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Annual NUCLEUS Conference in Hannover

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!

Follow-up care for patients after kidney transplantation

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.

The research project of the city archive and Leibniz Universität Hannover

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.

Prof. Axel Haverich declares infections induce clogging of arteries.

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.

Well packed with bachelor and master programs!

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. 

From basic research to clinical application

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.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover (HsH) focusses its research profile in six subject areas

Research Clusters for our Future

The future will bring substantial challenges: Industry 4.0, social change, global food security, a responsible handling of resources, an increased use of renewable energies, and an intelligent analysis of huge data volumes in a fully interconnected world. HsH now addresses the following six mega-trends in research clusters, combining and promoting interdisciplinary and application-oriented research.



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