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For its Freigeist-Fellowships, the Volkswagen Foundation is looking for research talents in all disciplines with an extraordinary research idea, who tread new territory. Whom do we look for? Which conditions apply and what does the Fellowship-Program offer? Have a look at our animated film for the answers.
NUCLEUS - Responsible Research and Innovation
To what extent can research institutions respond to the expectations and challenges set by societal stakeholders? How can real dialogue and productive interaction between universities, civil society and policymakers be achieved? Which structural obstacles have to be overcome in order to enhance communication between science and society? These are some of the questions 24 international partners from 3 Continents are trying to answer. Hannover was host of the NUCLEUS annual conference in October 2017. It marked the project’s transition from capacity-building to implementation!
The innovation project NTx360°
A kidney transplant – now what? The after-treatment project NTx360° aims at improving the patients’ quality of life and the longevity of transplants. Patients benefit from tightly knit support – including specialized case management and telemedicine – rounded off by fitness programs and psychological therapies to enhance emotional well-being. Lower Saxony is the model region for the new treatment form NTx360°. Moritz, a kidney transplant recipient, takes part in the program and describes its benefits.
500 years of Reformation: Hannover’s letters of indulgence
It was the sale of indulgences that the followers of the Reformation criticized most sharply. The notion of redeeming oneself of sin and purgatory by means of payment in order to evade hell collided with the reformists’ belief in a benevolent god and their hopes of reforming the church. Hanover’s city archive, which stores and restores Hanovarian letters of indulgence from pre-Reformation times, has now put these letters at the disposal of students for a research project of Leibniz Universität Hannover's Institute of History.
We are Hannover Science Initiative
wissen.hannover.de is a unique network of nine universities and institutes of higher education, student services, scientific institutions, hannoverimpuls and the state capital Hannover. Together we work to promote opportunities in higher education and science, benefiting students, researchers and entrepreneurs alike.
New thesis on the cause of arteriosclerosis
Cardiovascular diseases, like heart attacks and strokes, rank among the most common fatal diseases world-wide and in Germany, where cardiovascular problems account for 40% of all deaths. For some time now, the close connection between heart attacks and infections has been a well-known fact. But the question remained as to how they were connected. Based on his many years of professional experience, heart surgeon Axel Haverich has developed a theory that sheds a new light on arteriosclerosis.
The Food Packaging Technology at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover
HsH’s innovative food packaging technology bachelor program (LMV) is unique in Lower Saxony. A maximum of 25 students is admitted each winter semester. There is a high demand for well-trained professionals in the filling and packaging industry. The study program educates students in the fields of food technology, hygiene, process engineering, producing packaging materials from renewable resources, as well as the economical and ecological comparison of packaging systems. The program is complementing the wide range of applied modern technology at HsH. During the master program, this knowledge is further expanded. We have talked to some of the bachelor and master students.
High-Performance Center Translational Biomedical Engineering
The High-Performance Center Translational Biomedical Engineering is now in operation: its goal is to advance medical devices from the research lab to the first clinical trial. The focus is on implants – electrical stimulation and recording systems such as cochlear and retinal implants, as well as solutions for drug delivery by inhalation. The High-Performance Center is co-funded by the state of Lower Saxony and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
Sustainable Exploitation of Environmental Resources
EU project ESMERALDA aims at implementing the biodiversity strategy.
International networking between European Cities of Science
The City of Hannover joins the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA).
Shipping disturbs harbour porpoises foraging
International research team investigated the behaviour of porpoises.
Gene therapy for rare blood condition
MHH researchers develop cell and gene therapy that affords better protection against disease pathogens.
Meeting, exchanging and supporting
Studentenwerk Hannover celebrates 20 years of Tutoring Programme.
New milestone towards improving breast cancer prevention
Scientists at Hannover Medical School and further institutions worldwide identified 72 new genomic risk factors for breast cancer. Publications in Nature and Nature Genetics
With the new HannoVersity series of events, the Hannover Science Initiative (Initiative Wissenschaft) invites international and German students to "look beyond the university walls". In the winter semester there is an opportunity to change perspective every month.
Fox Award Gold for the Hannover Science Initiative
A special award for Hannover as a center of academic and scientific activity: the Hannover Science Initiative today (September 19, 2017) has received the Fox Award in Gold 2017 for its video sharing website wissen.hannover.de.
"Studying public administration at HSVN is an interesting and rewarding opportunity that offers strinking job perspectives – and Hannover is a lively and colorful place to study!
Initiative Wissenschaft Hannover is helping us to disseminate these important messages outside Hannover – and in fact around the world."
„Hannover’s academic and cultural landscape is versatile as well as excellent, and very appealing to anyone interested in studying, teaching, doing research, or being creative.“
„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."