12 January 2021|Excellence Strategy
Laboratory for the Development of Sustainable Innovations
Photo: Leuphana Universität
Using funds from the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments, Universität Hamburg finances the Transfer@UHH fund. In 2021, the University funded a total of 6 transfer projects, including a research project led by Prof. Dr. Jana-Michaela Timm on cooperation between practice and...
23 November 2020|Excellence Strategy
Professor of scientific and innovation research appointed
The sociologist Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen is switching to Universität Hamburg for a professorship newly created within the context of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments. She will serve as the academic director of the Transfer Agency that is currently being set up.
3 November 2020|Excellence Strategy
Sea Monsters and Their Absence
Photo: Leiden University Library
The first Arabic description of the world using texts and maps was created in the 10th century. The maps are amazingly modern, partly because they left unknown areas empty rather than filling them with fictional beings and places, explains Dr. Nadja Danilenko, an Islamic studies researcher in the...
12 October 2020|Excellence Strategy
"Cooperation benefits all partners"
One reason Universität Hamburg, northern Germany’s largest research institution, was named a University of Excellence was in recognition of its role as a “flagship university.” True to this concept, the University would like to further develop and fortify cooperation among various universities and...
22 September 2020|Excellence Strategy
Can undertakers catch corona?
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As part of the funding of transfer projects, Universität Hamburg has created the special program format “Mehr Weitblick nach der Coronavirus-Krise”; (a broader perspective after the corona crisis). Thirteen projects will each receive up to €10,000 for research focusing on the novel coronavirus and...
31 August 2020|Excellence Strategy
First nucleus professor at Universität Hamburg
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Prof. Dr. Ulf Schmidt will become the first nucleus professor at Universität Hamburg at the beginning of September. With its calls for applications for these professorships, the University aims to attract leading researchers and to advance the development of research areas, such as Infection...
24 June 2020|Excellence Strategy
Student research groups—new grant round has started
Theory requires practice, and voluntary research groups are a good opportunity to put knowledge to the test. Students are developing apps for shuttle buses, revitalizing the medicinal garden at the Institute of Pharmacy, and reconstructing an ancient linothorax, which is a type of upper body armor...
3 June 2020|Excellence Strategy
How universities can network during the coronavirus pandemic
Further internationalization is one of Universität Hamburg’s most important goals in the Excellence Strategy. Yet how can we best cooperate with our many partner institutions during the pandemic? Regina Siemß from the Department of International Affairs took part in several digital workshops on the...
20 May 2020|Excellence Strategy
Money to research the wonders and value of science and scholarship
Photo: UHH/Kranz, Koscholke privat
The newly created program for postdoctoral fellowships within the context of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments supports researchers who did their doctorates at Universität Hamburg and are working in one of the University’s emerging fields. The first fellows have now been...