Oldenburg University's Guiding Themes and Research Areas

Oldenburg University is a research hub of exceptional national and international reputation. Interdisciplinarity and social responsibility are identity-forming hallmarks of “research made in Oldenburg”, fostering scientific excellence and high quality standards. At the university, all academic fields have developed and applied concise criteria for research excellence, in compliance with international benchmarks and organised according to quality, effectiveness, efficiency and originality. Interdisciplinary research spaces enable intense scientific networking within Oldenburg University, wider academia and beyond. The university’s comprehensive concept for research-oriented teaching and learning systematically introduces students in Oldenburg to state-of-the-art research at an early stage in their academic career.

Top-level research is found across all six faculties of the university. Oldenburg University has identified three guiding themes that focus the research and teaching activities within eleven research areas:

Environment and Sustainability




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