The Göttingen Campus

The Göttingen location has come to be synonymous with high-quality international research. To ensure that this remains the case in the future, the University of Göttingen, including the University Medical Center, and eight non-university local research centres have joined forces to form the Göttingen Campus.

By drawing on their joint strengths and potential, campus partners have created a unique and stimulating environment that encourages diversity and an active exchange between professors, researchers and doctoral students.

Across the Göttingen Campus, there are currently more than 5,900 researchers working in nearly every scientific discipline.

Within the Göttingen Campus, the quality of teaching and training of early career scientists is assured and continuously improved by joint graduate programmes and inter-institute junior research groups.

Science on campus benefits from excellent joint third-party funded projects and 23 joint professorships between the University and non-university institutions.

Latest news

  • Unusual sounds can be heard in the building of the Biomedical NMR group at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry on June 17, 2019: The professional musicians of german hornsound are visiting to be filmed with real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) while playing horn. With this MRI performance, the brass players support a research project.
    “Okay, are you ready? Let's go,” Peter Iltis speaks into the little microphone standing on the table in front of him. Shortly thereafter, the sounds of a brass instrument are broadcasted via the intercom. But the music does not come from a recording studio or a stage, but out of a large medical device – an MRI system located two rooms away. The US American is a professor of kinesiology at Gordon College Wenham in Massachusetts (United States)…
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  • A new method developed by Helmut Grubmüller and his team shows that the very few information obtained from simulated measurements with a free-electron laser is sufficient to calculate the 3D structure of a protein at atomic resolution. (in German)
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  • Team around MPI Director Bodenschatz successfully completes Atlantic crossing
    How does rain develop? Will rain fall from a cloud, does it pass without rain, or even disolve? To help solve these question a team of five researchers led by Eberhard Bodenschatz, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), were conducting in cloud measurements in the mid-Atlantic. On their journey from Montevideo in Uruguay to Las Palmas on Gran Canaria on the German research vessel Maria S. Merian they took…
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  • Innovative wings for more fuel-efficient aircraft
    Future aircraft need to be lighter and hence more fuel-efficient. For this reason, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) in Göttingen has now tested two wing designs as part of an EU project. These types of wings have hitherto been impossible to manufacture. Alongside more fuel-efficient engines and higher-aspect-ratio wings, weight reduction is regarded as the most important way to reduce fuel consumption…
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  • Göttingen researchers investigate the effect of income inequality on behaviour
    Do differences in performance have an impact on the appetite for risk-taking in decision-makers? Economists at the University of Göttingen have addressed this question. The result of their study is that people's willingness to take risks increases as soon as they get a lower return than other people with whom they compare themselves. At the same time, decision-makers take lower risks if they get a higher return than their peers. The study was…
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