Georg Theunissen is committed to an innovative scientific approach to autism in Germany.
© Michael Deutsch
09.10.2018 in Science, Campus, Study and Teaching

Taking into account the perspectives of those affected

Prof Georg Theunissen holds the only chair of pedagogy for autism in the German-speaking world. He is committed to an innovative scientific approach to the topic in Germany. Autistic people in Germany are still discriminated against and excluded rather than respected and included. This is not only due to widespread ignorance, but also to the fact that the perspectives of those affected are not as much in the foreground as in the USA, Canada or Australia. Read more

16.10.2017 in Campus, Study and Teaching, Featured

The Centre for Teacher Training celebrates ten years as a contact point for student teachers

This year the Centre for Teacher Training (ZLB) at the University of Halle is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. JLB’s annual meeting on 15 November will devote itself to the anniversary and its theme will be “Education for Sustainable Development in Teacher Training”. In an interview, the centre’s director Professor Thomas Bremer and its managing director Dr Marie-Theres Müller look back at the centre’s inception and discuss its future tasks. Read more

More and more exams at the University of Halle are being taken on computers.
© LLZ
10.01.2017 in Study and Teaching, Campus

More money for digital teaching

Equipped with around 6.5 million euros, the centre for multimedia teaching and learning (LLZ) will continue its work in April 2017. The funding will be made available until 2020 as part of the joint Federal-State programme “Quality Pact for Teaching”. Since it was established in 2012, the LLZ has already supported more than 450 projects to digitalise teaching at the University of Halle. The centre moves into the second stage of funding with a new director and a new working group. Read more

Die Türkisch-Deutsche-Universität wächst: Während die ersten Universitätsgebäude (im Hintergrund) bereits genutzt werden, wird an vielen Lehrgebäuden noch gebaut.
© Martin Klein
08.12.2016 in Campus, International News

A new connection with Istanbul

When Henning Rosenau, a professor of law, received his appointment to teach in Halle in 2015, he also brought with him his longstanding involvement in supporting the Turkish-German University (TDU). Martin Luther University is a member of the German consortium and, since February, has been supporting TDU in developing the new university, which was founded by the two nations in Istanbul in 2010. Two economists from Halle are now involved as well. They believe the German-Turkish exchange is more important than ever, especially in light of the tough political situation in Turkey right now. Read more

Students from Fukushima University at a hip-hop class at the University Sports Centre in Halle
© Michael Deutsch
14.11.2016 in Campus

Students from Fukushima visit the University of Halle

Twenty-three students from Fukushima University visited the University of Halle for three days in November. The group learned about alternative energies and the German government’s decision to phase out nuclear energy. At the same time they offered their perspectives on the current situation in Fukushima, nuclear policies, and development in the region. Read more

Anke Berghaus-Sprengel in the Steintor Campus library
© Markus Scholz
26.09.2016 in Miscellaneous, Campus

ULB goes digital

A repository of books? A tranquil reading space? A place of erudite learning? To Anke Berghaus-Sprengel, director of the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt (ULB) since April 2016, a modern library is much more than that. She is head of an institution that looks back on a long tradition but has also undergone plenty of change – and will continue to do so in the future. Read more

Dr. Manja Hussner, Head of International Office
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16.02.2016 in Study and Teaching, Miscellaneous, Research, Campus, Science

University strengthens links with China

2015 has been a busy year for relations between China and Halle. The first Chinese language teacher provided by the Confucius Institute in Beijing has been working at the University of Halle since this April. In May, the University of Halle and the Beijing University of International Business and Economics sealed a partnership. And through the Panda Programme, the University of Halle was represented at the largest education fairs in China. Read more

All Souls College in Oxford.
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04.02.2016 in Study and Teaching, Campus, International News

Halle students conduct research in Oxford

In January, Eric O’Neill, a researcher from the University of Oxford, gave the opening talk for an international series of lectures on molecular medicine and biology at Halle’s town hall. “Halox” was the working title for the series, whose main organisor is Stephan Feller, a professor of tumour biology at the Faculty of Medicine in Halle. Feller, who came to Halle from Oxford in 2013, drew on his personal contacts to breathe life into the idea. Read more

The 44 refugees who have ­registered as guest auditors at the university received a ­welcome bag upon their arrival.
© Markus Scholz
06.10.2015 in Campus

University expands its commitment to helping refugees

Education for refugees: Since the start of the 2015/2016 winter semester, refugees have been able to sign up to attend lectures at the University of Halle. The registration process is simple, and attendance is free of charge. Forty-four men and women have enrolled so far, and they are receiving support from numerous students. The university is also offering other services for refugees. Read more

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