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How Hannover is researching in transdisciplinary terms
Innovative implants are becoming increasingly important. In Hanover, researchers from the fields of medicine, natural sciences, and engineering rely on transdisciplinarity. They join forces to develop safe and infection-resistant cardiovascular, cochlear, orthopaedic, and dental implants. This all takes place along the “Science Line” at the heart of research location Hanover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robotics at Leibniz Universität Hannover
Robots support us in our everyday life, in teaching, industry, and medicine. They evoke visions of science fiction and inspire free association. Robotics research is characterized by close interaction between many different scientific sub-disciplines. At the Laboratory of Continuum Robotics of Leibniz Universität Hannover, e.g. research encompasses engineering, information technology, electrical engineering, and mechatronics. A superlative of Hanoverian continuum robotics: the world’s smallest robot, a mere millimeter in diameter! In addition, robotic assistant systems that provide not only physical but also cognitive support are firmly established in research at Hanover University.
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.
Leibniz Campus Lecture 2017
Cognitive scientist Donald D. Hoffman, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, USA, examines the processes of a "visual intelligence" and describes how we "see" and understand the world around us. In doing so, he asks the crucial question: does the brain faithfully accept what the eye and the optic nerve convey, or does it rather interpret the information first and then construct a reality of its own? Hoffman astonishes and irritates his audience, and brings us a step closer to the truth: that this does not directly exist as such. The listeners are happy to go along with him and marvel at how we all have our own individual perceptions of space time and objects, especially when we believe that only the one reality is portrayed.In the new Leibniz Campus Lecture series, Leibniz Universität twice a year presents internationally renowned, high-profile academics to the general public and members of the university.
Science and Society in Dialogue
Hannover is taking part in an international EU project with 24 partners from Europe, Asia and Africa aiming to enhance science communication.
New Brochure on Leibniz
The Brochure "Leibniz, in the Best of Company" offers insights into Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's correspondence and thus the life and work of one of Germany's most famous scholars and philosophers.
New Study on Marine Life
Scientists from nine countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean present the results of a large-scale survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises.
MHH Team does research on palliative care by general practitioners
To care for seriously and terminally ill patients until the end is a core task of general practitioners and family doctors. A research team from the Hannover Medical School (MHH) is exploring, how doctors can accomplish this task and what potential for improvement there is.
Study on Cat Offspring
New study: Cats can recognize whether their offspring are excited or distressed by the type of their meows. Scientists from the Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (TiHo) and the Hannover Medical School (MHH) have discovered this. In addition, the question was raised as to whether male cats respond differently to their offspring's calls than females. Apparently, this is the case.
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.
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„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."