Europasaurus accompanied by some pterosaurs
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28.04.2021 in Featured, Science, Knowledge Transfer

Time travel

Research presented in an unusual way: A graphic novel depicts how the dinosaur Europasaurus lived 154 million years ago. The book is also based on excavations by a scientist from the University of Halle. Read more

The WHO Headquarter in Geneva
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10.03.2021 in Science, Context

Global crises require global solutions

The World Health Organisation (WHO) was originally founded to assess global health risks. However, during the Corona pandemic, the WHO’s influence has declined significantly and nation states have taken over emergency management. Dr Jonathan Everts, a professor of human geography, puts this fact into perspective. Read more

Johanna Mierendorff
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21.10.2020 in Featured, Science

“The culture needs to shift”

Professor Johanna Mierendorff has been the university’s Vice-President for Strategic Resource Planning since September 2018. We talked with the educational scientist about the challenges of career and junior staff development, gender equality, and a strategy for MLU. Read more

Annegret Wolf in the studio - the psychologist now has experience working in front of the camera.
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21.10.2020 in Featured, Science, Research

Psychology for everyone

Psychologist Dr Annegret Wolf conducts research on topics such as the fear of crime and the credibility of witness statements in court. However, her work produces more than just scientific publications. For years the scientist has also been sought-after by the media for her expertise. Read more

Ulrike Witten did a post-doctoral degree in the Faculty of Theology.
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21.10.2020 in Featured, Science, Research

“Inclusion is not egalitarianism”

Hard to believe: Ulrike Witten is the first woman to do a post-doctoral degree in the Faculty of Theology. She held her test lecture just before the onset of the coronavirus crisis. Her topic is inclusion within religious education studies. She hopes to inspire students and bring about awareness. Read more

Maria Ott in the lab at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
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21.10.2020 in Featured, Science, Research

When proteins assemble

Dr Maria Ott heads a junior research group at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. She is investigating the self-assembly of various molecules. The mother of two has pursued her scientific career for many years, also on a part-time basis. Read more

Caroline Meller-Hannich at the District Court of Halle
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21.10.2020 in Featured, Science, Research

The consumer protectionist

Whether it has to do with the diesel scandal, brokerage costs or the sharing economy - the expertise of Professor Caroline Meller-Hannich is in demand when it comes to protecting consumers. She is just one of a handful of women whose expert opinions and statements are shaping German civil law. Read more

The emissions scandal is not only a matter for consumers and courts, but also the research community.
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07.10.2020 in Science, Knowledge Transfer

The market value of morality

Over the past few years, legal expert Professor Kai-D. Bussmann and his colleagues, Andreas Schroth and Sebastian Oelrich, have been investigating how corruption can be prevented in business. They have introduced a new tool to improve corporate culture and are even launching a start-up for the project. Read more