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Volkswagen Foundation supports junior researchers

Cutting-Edge Technology European XFEL

The European XFEL in Schenefeld near Hamburg is a cutting-edge research facility and will be inaugurated in summer 2017. The European XFEL´s technology can be used to take three-dimensional images of the nanocosmos, film chemical processes and elucidate molecular structures, for instance in biomolecules, viruses, and cells – all with a previously inconceivable brilliance. The Volkswagen Foundation launched a funding initiative in 2010 – the Peter Paul Ewald Fellowships – to prepare the next generation of scientists for application of this groundbreaking technology.

More than just milk

Dairy technology

A dairy technologist’s job involves much more than just bottling milk. The various procedures require an understanding of chemical, biological, and technical processes. At the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover (HsH), the university studies are  diverse and pay off later on the job market. The “dairy technology” degree programme is unique in Germany, and many graduates from Hanover are now working in various companies as esteemed experts.

Prof. Dr. Christiane Lemke on Herrenhausen Late

Donald Trump’s Victory – A Political Science Perspective

And all of a sudden he’s won the election after all. With no political experience whatsoever, Donald Trump now is the President of the United States of America. Which strategy helped him win?  Which role did the American voting system play in his election? And what effects could the “Trump system” have on upcoming elections in Europe? These were some of the questions addressed at Herrenhausen Late. Prof. Dr. Christiane Lemke, who has been examining these very issues, provided insight into her research.

The Volkswagen Foundation supports scientific exchange

Symposia and Conferences at Herrenhausen Palace

The Volkswagen Foundation funds scientific events held at Herrenhausen Palace. Funding is not restricted to any specific field or topic. Prerequisites for a successful application are the development of new research ideas and the discussion of previously unexplored topics and approaches as well as an international and interdisciplinary context and the participation of young researchers.

TiHo investigates new poultry husbandry concept - Studentenwerk tests acceptance in refectories

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.

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GISMA Business School Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover Studentenwerk Hannover Medizinische Hochschule Leibniz Universität Hannover Volkswagen Stiftung Landeshauptstadt Hannover Leibniz Fachhochschule Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover Hochschule Hannover Fachhochschule für die Wirtschaft Fraunhofer ITEM