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International Students and Part-time Jobs
Many foreign students need a job to finance their studies in Germany. That’s why reliable information regarding job opportunities and legal regulations is essential. We answer the most important questions on how to combine work with studies if you’re a foreign student in Germany.
Refugees at Leibniz Universität Hannover
Studying in a new country is often very challenging for refugees, who for various reasons have had to flee their homeland. In a joint effort with some of its students, Leibniz University has set up a versatile support programme that provides helpful services like clarification of admission requirements, arranging German courses, study guidance and legal advice.
Electric mobility at University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover
From electric cars, to Pedelecs, or modified VW vans: electric mobility is strongly represented at HsH. In this film we are demonstrating the differences between a regular e-bike and a Pedelec. We are watching students of mechanical engineering transform an old VW combustion engine van into an electric car, and we are presenting the Pedelec-Café. The rental station’s design was drafted by two students of the interior design department.
The Treasure Hiders
Geocaching – what kind preparatory work does it require? How and where are the secret enigmas of geocaching developed? We followed geocacher, Sebastian, on his hunt for clues.
GISMA Business schools is home to students from different cultural backgrounds. In addition to the diversity of students, the professors teaching at GISMA also follow this theme and hail from countries such as the UK, Greece and Cameroon. At the moment, a large percentage of students are international and bring different ideas, knowledge and experience to the classroom. This diversity is part of GISMA’s vision to incorporate the slogan “Where professionals become international business leaders”. International students at GISMA, are also taught intercultural competence, to complete their experience of studying in Germany. GISMA’s unique expertise in intercultural competence helps to teach international students business topics relevant to the German business environment.
On Leibniz's Trail
14 new geocaches can be discovered in Hanover: But the secrets revolving around Leibniz are not only restricted to the Waterworks, Leibniz Temple, or Neue Rathaus. Getting to know all about Leibniz can now be turned into a playful experience throughout the city.
“Homeshare” provides housing in a new form of house-sharing. International students live together with elderly people, who offer free accommodation in exchange for help with daily chores, like buying groceries, tending the garden, or housekeeping.
Dual-Purpose Chicken-Research to Improve Animal Welfare
Researchers of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, (TiHo) are currently investigating the husbandry of dual-purpose chicken in cooperation with scientists from other research institutions. These chickens can be used for producing both eggs and meat. A market test in the Hanover cafeterias of the Studentenwerk is also part of this project. The male birds of the dual-purpose chicken are sold as half a roast chicken, and guests asked for their opinion.
5th November of Science
For the fifth time, the "Initiative Wissenschaft Hannover" has succeeded in inspiring 70 partners from universities, science, culture and education for the knowledge marathon. This year, there are even 170 events, from November 3 to 24.
World record with squeezed light
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Leibniz University of Hannover have managed to generate light with special quantum properties that enables for the first time a new method to measure photodetector quantum efficiency.
Brain plasticity in expert pianists depends on age of musical training onset
A Study of the Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine (in the University of Music, Drama and Media) in Hannover shows that an intense musical training elicits changes in sensory and motor regions, and improve the auditory discrimination and the motor synchronization.
A "Chameleon" in the Stomach
Scientists at the Hannover Medical School have investigated the rapid adaptability of the gastric cancer pathogen Helicobacter pylori.
Information for refugees interested in studying
All refugees that want to start studying or continue their studies already started in their home country will find information here.
Nerve Implants Out of Crab Shell
The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is working on the modification of chitosan based nerve guidance channels: Nerves regenerate more successfully through double-chambered channels.
New Antibiotic Resistance Gene has also been found in Germany
The interdisciplinary research consortium "RESET" - coordinated by University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) - has shown in collaboration with the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) that a gene for resistance to colistin also exists in Germany.
MERS virus – Drying out the reservoir
A German-Dutch team has succeeded in immunizing dromedaries against the MERS virus. As the camels appear to be the major reservoir of the virus, the vaccine should also reduce the risk of future outbreaks of the disease in humans.
„The universities of Hannover spare no effort to offer students the best education possible as a sound basis for a good start into working life.“
„By means of its joint projects, the science initiative adds momentum to strengthening Hannover as centre of science and research, effectively conveying scientific issues, and winning young talents for this educational location.“
"Our idea to address young people in their own language has been a success. Be it questions regarding studies, training, or a topic like organ transplantation: With short intriguing video clips and well-presented information, the portal provides perfect guidance and is the best advertisement for Hannover as centre of science and research."
"Exploring Hannover‘s singular university and research facilities in a fun way that’s concise and entertaining. That’s what this online portal offers prospective students."
"The science initiative’s portal is an excellent example for how the close cooperation between Hannover’s universities can make a real difference for students and this location for education."
"The partners of Hannover science initiative work together to make studying in Hannover a successful experience. Naturally, the Studentenwerk Hannover Students Services as social service provider for students and universities actively engages in these efforts!"
„The Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers a wide range of courses, a high reputation in applied sciences, and innovative research. The unique collaboration of the partners of Hannover science initiative substantially strengthens Hanover’s position as a centre of higher education and research."
„Leibniz University provides excellent study conditions at the internationally competitive location Hannover, with its high-performing research community and first-class scientific infrastructure."