Portrait

by Prof Dr Simone Fulda, President of Kiel University

Symbol inage: Complex virtual cube in digital space

They say that quantum computers will revolutionise our lives. In a way, it all began at the Kiel Fjord: Max Planck, the Nobel Prize winner from Kiel, is considered to be the founder of quantum physics, and quantum materials are researched at the CAU today. The QuantumBay initiative now aims to boost the use of quantum computers in Kiel.

Symbol image: Digital boxes

The question of who actually rules whom is rarely easy to answer. This is also the case with algorithms. The problem is addressed by the sociology of algorithmic rulership.

Crowded highway

Members of Kiel University who focus on issues of environment and climate protection express their views in the "Unter Zwei" (below two) interview series run by klik – klima konzept 2030. Among them is junior professor Christian Baatz. He researches climate ethics, sustainability and global justice.

Three workers on a construction site

Closed borders as a result of the COVID pandemic: Professor Matthias Lücke from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy Kiel is examining the influence of COVID on migrant workers abroad in eastern Europe.

After the nations agreed on a global minimum tax for companies, this could be the start of a new tax competition: one for highly skilled workers. This is the finding of a study in which business professor Jost Heckemeyer is involved.

Concrete wall on a Mediterranean coast

Professor Silja Klepp is the new joint holder of the UNESCO Chair on Integrated Marine Sciences. She focuses attention on the political and social dimensions of climate change and environmental changes.

Aerial view of the university campus at Olshausenstraße

The Kiel-based research and development project BlueHealthTech starts its implementation phase with federal funding of €15 million. Co-organiser Carsten Schultz, Professor of Technology Management, examines how new knowledge emerges at the interfaces of completely different professions.

World map

In the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS, Dr Søren Wichmann is studying the lengths of words in different languages. Through his work, the linguist has discovered a new link between linguistics and archaeology.

Pictures of an ancient statue of Herodotus

For many people, even in today's enlightened times, it’s only their own perspective that counts. However, we knew better, even in antiquity.

Two women and a man. One woman holds a certificate.

"I would like to become a volcanologist." Hannah Völkel's goal is ambitious, but thanks to her Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship) she can work towards it with a certain calm confidence.

Six people sitting in a class room

The China Centre at Kiel University was founded ten years ago. Since then, it has established a wide-ranging local, national and international network.

Jan Heyckendorf

Biomarkers for lung diseases

Sylvia Sander

Metals from the sea

Andreas Schwab

Multi-layered ancient texts

Sinan Şen

Orthodontics with modern technology

Hannes Thiel

Algebra for quantum mechanics

Plastic plate with food

As president of the German Society for Nutritional Medicine (DGEM), Professor Anja Bosy-Westphal supports the #ErnährungswendeAnpacken! (tackle the nutritional transition) alliance. In an interview with unizeit, she explained what it’s all about and what she is researching herself.

Close up of quinoa plant

Increasing demand for quinoa makes agricultural companies in Germany interested in cultivating it too. Suitable varieties are being bred and researched at Kiel University. A new cultivation trial begins in April.

Medical staff gives a piglet an injection

In a joint research project, the Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry is investigating immunocastration – an animal-friendly alternative to surgical castration of piglets. The goals here are to reduce reservations and develop recommendations for agriculture.

Close up of a root tip with fungal infection

Professor Eva Stukenbrock has been a member of the French Academy of Sciences since January 2022. This special honour is largely based on her expertise on pathogenic fungi. How she discovered her love of fungi and what plans she has for plant sciences in Kiel, she describes in conversation with Rosemary Wilson, coordinator of the Kiel Plant Center.

Zeichnung eines Huhnes, das bequem an ein Buch gelehnt ist.

The book within the book as the key to strange worlds: how the writer Cornelia Funke uses this literary motif is being researched by specialist in German studies Olaf Koch.

Pictures of bread in the making

A life completely without social media hardly exists in society today. But how do we shape the increasingly inevitable digital side of our existence? And what does that do to us?

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