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The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university with a long tradition. Founded in the Age of Enlightenment in 1737, it is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. As a full university with 13 faculties, it covers a differentiated spectrum of subjects in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as medicine. With around 30,000 students spread across 198 degree programmes, it is one of the largest universities in Germany.

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Foods of the future

A steadily growing world population brings with it an increasing demand for protein-rich food. Since meat production cannot be increased indefinitely, scientists have been seeking to establish alternative protein sources. Researchers at the University of Göttingen are currently investigating the suitability of the protein-rich microalga spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) for the production of food.

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Growing a dinosaur's dinner

Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Goettingen have studied the nutrition of plant-eating dinosaurs by cultivating plants under atmospheric conditions similar to those of about 150 million years ago. The previous assumption that plants growing in an atmosphere with a high carbon dioxide content must be poorer in nutrients was not confirmed by the study.

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Top Ratings for Teaching and Learning

In the first Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking focused on teaching and learning, the University of Göttingen took second place across Germany. It reached 38th place out of 242 universities in Europe.

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Erasmus Mundus: 10 Years of successful global partnership

Study and research around the world: Over the past 10 years, the University of Göttingen successfully joined global partnerships within the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) programme funded by the European Union. Since the first participation of the University of Göttingen in a project in 2008, participation in 47 EMA2 projects followed.

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Arnab Dutta

Added value of a Master’s thesis

Master’s degree graduate Arnab Dutta from Göttingen University has been awarded the Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus students. The prize, endowed with € 5,000, is awarded annually to graduates of a Coimbra university who have completed studies abroad at one of the Coimbra universities through the Erasmus programme.

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The U4 universities (Ghent University, the University Göttingen, the University of Groningen and Uppsala University) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application for the European University project announced by the EU.

New strategic partnership

The U4 universities (Ghent University, the University Göttingen, the University of Groningen and Uppsala University) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application for the European University project announced by the EU to strengthen Erasmus+ activities.

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