In January 2023, the Auditorium Maximum was occupied by students from “End Fossil: Occupy! Halle”.
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30.06.2023 in Featured, Research

Sustainability in research: an initial overview

A new atlas is the first to show how the university is fairing in terms of scientific work on sustainability issues. It has been created under the leadership of the Rectorate's Sustainability Officer Professor Michael Stipp and the Sustainability Office with Frederik Bub. Read more

Clip from a video created in the project
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30.06.2023 in Featured, Science

“Social cohesion begins in the daycare centre”

Daycare groups, especially in cities, are nowhere near as diverse as the population structure in the surrounding community. Why is that and what does it mean? Education professor, Dr Johanna Mierendorff, talks about the findings of her research project “Preschool provision and segregation”. Read more

Eva Kantelhardt in conversation with her Ethiopian colleague Veronica Afework (left) in Halle
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30.06.2023 in Featured, Science

Cooperation on an equal footing

Professor Eva Kantelhardt is a medical doctor committed to improving healthcare in African countries. One focus of her work is the treatment of cancer in women in Ethiopia and other sub-Saharan countries. Read more

Ingo Uhlig directs the digital atlas “artwork.earth”
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21.10.2022 in Featured, Science, Research

Cultural Atlas of Change

Climate change and the energy transition are two of the defining issues of our time. The literary scientist and sociologist, Professor Ingo Uhlig, explores how art and literature are able to contribute to this debate and to a greater acceptance. Read more

Citizen scientist Isa Brähler, doctoral student Moritz Müller, citizen scientist Joachim Hassel and project manager Katrin Moeller (from left to right) in the library of St. Mary’s Church where the original church records are kept.
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20.10.2021 in Featured, Science, Research

Genealogy research for science

Isa Brähler and Joachim Hassel are gathering data from old church records as part of a citizen science project. Their efforts form the basis of the work being done by researchers at MLU to find out more about the marriages of 19th-century families in Halle. Their aim is to better understand social class structure at the time. Read more

A Europe-wide citizen science project deals with cowslip - Sabrina Träger coordinates the German-speaking part of it.
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20.10.2021 in Featured, Science, Research

Perceptual pitfalls

Data from citizen science projects are of great value for research but can potentially lead to skewed results. This was the finding of a study done in collaboration with the University of Halle. What does this mean for such projects? A conversation with co-author Professor Jonathan Chase and Dr Sabrina Träger, who coordinates the German part of a citizen science project on cowslip. Read more

Timo Faltus
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20.10.2021 in Featured, Science, Research

What is allowed in citizen science?

Citizen science projects enrich science - but a clear legal framework has yet to be established. Therapy-oriented initiatives particularly need a defined ethical and legal research framework. Biologist and lawyer Dr Timo Faltus is currently working to establish this. Read more

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