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

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Brück was elected to the new Board of Directors for Research and Teaching at the University Medical Center Göttingen. Prof. Brück is at the same time spokesman of the board and dean of the medical faculty. He will take office on 1 August 2019.
    Read more
  • Researchers from Göttingen discover the mechanism that prevents damage caused by shortened proteins
    The cell contains transcripts of the genetic material, which migrate from the cell nucleus to another part of the cell. This movement protects the genetic transcripts from the recruitment of “spliceosomes”. If this protection does not happen, the entire cell is in danger: meaning that cancer and neurodegenerative diseases can develop. Researchers at the University of Göttingen and the University Medicine Centre Göttingen have demonstrated the…
    Read more
  • Max Planck Researchers unravel how the ribosome slides along non-coding mRNA
    When synthesizing proteins, ribosomes move in exact small steps over long distances along a messenger RNA (mRNA). At certain sites, ribosomes stumble and start sliding before they land at a defined site and resume their accurate work. Marina Rodnina and her team at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen have now solved the question what makes the ribosome slide. Ribosomes are the macromolecular machines that…
    Read more
  • Göttingen research team reveals strengths and shortcomings of different concepts
    Forest conservation can be a source of tension between competing priorities and interests from forestry, science, administration and nature conservation organisations. The different stakeholders can create the public impression of disagreement with regard to the objectives and measures in forest conservation. Scientists from the University of Göttingen, the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen and the North…
    Read more
  • Green monkeys' alarm calls allow conclusions about the evolution of language
    Human language and communication skills are unique in the animal kingdom. How they developed in the course of evolution is being researched, among other things, using the alarm call system of vervet monkeys. East African vervet monkeys warn their conspecifics against predators with special alarm calls that mean "leopard", "eagle" or "snake". In a recently published study, scientists from the German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for…
    Read more