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For applicants with foreign educational qualifications

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.

Simulation of infections in human precision-cut lung slices (PCLS) to test the efficacy of drugs

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.

10 reasons why you should study this degree program

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.

Three PhD programms for research and qualification

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.

The new Cluster of Excellence strengthens vulnerable people against infections

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.

Science line: Universities, laboratories, institutes - only one stop away

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.



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