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

  • The campaign initiated by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Tierversuche verstehen advocates for transparent information and open communication about animal experiments in research. The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen is one of the first 53 research institutions to sign the campaign.
    The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and the information platform Tierversuche verstehen (Understanding Animal Research) of the Alliance of Scientific Organizations in Germany launched their Transparency Agreement for Transparent Information about animal research in Germany on July 1, 2021. In this initiative, research institutions from the field of life sciences agree to actively inform about animal experiments, to…
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  • Behavioral study on common marmosets provides new insights into the evolution of language
    Language distinguishes us humans; we learn it through experience and social interactions. Especially in the first year of life, human vocalizations change dramatically, becoming more and more language-like. In our closest relatives, non-human primates, language development was previously thought to be largely predetermined and completed within the first few weeks after birth. In a behavioral study now published, researchers from the German…
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  • Göttingen University researchers investigate special properties of protein structures
    The cells that make up our bodies are constantly exposed to a wide variety of mechanical stresses. For example, the heart and lungs have to withstand lifelong expansion and contraction, our skin has to be as resistant to tearing as possible whilst retaining its elasticity, and immune cells are very squashy so that they can move through the body. Special protein structures, known as “intermediate filaments”, play an important role in these…
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  • Research team investigates influence of different mass-flowering crops on pollinators
    Mass-flowering crops such as oilseed rape or faba bean (also known as broad bean) provide valuable sources of food for bees, which, in turn, contribute to the pollination of both the crops and nearby wild plants when they visit. But not every arable crop that produces flowers is visited by the same bees. A team from the University of Göttingen and the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) in Braunschweig has investigated how the habitat diversity of the…
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  • Göttingen University researchers investigate the spread of weighing systems across Western Eurasia 4,000 years ago
    Knowing the weight of a commodity provides an objective way to value goods in the marketplace. But did a self-regulating market even exist in the Bronze Age? And what can weight systems tell us about this? A team of researchers from the University of Göttingen researched this by investigating the dissemination of weight systems throughout Western Eurasia. Their new simulation indicates that the interaction of merchants, even without substantial…
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