Archaeologist François Bertemes in the institute’s repository
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21.10.2019 in Featured, Science, Research

Early networks

For eight years, Professor François Bertemes coordinated research on the context of Nebra Sky Disc. The discovery of the disc has prompted archaeologists to completely rethink their notions about life in the Early Bronze Age. Read more

Dietrich H. Nies – here in the lab with Lucy Bütof – has been researching a gold-forming bacterium for years.
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17.10.2019 in Featured, Science, Research

The tiny philosopher’s stone

The bacterium C. metallidurans is most notable for its perseverance, thriving in areas contaminated with heavy metals. It has attracted the attention of a research group in Halle, led by Professor Dietrich H. Nies, but for an entirely different reason: it produces microscopic gold nuggets. Read more

Heike Weinert is the Animal Welfare Commissioner.
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14.10.2019 in People, Science

“We cannot afford to slip up”

Animal welfare is Heike Weinert’s job. Since the 1990s, the biologist has been an Animal Welfare Commissioner in the higher education sector and has been doing this important work for the Faculty of Medicine for almost a year. With conviction and passion. Read more

Robert Szczesny is cycling around the campus for the Transfer and Start-up Service.
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23.04.2019 in Science, Knowledge Transfer

The biologist and the inventors

His work covers questions relating to the protection of intellectual property and relating to scientific inventions: Dr Robert Szczesny works in the restructured “Transfer and Start-up Service” unit at the university. To help with this, the 41-year-old has even taken up another course of study himself. Read more

prefabricated buildings in Cologne Meschenich
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11.04.2019 in Science, Context

What is the east?

The question of the east, of what is specifically East German is discussed in politics and the feature articles of national daily newspapers. What should be explained and why? The religious scholar Professor Daniel Cyranka puts the topic into context. Read more

Karsten Schwarz presents VR glasses and software
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01.04.2019 in Science, Research

Through the eyes of old age

It is a new phenomenon in nursing science: a virtual learning software aims to demonstrate how older people’s perception of their home environment changes. It is being developed in a project at the University of Halle. Read more

Helge Bruelheide, pictured here in the Botanical Gardens, heads the vegetation project.
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28.03.2019 in Science, Research

The wealth of data of plant researchers

Which plant species grow where, alongside which others - and why? Researchers at the University of Halle and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig have the answer. They have set up the world's first global database on the earth's vegetation. Professor Helge Bruelheide, head of the international project, explains what can be explored with such a wealth of data. Read more

View of the university square at the MLU. The researchers believe that University of Halle has been shaped by a number of concepts.
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13.03.2019 in Science, Higher Education Policy

A roadmap of higher education concepts

From the Humboldtian model of higher education to the “assessed university”: The number of higher education concepts now seems to be infinite. The Institute of Higher Education Research (HoF), an institute affiliated to the University of Halle, has dealt with the expansion of these in a new book and has itemised the concepts that are currently relevant. HoF Director Professor Peer Pasternack explains the developments in an interview. Read more

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