Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

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Location: Heidelberg
Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg

Affiliation: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wuerttemberg, mwk

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.

Life Sciences - Apr 29
Microalgae of the dinoflagellate group are known for their ability to survive in other animal cells. These tiny single-cell organisms have engaged in mutually beneficial relationships with corals since primeval times. By passing on critical nutrients to their hosts, dinoflagellates allow corals to thrive even in barren areas.
Life Sciences - Apr 29

As an internationally renowned expert in the field of brain research, Heidelberg neurobiologist Hannah Monyer is being honoured with the 2020 Lautenschläger Research Prize, endowed with 250,000 euros.

Life Sciences - Apr 22

European Research Council funds projects in mathematics and molecular biology. Mathematician Anna Wienhard and molecular biologist Henrik Kaessmann have been awarded a prestigious grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for outstanding scientists, an ERC Advanced Grant.

Pedagogy - Apr 20

What changes have there been in the self-images of fathers and grandfathers in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, and likewise in their role in raising children - and why? These questions are the focus of a research project on and carried out at Heidelberg University's Department of History.

Social Sciences - Apr 14

4EU+ wants to place cooperation on a new basis as a registered association based in Heidelberg. The European University Alliance 4EU+ has decided to give itself its own legal form. The rectors of the participating universities of Prague, Heidelberg, Sorbonne/Paris, Warsaw, Copenhagen and Milan passed this resolution in early April 2021.

Environment - Apr 28

Heidelberg geographers draw up full inventory of barely researched aufeis (icing) fields Seasonally occurring fields of aufeis (icing) constitute an important resource for the water supply of the local population in the Upper Indus Basin.

Health - Apr 21

The Olympia Morata Programme of Heidelberg University is funding four junior female researchers working on their postdoctoral or comparable qualifications. After a successful review of their applications, Dr Laura Schmidt (psychology), Dr Lisa Baumann (biology), Dr Julia Bauer (medical physics), and Dr Giulia Pelillo-Hestermeyer (Romance studies) have been selected as award recipients.

Health - Apr 16

What was life like for women attracted to women in the years between 1920 and 1970? What obstacles and discrimination did they come up against during the time of National Socialism and what were the consequences of this persecution and exclusion in the post-1945 period? Was it possible to lead non-normative lives within the norms set by politics

Social Sciences - Apr 14

Public lecture series by the Thematic Research Network "Philanthropy, Giving and Collecting" Why do people in different cultures and eras give money for a good cause? What role does this cultural practice play with respect to societal cohesion, orientation to the common good and conserving cultural heritage? These questions will be taken up in a

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