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21.07.2015 – Academic Research

Bacteria in the Ocean:
Vital for the Global Carbon Cycle

How can organic matter dissolved in the ocean store carbon over thousands of years and maintain our climate in the process? To shed light on this question, marine scientists at the University of Oldenburg performed a laboratory experiment over several years. more


09.06.2015 – Academic Research

Ukraine: When Languages Converge

People in central Ukraine often speak a mixture of Russian and Ukrainian. Slavicist Gerd Hentschel is studying the phenomenon on location – and experiencing the consequences of the political crisis first-hand. more


13.01.2015 – Academic Research

On the Eternal Battle against Epidemics

Infectious diseases from a medical and a cultural history perspective: An interview with medical specialist and chemist Klaus Peter Kohse and contemporary historian Malte Thießen.more


17.12.2014 – Academic Research

One Law but Many Questions

Expensive EEG: Christoph Böhringer examines the economic impact of political reforms. His simulation models are now also used by the German government. more


15.09.2014 – Academic Research

Inclusion:
"It's no longer about whether to do it, but how"

Dr Holger Lindemann is guiding the inclusion process at Oldenburg's schools and researching it at the same time. In an interview Lindemann talks about visions and concerns, about new, different teaching and about the journey being its own reward.more


07.05.2014 – Academic Research

Electrosmog Disrupts Orientation in Migratory Birds

For the first time, a research team led by Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen, a biologist and Lichtenberg Professor at the University of Oldenburg, has been able to prove that the magnetic compass of robins fails entirely when the birds are exposed to AM radio waveband electromagnetic interference. more


02.04.2014 – Academic Research

"Hölderlin More Relevant than Ever Today"

Sabine Doering, literary scholar and President of the Hölderlin Society, has been awarded a renowned fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). In this interview she talks about her research goals and explains what she finds so fascinating about the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin.more


06.02.2014 – Academic Research

Emissions transfers
Paths to a global climate policy

Global CO2 emissions hit a new high in 2013. One solution for lowering these emissions is emissions transfers. Oldenburg University researcher Marco Springmann examines how these transfers can be integrated into international climate policy.more


22.01.2014 – Academic Research

Message in the Strongbox

Cryptography may not guarantee absolute security for communications but it creates very high hurdles for spying programmes. Oldenburg mathematicians Florian Heß and Andreas Stein discuss a field of research that is in high demand – and not just since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden.more


19.12.2013 – Academic Research

The Fascination with Wagner

Two hundred years of Wagner and no end in sight: festivals and ceremonies, productions, concerts, interpretations, documentations and tributes abound. And yet by no means has the subject been exhausted. Melanie Unseld talks in an interview about gender constructions, self-promotion, love, opera and pop music. more


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