Nazi period. General hostility towards Jews can actually be traced much further back. Historian Manfred Hanisch regularly attracts a large amount of interest in his lectures and presentations on this subject.