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The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. It offers a comprehensive range of subjects across 13 faculties: in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and medicine. With about 30,000 students and more than 210 degree programmes, the University is one of the largest in Germany.

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Influential and highly cited

Lutz Ackermann, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, has again been recognised as one of the most influential and most cited scientists in the world. A ranking by Stanford University in the USA lists the researcher in first place in Germany and sixth place worldwide in his research field of organic chemistry. In the ranking for all subjects, Ackermann was in seventh place in Germany. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists and the top two per cent in each primary research field.


Preliminary results of the DFG Review Board election 2023

According to the preliminary results of the DFG Review Board election 2023, ten researchers from the University of Göttingen and four researchers from the University Medical Center Göttingen have been elected for the term of office from 2024 to 2028. The review boards review and evaluate proposals to the DFG and thus ensure that proposals are assessed according to uniform standards across all programs.


Limitations of asteroid crater lakes as climate archives

In southern Germany just north of the Danube, there lies a large circular depression between the hilly surroundings: the Nördlinger Ries. Almost 15 million years ago, an asteroid struck this spot. Today, the impact crater is one of the most useful analogues for asteroid craters on early Mars. Studying the deposits of the former lake that formed in the crater is particularly informative. An international research team led by Göttingen University has analysed dolomite rocks to uncover clues about the past.


Sign up now for 24 experiments to Christmas!

Physics in Advent (PiA) is an Advent calendar with a difference: behind each door is a surprise filled with fun and new discoveries. For the eleventh year running, Christmas People will present small physics experiments via video every day kicking off on 1 December and running until 24 December on the PiA website. Everybody is welcome to join the fun. Registration is free of charge and you can sign up right away.

The ranking was based on assessments from Master's students as well as facts collected about teaching and research.

Top marks according to students

In the current university ranking by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), the University of Göttingen gets top marks in subjects in the field of economics. Master's students in business administration, economics, and business informatics are particularly satisfied with the general study conditions in Göttingen. Among other issues rated positively, they praised the supervision by lecturers, the support provided during their studies, and the range of courses on offer.


Popular location for international researchers

The University of Göttingen is popular with international researchers. In the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's 2023 Humboldt Rankings, it is placed ninth in Germany and first among universities in Lower Saxony with a total of 149 visiting researchers. In the ranking by subject area, the University of Göttingen scores highly in the life sciences, where it is ranked fifth with 32 fellowship recipients, and in the natural sciences, where it holds sixth place with 59 fellowship recipients.



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