This is the bust of Georg Cantor. It was donated to the University by Cantor’s family following his death.
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19.04.2018 in Miscellaneous, Big Names

Big Names: Georg Cantor

The name “Georg Cantor” might not mean a great deal to a lot of people, yet the professor, who once worked in the City of Halle, is one of the most prominent mathematicians who has ever lived. We have Cantor to thank for set theory, as well as the definition of infinity. Even the genius Albert Einstein expressed his appreciation for Cantor’s abilities. The University’s history connects it to many well-known figures or big ideas. Not everyone, however, is fully clued up on the whys and wherefores of these connections. But that’s about to change. The section, “Big Names” is a reminder of the outstanding researchers and academics who have links to the City of Halle. Read more

Every child has a different learning disposition. At the University of Halle, trainee teachers are taught how to respond to these varying needs.
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13.10.2017 in Featured, Campus, Study and Teaching

Better prepared for school.

Each student is different. Until now, university-led teacher training courses have not taken this fact into account to the necessary extent. The project "Kasuistische Lehrerbildung für den inklusiven Unterricht" ('Case-based teacher training for inclusive teaching', KALEI) intends to change this with an increased focus on practical classroom experience. Read more

Positive psychology examines, for example, how happiness can be influenced.
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12.10.2017 in Science, Context

Positive psychology

Anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders are major themes of traditional psychology. Happiness and playfulness are seldom discussed. Positive psychology, which has gained a lot of attention in recent years, looks at precisely these aspects. Psychologist Dr René Proyer explains why. Read more

IPBES develops first global biodiversity assessment.
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10.10.2017 in Science, Research, Knowledge Transfer

World biodiversity council: Researchers from Central Germany actively involved

Every year, many animal and plant species all over the world become extinct. As yet, we know very little about the exact extent, the reasons for this and the consequences for the ecosystems, humankind and the world. Within the scope of the world biodiversity council IPBES, researchers from all over the world are working on a first global assessment and solutions for stopping this biodiversity loss. Many researchers of Martin Luther University are actively involved with this international platform. Read more