Press Releases 2020
16 December 2020|Press release
Research Network Opens Window into the Earth’s Interior
Each seismic wave that travels through the Earth’s crust slightly changes this layer. Cutting-edge sensor technology now allows us to reevaluate risks such as landslides or the stability of bridges and buildings. Prof. Dr. Céline Hadziioannou of Universität Hamburg coordinates the European-wide...
30 November 2020|Press release
Universität Hamburg and the University of Bremen successfully entered the second CRC/Transregio funding phase
Photo: UHH/CEN/T. Wasilewski
The German Research Foundation has granted second-phase funding for a joint-project between Universität Hamburg (coordination) and the University of Bremen, alongside other partners. The Collaborative Research Center / Transregio “Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean” (CRC/Transregio 181) will...
20 November 2020|Press release
Simulations Strengthen Greater Protection for High-Risk Groups
Contact restrictions for particular age and high-risk groups can keep mortality rates and economic costs low during the corona pandemic according to findings by researchers at the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) under the aegis of Prof. Dr. Martin Spindler. On the basis of epidemiological...
3 September 2020|Press release
€4.4 million for research projects at Universität Hamburg
Neurosciences, astroparticle physics, and molecular biology: Universität Hamburg granted three ERC Starting Grants, important funding from the European Research Council. Researchers awarded a total of approximately €4.4 million. Projects are scheduled to start in 2021.
11 August 2020|Press release
Environmental conditions impact offspring’s form in Sea snail species
In some regions the Planaxis sulcatus sea snail produces larvae while in others they produce further-developed offspring. A research team headed by Benedikt Wiggering and Prof. Dr. Matthias Glaubrecht from the Center of Natural History (CeNak) at Universität Hamburg have now proven for the first...
24 June 2020|Press release
From suspicion to trust: How people judge the current COVID-19 situation
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How much do people trust the new normal? A representative study headed by the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) at Universität Hamburg shows that only 44.4% of those surveyed in Europe condone the speed with which coronavirus-related restrictions were lifted.
13 March 2020|Press release
Semester start at Universität Hamburg postponed
Due to spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the start of the summer semester 2020 has been postponed from 1 April to 20 April. Until then, all University buildings such as libraries, museums and collections, the Regional Computing Center, and the Sportpark will remain closed to the public.
9 January 2020|Press release
Using sea-level rise to define climate targets
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One major consequence of global warming is the rising sea level. A study conducted at Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence for climate research CLICCS now shows: if we assume that sea-level rise is the most critical effect of climate change, then it is not only more sensible, but also less...