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Press Releases 2008






  • August 21, 2008
    The International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) will take place at Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics (University of Heidelberg) from September 8 to 10, 2008
  • August 11, 2008
    Research team headed by Privatdozentin Dr. Natalia Dubrovinskaia (Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg) casts light on some of the riddles surrounding boron-doped diamonds — Publication in the current edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS)
  • August 11, 2008
    Summer school of the long-term collaborative research project on ritual dynamics at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg – Exchange of views on the subject of rituals between internationally renowned scholars and film-makers
  • August 11, 2008
    During excavations in Israel a team led by Prof. Manfred Oeming of the Department of Scientific Theology (University of Heidelberg) and Prof. Oded Lipschits (University of Tel Aviv) have discovered coins dating from 70 AD and the Byzantine era
  • August 8, 2008
    ERC Advanced Investigators Grant for Professor Lorenz Cederbaum — Important impulses for research in theoretical chemistry over the next few years
  • August 7, 2008
    A lecture on groundbreaking aspects of high-resolution microscopy by Professor Christoph Cremer of the University of Heidelberg was the foundation stone for intensive contact with the Jackson Laboratory in Maine (USA)
  • August 5, 2008
    The international conference "Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual" by Heidelberg University's collaborative research center SFB 619 "Ritual Dynamics", points out the tense relation between ritual dynamics and ritual science and breaks new ground in research — September 29 to October 2
  • August 5, 2008
    The international conference “Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual” organised by the long-term collaborative research project No. 619 (“Ritual Dynamics”) of the University of Heidelberg points up the tensions obtaining between ritual dynamics and the science of ritual and explores new research avenues — 29 September to 2 October 2008



  • 25 June 2008

    Jean-Luc Marion Awarded Karl Jaspers Prize

    Today the City and the University of Heidelberg presented the Karl Jaspers Prize to philosopher Professor Dr. Jean-Luc Marion
  • 16 June 2008

    BASF and University of Heidelberg Join Forces to Develop New Mathematical Software for Research

    Saving time and money via fewer lab experiments — Speeding up lab development — University of Heidelberg continues with “Industry on Campus”
  • 3 June 2008

    Excellence on the Web

    University of Heidelberg switches to Imperia for web-presence maintenance – Alexander Werschak in charge of central pages, sharing editorial responsibility for almost 19,000 web pages with public information officer Dr. Michael Schwarz
  • 2 June 2008

    Ideal Educational Opportunities

    After studying history in the United States, I was looking for a way to expand my understanding of history and my knowledge of foreign languages. The University of Heidelberg is an old and renowned institution and this is the reason I am here
  • 2 June 2008

    Perfect Backdrop for my Life

    In my opinion Heidelberg is a perfect combination of urban and university life. I do admit that student life is more expensive here than elsewhere but you get your money’s worth.
  • 2 June 2008

    “I’m glad I followed my intuition”

    My decision to study in Heidelberg occurred spontaneously and was first based on a very positive feeling for the city. The good reputation of the University of Heidelberg certainly counted in its favour during the decision-making process, but at the beginning this was of secondary importance.
  • 2 June 2008

    Ten Good Reasons for Studying at the University of Heidelberg

    There are probably at least a hundred reasons why studying in Heidelberg is as pleasurable as it is profitable. Here are just ten of them.

May 2008

April 2008

  • 11 April 2008

    Campus TV Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Campus TV, the higher education and research magazine from the “European Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar”, has an anniversary to celebrate — At the heart of the anniversary programme (from 17 April) is a panel discussion in which the universities, the sponsors, the Baden-Württemberg Broadcast Authority and Rhine-Neckar Television join anchorman Joachim Kaiser to review the major highlights (and mishaps) of the last 10 years — 220,000 viewers
  • 9 April 2008

    Chloroplast protein import — unravelling mysteries of intracellular transport

    Cover story of „Structure“, the renowned journal for structural biology by the „Cell“ group — this work was carried out at the Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center, structures department, Prof. Dr. Irmgard Sinning
  • 2 April 2008

