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Race at the edge of the Sun: ions are faster than atoms

Ions move faster than atoms in the gas streams of a solar prominence. Scientists at the University of Göttingen, the Institut d'Astrophysique in Paris and the Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno have observed this. The results of the study were published in The Astrophysical Journal. more…


How the “good feeling” can influence the purchase of sustainable chocolate

More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers usually view positively. A team of scientists from the University of Göttingen has investigated to what extent factors which affect consumers’ own benefit - such as the so-called "Warm Glow of Giving" - influence consumers' purchasing intentions. The “warm glow” is the personal benefit that people feel when they do good. more…


Tasty sausage without painful castration procedure for male piglets

Processing meat of male pigs that haven’t been castrated is challenging, as the animals‘ fat tissue can develop specific odours. In a joint research project, scientists from the University of Göttingen investigated how tainted boar meat can be processed in ways which ensure a stable product quality. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The results were published in Meat Science. more…


How one small village in Germany reinvented itself to ensure its survival

How can communities living together in rural areas be developed to ensure that they continue to exist and thrive? Much emphasis has been placed on innovation within urban areas. However, new research shows that rural communities can also play a pivotal role in generating solutions for sustainability. Using the village of Heckenbeck in southern Lower Saxony as an example, researchers from the University of Göttingen investigated what these communities need to continue to flourish. more…


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New Edition of Solar System School

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science is set to begin a new future now including an additional partner: the University's Geosciences Centre. more…

Health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

For 2019, I would like to wish health, happiness and personal and professional success to all students, staff, guests and alumni of Göttingen University and Göttingen Campus. I am certainly looking forward to working together with you in the future and to an eventful New Year! Your President Ulrike Beisiegel more…

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