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Water as a Central Political Issue

Water is an essential and, in many regions of the world, rare resource. Geographers Prof. Dr. Hans Gebhardt and Prof. Dr. Marcus Nüsser are exploring the potential for conflict underlying short water supplies. [More...]

Successful Standing in Times Higher Education Ranking

Heidelberg University again fared well in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Ranking, rating among the three best German universities. Internationally, Heidelberg placed 70th. [More...]

Search for the Needle in the Haystack

Physicists at Heidelberg University have now succeeded in rendering usable an experimental method developed in basic research for ground water dating. [More...]

Keeping the DNA Fit with Fewer Calories

Molecular biologists have recently discovered that the amount of nutrients that cells are exposed to can affect DNA surveillance and repair mechanisms and therefore the quality of their DNA. [More...]

The University Congratulates on the Nobel Prize

Stefan Hell has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The physicist earned his doctorate and completed his habilitation in Heidelberg and is an adjunct professor at the university. [More...]

Urban Design With Emotions

In an interdisciplinary research project, scientists from the universities in Heidelberg and Kaiserslautern are developing creative methods to capture citizens’ emotional responses to their environment. [More...]

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