19 May 2023|Excellence Strategy
Taking stock of the Excellence Strategy—Quantum Universe
Since 2019 Universität Hamburg has been a University of Excellence. A year earlier, it had applied for the distinction with 4 clusters. What has been accomplished since then and how has the funding been used? The Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe talks about its activities in astro-...
11 May 2023|Excellence Strategy
Series on the Excellence Strategy: taking stock of UWA
Photo: UHH/C. Mahjoub
Since 2019, Universität Hamburg has been a designated University of Excellence. A year earlier, it received grants for 4 research clusters. What has been accomplished since then and how has funding been used? The Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artefacts is an internationally unique...
3 May 2023|Excellence Strategy
Hamburg Vigoni Forum “Europe will be as Europe should be.”
Photo: Claudia Höhne
Two hundred people from the areas of academia, politics, and civil society took part in Universität Hamburg’s Villa-Vigoni Forum: the Latvian president and alumnus of Universität Hamburg, Egils Levits, held the first Hamburg Address on the Future of Europe.
3 May 2023|Excellence Strategy
Taking Stock in the Excellence Strategy—CUI
Since 2019 Universität Hamburg has been a University of Excellence. A year earlier, 4 clusters of excellence received grants. What has been accomplished since then and how has the funding been used? The Cluster of Excellence CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter talks about its previous research and...
24 April 2023|Excellence Strategy
Madagascar’s Biodiversity in Crisis
Photo: Leo van Versendaal
The funding measure Hamburglobal PhD, which taps resources from the Excellence Strategy, enables doctoral researchers at Universität Hamburg to study abroad for several months. The geographer Leo van Versendaal is studying the impact of the corona pandemic on Madascar’s unique biodiversity.
3 April 2023|Excellence Strategy
Teaching tandem: critical view of migration as presented in museums
Photo: public domain
Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence will be funding interdisciplinary teaching tandems for the third time in Summer Semester 2023. Two teachers from different subject areas cooperated on the development of an innovative learning format for the topic of sustainability. Here, we introduce one...
21 February 2023|Excellence Strategy
“To me, IT security is incredibly exciting.”
The fast-track program at Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence provides outstanding students with an opportunity to do a doctorate directly after completing their bachelor’s program. Maya Herrscher, from the Department of Informatics, is one of the students being funded through the program...
31 January 2023|Excellence Strategy
First open plenum: University seeks to strengthen sustainability
Over 180 University members from all areas—students, teaching staff, researchers, and other staff—have shared ideas at the first open plenum on the topic of sustainability. Together, they have already presented existent measures and goals, identified new fields of action, and established working...
12 January 2023|Excellence Strategy
Advanced Fellows: “Without the fellowship, such an idea would probably never have occurred to me.”
Photo: Hias/C. Höhne
Once a year, Universität Hamburg, together with other Hamburg universities, invites researchers and artists from around the world to spend several months studying in Hamburg. This winter's fellows include international law scholar Prof. Dr. Elvira Pushkareva and landscape architect Prof. Dr. Eckart...
28 November 2022|Excellence Strategy
Liberal Arts and Sciences “We are talking about current topics in their historical dimensions.”
Photo: F. Guardi/ Zeno.org (public domain)
As part of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments, Universität Hamburg is developing a degree program in the liberal arts and sciences. The program is set to begin in Winter Semester 2023/2024 but there are already some exciting opportunities, including ones open to the general...
14 November 2022|Excellence Strategy
“We have to Fundamentally Change How We Look at Animals”
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Postdoctoral Fellowships for outstanding early career researchers: Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence jas won funding for the third time. Philosopher and economist Dr. Colin von Negenborn wants to use the funding to find out how people can make sustainable and fair decisions, including...
7 November 2022|Excellence Strategy
#IchBinArmutsbetroffen (I Suffer From Poverty)—What it Means to be Poor
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At 16.6 percent of the population, the number of people in Germany who are threatened by poverty reached a new high last year. Helen Dambach and Mats Pachalli are analyzing how people experience poverty, and why they are revealing their problems. Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence funds...
4 November 2022|In focus
World Climate Conference: “We Must Consider Justice Across the Board”
Photo: Privat/Jan Wilkens
This year, the 27th World Climate Conference is taking place in Egypt. Dr. Jan Wilkens from the Cluster of Excellence Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS) to attend as a spectator. He is an expert in guiding climate policy and climate justice.
26 October 2022|Excellence Strategy
Multi-Media Exhibit on the Big Bang Opens with a Big Bash
The multi-media special exhibition “How it all began” opened in the Museum of Work at an event attended by about 200 guests. Until 10 April 2023, this extraordinary collaborative project between the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe, DESY, and the Museum of Work takes visitors to the museum on...
20 October 2022|Excellence Strategy
Making Lost Writing Readable Again
Photo: Universität Hamburg
In the fourth episode of Universität Hamburg’s Research for Everyone series, Yvan Chevchuk and Kyle Ann Huskin from the Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artefacts talk about the techniques they use to reconstruct lost or erased writing in manuscripts and written works.
31 August 2022|Excellence Strategy
Excellent Research Attracts Visitors from Berlin
Kai Gehring, chair of the committee for education, research, and technological impact for the Bundestag, and other committee members visited Science City Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. The University’s president, Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren, and the chair of DESY’s board of directors, Prof. Dr. Helmut Dosch...
25 July 2022|Excellence Strategy
Better Understanding Human Emotion and the Immune System
In 2022, 23 researchers at Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence will receive funding from the Ideas and Venture Fund. The researchers will use this to prepare third-party-funded projects suited to one of the University’s profile initiatives or emerging fields. In total, the University will...
12 April 2022|Research
Researchers develop laser system for experiments in weightlessness
Photo: DLR, DOI: 10.1140/epjqt/s40507-020-00090-8
In the weightlessness of the International Space Station, experiments can be carried out that would not be possible on Earth. As part of a new collaborative project, researchers from the Department of Physics at Universität Hamburg are now building a complete quantum gas experiment that will enable...
21 March 2022|Excellence Strategy
The Aesthetics of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is involved in the creation of artworks. It challenges our aesthetic assumptions and creates legal quandaries—say Dalia Moniat and Sarah Steffens. With funds from the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments, the students are researching the issue.