Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

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Location: Heidelberg
Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg


The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in present-day Germany. In the course of its more than 630-year history, it has repeatedly renewed itself as one of the leading intellectual centres in Europe. The University sees itself as a research university with twelve faculties in the fields of natural sciences and mathematics, humanities and theology, law, economics and social sciences, and medicine.

Social Sciences - Jul 30, 2021
Submerged palaces, rediscovered dance traditions, disputed temple complexes: cultural heritage in South Asia takes different forms and is shaped by varying forces in society and politics. In order to explore why and under what conditions people commit to their tangible and intangible cultural heritage, particularly in the border regions of India and Nepal, and why they re-create or even destroy it, an international research team led by Christiane Brosius from the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) of Heidelberg University has received a four-year project grant. The funding, totalling approx. 1.5 million euros, will be released by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Chemistry - Jul 22, 2021

Heidelberg chemists succeed in producing synthesis and complete characterisation for the first time.

Mathematics - Jul 20, 2021

The Research Station Geometry and Dynamics of Ruperto Carola welcomes four new Humboldt Research Fellows.

Campus - Jul 16, 2021

The Doctoral Convention of Heidelberg University was founded in 2015 after the state of Baden-Württemberg had established doctoral candidates as an independent status group with the right to vote in the university's governing bodies, including the Senate.

Campus - Jul 2, 2021

Extensive digital programme of the central alumni network of Heidelberg University. This year, the alumni initiative of Heidelberg University - Heidelberg Alumni International (HAI) - can look back over a quarter of a century of active alumni engagement in a large, worldwide network.

Social Sciences - Jun 30, 2021

Research Prize for Social Market Economy of the Roman Herzog Institute goes to Heidelberg organisation theorist.

Life Sciences - Jun 23, 2021

A rare genetic defect that affects the so-called ALG2 gene can cause serious metabolic diseases in humans. It does so through the defective formation of proteins and sugar molecules. Until now, its rareness and complexity made it difficult to study this congenital glycosylation disorder. A research team led by Joachim Wittbrodt and Dr Thomas Thumberger from the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) of Heidelberg University has finally succeeded in introducing the underlying mutation in the ALG2 gene in a fish model, thus allowing the causes of these complex diseases to be studied at the molecular level.

Pharmacology - Jul 21, 2021

University supports state-wide Action Week with an appeal to take advantage of vaccination opportunities.

Health - Jul 19, 2021

New edition of research magazine RUPERTO CAROLA with articles by 24 Heidelberg academics. "It is easier to split an atom than to stamp out prejudice." This quote from Albert Einstein suggests the thematic focus UNITE & DIVIDE to which the latest issue of the research magazine RUPERTO CAROLA is dedicated.

Physics - Jul 7, 2021

The term Bose-Einstein condensate describes a state of matter in which atoms or elementary particles combine into a single quantum mechanical object during extreme cooling. Science does not yet fully understand exactly how these macroscopic states - beyond the confines of traditional physics - develop from a thermal atomic cloud in just a few milliseconds and when statistical equilibrium is reached, according to Georg Wolschin. Using a new theoretical model he developed, the Heidelberg University physicist has now succeeded in calculating the time-dependent formation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in sodium atoms.

Health - Jul 1, 2021

International research prize goes to epidemiologist Joacim Rocklöv on proposal of Ruperto Carola.

Life Sciences - Jun 24, 2021
Life Sciences

Heidelberg researchers discover an enzyme that prevents the formation of multiple heads and axes in the freshwater polyp Hydra.

Earth Sciences - Jun 17, 2021

Heidelberg University geographers combine historical images and maps with current data. The glaciers of Nanga Parbat - one of the highest mountains in the world - have been shrinking slightly but continually since the 1930s.

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