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31.07.2018 – Academic Research,People

When music becomes political

An international group of researchers led by Professor of Music Education Mario Dunkel is exploring the role of music in the rise of populism. The Volkswagen Foundation is funding the project with just under one million euros. more


04.07.2018 – Homepage

Islands of diversity

Success for Oldenburg’s biodiversity researchers: German Research Foundation to provide three million euros in funding for new research unit led by marine scientist Helmut Hillebrand.more


07.06.2018 – Academic Research

From bird migration to quantum chemistry

For more than 15 years Henrik Mouritsen has been conducting research on magnetoreception in birds. Now, he has summarised the current scientific knowledge in the journal Nature. Here, the neurobiologist talks about his fascination with birds and why fundamental research is so important.more


29.05.2018

New Collaborative Research Centre for Hearing Acoustics

A new Collaborative Research Centre is to be established at the University: the research project on “hearing acoustics” will receive around eight million euros in funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) over the next four years. The head of the CRC is professor of psychoacoustics Volker Hohmann.more


26.04.2018 – Academic Research

Fascinating Diskworld

Doctor of chemistry Jannika Lauth was awarded a Carl von Ossietzky Young Researchers' Fellowship earlier this year. In her research Lauth produces tiny semiconductor sheets which can conduct electricity when light is shone on them. She is using innovative laser methods to study these two-dimensional nanoparticles. Potential applications include ultrathin solar cells, high-speed transistors and energy-saving LEDs.more


05.04.2018 – Academic Policy,Study

The Future of University Education

Individualised and online-based is how Anke Hanft, scientific director of the University of Oldenburg's Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L) sees the future of academic teaching and continuing education. The expert in continuing education and university management talks in an interview about why changes in the working life are also affecting universities. more


22.02.2018 – Academic Research,Homepage

Stagnation in the South Pacific

A team led by geochemist Dr. Katharina Pahnke from Oldenburg has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered by changes in the Southern Ocean.more


29.01.2018 – Academic Research

How organisms process sensory stimuli

What happens at the molecular level when we smell, see and hear? At the University of Oldenburg the Research Training Group "Molecular basis of sensory biology" has been studying these processes since 2013. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has now approved funding for the group for another four and a half years.more


08.01.2018 – Academic Research

Layer by Layer, Cell by Cell

The skin, our largest sensory organ, is the subject of dermatologist Ulrike Raap‘s research and medical care. She describes it as an “architectural masterpiece“ and hopes that by gaining a better understanding of its components she can pave the way for the development of novel treatment approaches.more


13.12.2017 – Academic Research

Letting yourself be challenged

Religion has become a huge social topic once more since the start of the millennium. How can we coexist peacefully in a religiously diverse world? Religion educationalist Joachim Willems is looking for answers.more


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