Universität Hamburg is the largest research and educational institution in northern Germany. As one of the country's largest universities, we offer a diverse range of taught programs coupled with excellent research.
The University has established several interdisciplinary key research areas and fosters an extensive network of academic cooperations with leading institutions on a regional, national, and international scale.
Universität Hamburg is committed to sustainable science and scholarship. Our faculties pursue the concept of sustainability in its broadest sense in both research and teaching.
In 2007 Universität Hamburg was awarded funding to found an excellence cluster in climate research as part of Germany’s Excellence Initiative. The cluster of excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP) is a center for expertise, research, and training in climate research and the earth system sciences.
The University won funding for a further excellence cluster in 2012. The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI): Structure, Dynamics and Control of Matter at the Atomic Scale focuses on real-time observation of atomic motions.
Key research areas
In addition to climate, earth and environment, our key research areas are photon and nanosciences, manuscript cultures, neurosciences, infection research / structural systems biology, particle physics, astrophysics and mathematical physics, and health economics.