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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.
Housing for Foreign Students
Every year, young people from all over the world come to study in Hannover. In order to find a place to stay in time for their first semester, they need to start looking as soon as possible – university admittance does not come with a dorm room. The following video provides helpful tips and information on how to find a room.
Respiratory Infection Research
Due to the institute’s proximity to the Hannover Medical School, researchers at Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover have the opportunity to work directly with human lung tissue from operated patients, to extract living lung slices and cultivate these in the laboratory. These "mini-lung pieces" are used to simulate infections, to investigate interactions of the pathogens with human tissue and thus to test the efficacy of new drugs.
M.Sc. "Animal Biology and Biomedical Sciences"
The Master's programme is aimed at Bachelor's graduates in biology, biochemistry and related fields, lasts four semesters and concludes with the title of Master of Science. There are three main areas of teaching: evolution, biodiversity and behaviour; cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology and infection biology. Kathrin and Robert, two students of the Master's program, give us 10 good reasons why this study program at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover is the right choice.
The Hannover Graduate School (HGNI)
The Hannover Graduate School (HGNI) offers three PhD programs with different disciplines and emphases. For aspiring scientists, the HGNI is ideal entry into the scientific career. The young doctoral students are well looked after, work in an interdisciplinary team and learn to present their research results in international forums. Students, graduates and teachers from the three possible disciplines tell why exactly this kind of research is so unique.
RESIST – Research for the Weakest
Why do bacteria and viruses harm some people seriously and hardly affect others? How can infections be better prevented, diagnosed and treated in an individually tailored manner? The scientists and clinicians of the new Cluster of Excellence RESIST want to answer these questions – and thus help people with a weakened immune system. Particularly affected are, for example, newborns and seniors, people with an inborn immunodeficiency and patients whose immune system is suppressed for therapeutic reasons or who are carriers of implants.
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.
Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD
Making optical precision instruments quickly and inexpensively using additive production methods such as 3D printing: what sounds like a vision is the aim of the research partnership Phoenix-D. Scientists in mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, computer science and chemistry are working together on the simulation, fabrication and application of optical systems. Up to now, optical glass lenses and the surrounding frames have been made in several stages - often by hand. In the research partnership, experts from a wide range of disciplines are working on a digitalised manufacturing system that can produce individualised products.
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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