24 May 2023|Press release
Taking Stock After Three Years of the Excellence Strategy
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Funding for far more than 500 people and projects, 12 additional professors, new centers dedicated to sustainability, digitalization, and knowledge exchange— since 2019, 4 clusters of excellence have been doing research on the climate, physics, and manuscript cultures. Universität Hamburg has...
11 May 2023|Press release
CHE Ranking: Students Award Good Grades to Universität Hamburg
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Every year, the CHE Centre for Higher Education evaluates about one-third of the subjects taught at German universities to compile a university ranking. Universität Hamburg rejoined the CHE ranking in 2022 after a 10-year moratorium.
8 May 2023|Press release
New German Research Foundation research training group How to Increase the Quality of Health Care?
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For research on improving the quality of health care, the Hamburg Center for Health Economics at Universität Hamburg has created a comprehensive doctoral program. The German Research Foundation will fund this program in the amount of €6 million for the next 5 years.
2 May 2023|Press release
Universität Hamburg and DESY invite you to Science on Tap on 11 May.
Are climate negotiations just hot air? Can artificial trees generate electricity? And can AI also really cook? At 8 pm on 11 May 2023, researchers from Universität Hamburg and DESY will be talking about their research at 50 bars and pubs.
27 April 2023|Press release
New Endowed Professorship on Climate Change and Society at Universität Hamburg
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How can we achieve greater climate protection in Germany? What are the biggest hurdles on the path to CO2 neutrality? These are the questions Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut seeks to answer within the scope of his Mercator Professorship at Universität Hamburg. Aykut is set to take up his position on 1 May...
25 April 2023|Press release
New public lecture series on modern leadership strategies—hockey player Janne Müller-Wieland kicks off series
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Leadership should reflect a society’s diversity. As role models, they have the potential to challenge outmoded ideas of leadership. In the lecture series New Ways in Leadership hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration (Hamburg Business School) at Universität Hamburg, successful entrepreneurs...
17 April 2023|Press release
EUR 3.1 million awarded to research the meat industry and sustainability
What role does the meat industry play in social debates on sustainable modes of production? Dr. Christin Bernhold of the Department of Earth System Sciences at Universität Hamburg and her junior research group will examine precisely this over the next 5 years. Bernhold has been awarded EUR 3.1...
27 March 2023|Press release
Founder’s Competition for Digital Innovation: Universität Hamburg Spin-Off Recognized
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Research at Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is a fertile starting point for many successful new enterprises. One of these spin-offs, PLANNINGIO, has now been awarded in a competition for digital innovation organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
1 March 2023|Press release
Universität Hamburg develops digitalization and AI research
Since 1 March 2023, Universität Hamburg has been taking part in 5 new collaborative projects on digitalization in natural science basic research. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the projects for 3 years. Two of the 5 research collaborations are being coordinated by the...
22 February 2023|Press release
What can generative AI do?
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To better understand the possibilities of certain types of AI, the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg is inviting you to a “prompt-a-thon.” You can try to solve problems using AI. The event is open to the public.
21 February 2023|Press release
Meat tax: Animal Protection More Compelling than Climate Protection
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Meat production causes climate-harming CO2 emissions. Furthermore, many animals suffer under livestock conditions. A meat tax could lower consumption and the money could be used, for example, to improve conditions. A new study by Prof. Dr. Grischa Perino and Henrike Schwickert from Universität...
14 February 2023|Press release
Hamburg university landscape: Hauke Heekeren Elected Spokesperson for Hamburg’s State Higher Education Conference
The president of Universität Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren, has been elected as spokesperson for the Hamburg State Higher Education Conference. He succeeds Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Timm-Giel from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) as of 1 May 2023. The office of spokesperson is filled...
14 February 2023|Press release
Information on Universität Hamburg’s Open Study Program
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The Center for Continuing Studies will provide information about Universität Hamburg’s Open Study Program on 28 February 2023. The Open Study Program welcomes people of all ages interested in learning. The information day includes information via Zoom and consultation by telephone.
3 February 2023|Press release
ERC Consolidator Grant: replacing fossil fuels used in the chemical industry with biomass
The European Research Council has awarded Prof. Dr. Jakob Albert a grant of around €2 million: The chemical engineer based at Universität Hamburg will spend the next 5 years researching catalysts—so substances that influence the speed of a chemical reaction without being used up themselves. These...
1 February 2023|Press release
1.5-degree Goal not plausible: Social change more important than physical tipping points
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is currently not plausible, as is shown in a new, central study released by Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS). Climate policy, protests, and the Ukraine crisis: the participating researchers...
31 January 2023|Press release
Conference at Kampnagel: The Fleeting and the Constant in Dance
Photo: Evgen Rom
From 2 to 4 Februar 2023, the Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artefacts at Universität Hamburg illuminated the role of written records for the transient art of dance. Artistic performances, lectures, and audience discussions were open to the public.
25 January 2023|Press release
Exhibition Focuses on Sexualized Violence and Misguided Victim-Blaming
Photo: Emely Unger
From 31 January to 23 February 2023, the Cluster of Excellence CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter at Universität Hamburg showed What Were You Wearing? at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at Science City Bahrenfeld. Two years ago, the cluster’s board had already decided to address the topic of...
12 January 2023|Press release
Sustainability Transformation Monitor Companies Putting Greater Focus on Sustainability
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The transformation of the economy towards sustainability proceeds apace. Eighty-four percent of those responsible for sustainability at a company in the real economy say that the topic has become “more” or “much more important.” At 74 percent, the rate is lower in business finance. These are the...