    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Dr. Simon Vidrih

    Dr. Simon Vidrih is the recipient of one of the prestigious research fellowships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Dr. Vidrih will carry out research on the structure of the Milky Way at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut of the Center for Astronomy of the University of Heidelberg
  • 1 April 2008

    Inauguration of the “Angelika Lautenschläger Hospital” on the University of Heidelberg Campus

    At a ceremony on 31 March minister-president of Baden-Württemberg Günther Oettinger paid tribute to the generosity and commitment of donor Manfred Lautenschläger and the high standards of medical care and research at the University of Heidelberg
  • 1 April 2008

    Asthma and Smoker's Lung: Dry airways play a key role

    In animal studies, research team from Heidelberg and the US detects a common mechanism with lung damage in cystic fibrosis

March 2008

February 2008

  • 27 February 2008

    University of Heidelberg Maintains its Leading Position among Germany’s Research-Intensive Universities

    In the CHE research ranking for 2007 the University of Heidelberg again displays a particularly high proportion of research-intensive Faculties putting it up amongst the leaders
  • 21 February 2008

    Exploring New Territory

    In autumn 2007 the new Graduate School “Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences” was a successful contender in the Initiative for Excellence organised by the Federal and state governments — Seeking interdisciplinary dialogue transcending traditional subject boundaries at a national and international level, it is a particularly striking embodiment of the Institutional Strategy espoused by the University of Heidelberg
  • 21 February 2008

    Honorary Doctorate for Louis Begley

    Senate unanimously in favour of proposal from the Faculty of Modern Languages of the University of Heidelberg — Lecture by Louis Begley “What is the Value of One Man?” at the presentation ceremony on 8 February 2008
  • 20 February 2008

    University of Heidelberg: Better Service for Applicants

    The ResStud project aims to provide future students with ideal, trouble-free, personal advice — “Personal portal” planned to supplement the phone and internet portals functioning very successfully since May 2005
  • 19 February 2008

    Stepwise Integration for Turkey

    Heidelberg political scientist Frank R. Pfetsch on “the new Europe” – A whole catalogue of difficulties and deficits
  • 18 February 2008

    Freeing Up Higher Education

    Recommendations from the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and the Humanities in Germany include scrapping capacity and work-load regulations and letting universities and colleges decide on salaries and student fees — The Universities of Göttingen and Heidelberg and the Technical Universities of Darmstadt, Dresden and Munich have been testing the scope afforded by greater autonomy
  • 15 February 2008

    Clemens Brentano Young Authors’ Prize of the City of Heidelberg 2008 Awarded to Ann Cotten

    The award is unique in Germany as the jury includes not only professional literary critics but also students from Heidelberg University’s Department of Germanic Studies
  • 14 February 2008

    High-Tech Optics from Heidelberg

    Major orders for the S-DH GmbH from the USA, the UK and Japan – Spin-off company from the University of Heidelberg asserts itself against international competition
  • 12 February 2008

    Hemochromatosis a Liver Disorder

    Hereditary disorder traceable to genetic defect in liver cells — Heidelberg scientists publish findings in “Cell Metabolism”
  • 4 February 2008

    ERC Starting Investigator Research Grants: University of Heidelberg Heads the List

    Heidelberg the only German university to receive more than one grant – Three generously endowed awards from the European Research Council (ERC) go to Jörg Peltzer, Jian-Wei Pan and Otmar Venjakob – Fourth grant announced for Anne Marciniak-Czochra
  • 1 February 2008

    Race against Death

    Dr. Michael Schiffmann, lecturer at Heidelberg University’s Department of English and American Studies, wrote his PhD dissertation on the Mumia Abu-Jamal case and has been interested in it ever since – During research work for a book on the subject he chanced on photographs of the crime scene that cast doubt on the official version of the shooting

January 2008

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