More about Hannover
The path towards a sustainable energy supply
Leibniz University Hannover has been conducting energy research for many years. The university contributes its research expertise in order to transform the energy system with sustainable energy sources. We introduce research collaborations, centres and facilities that work on these promising issues in videos.
Pioneers for sustainable health
Global events and crises, such as pandemics and climate change, are rapidly changing the way we live our lives. Innovative solutions for human health – that’s what is needed. We at Fraunhofer ITEM are pioneers for sustainable health – health that is lasting, individual, eco-friendly and affordable.
Health Location Hannover
What makes Hannover such a special health location? As well as prestigious hospitals, research institutions and high-tech health companies, it is above all local Hannover networks which make the development of new medical products so successful. These create the potential for local and international companies with an interest in moving to Hannover and working with other players here.
Diagnoses by dog noses – Dogs can sniff out patients with COVID-19
A research team led by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), in cooperation with the Bundeswehr, the Hannover Medical School and the University Medical-Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, has carried out a study with eight specialised sniffer dogs from the Bundeswehr to sniff out people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The dogs were able to distinguish between samples from infected (positive) and non-infected (negative) individuals with an average sensitivity of 83 percent and a specificity of 96 percent. Sensitivity refers to the detection of positive samples. The specificity designates the detection of negative control samples.
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.
Getting your PhD with the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD
The Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD (Photonics, Optics, and Engineering - Innovation Across Disciplines) with its interdisciplinary network supports young scientists in their doctoral studies in one of the key technologies of the 21st century: optical technologies. During the structured doctoral training at PhoenixD Research School, researchers acquire not only specialized knowledge but also job-related soft skills, thus qualifying for a career in science or industry.
How does the European Union promote research and education in Hanover?
What is the best way to generate energy from the oceans? Which methods enable us to utilize quartz in a way that is not detrimental to our health? Which measures help us learn digitally and in the classroom? In Hanover, European subsidies promote the search for answers to such questions – interdisciplinary and internationally connected. We showcase three projects – at Leibniz University Hanover, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, and Ada-und-Theodor-Lessing-Volkshochschule Hannover.
The Niedersächsisches Studienkolleg in Hanover
Prospective students who come from a country outside the EU and do not have direct access to higher education can prepare for their studies at the Niedersächsisches Studienkolleg in order to gain admission to a course of study in Germany. The Studienkolleg is an institution of the state of Lower Saxony at Leibniz Universität Hannover. International students from India, Yemen, Mexico, Mongolia, Syria and Ukraine as well as an alumnus talk about their education and experience at the Studienkolleg in Hannover.
Successful debut launch of the Einstein-Elevator
Scientists from HITec at Leibniz Universität Hannover realize conditions for space research here on Earth, opening new possibilities for researchers across the globe.
Researchers aim to use gene therapy to treat hearing deafness
Professor Schambach was awarded approximately two million euros from the European Union for his “iHEAR” project.
Stranded sperm whales in 2016 belonged to two different groups
Pollutants and genetic analysis reveal origin and group affiliation.
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.
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