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Key research areas of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)

Experience Cutting-Edge Research

Leibniz University Hannover holds a leading international position in six established key research areas including Biomedical Research and Technology, Quantum Optics and Gravitational Physics, Optical Technologies, Production Engineering, Interdisciplinary Studies of Science and Teacher Training, as well as in the new key research area Energy. The film shows which topics the scientists in the various areas are dealing with.

Prime location, strong industry, great opportunities

Digital Health City Hannover

Digitalisation in the health sector and artificial intelligence can support the development of new, effective treatments, lead to lower costs and help patients to take greater responsibility for their own health. Hannover's strong scientific infrastructure for medical informatics and artificial intelligence, its hospitals, nursing care institutions, incubators and networks makes the city the perfect place to put new ideas into action.More information at

An ideal stepping stone for the two alumni Rebecca and Manuel

50 years of Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts!

Since 1971, students have been able to complete numerous applied degree programmes, have done so and have taken off into a successful future. On the occasion of the anniversary, we let our alumni have their say under the motto "50 years - 50 alumni". What are they doing today and how did they experience their student days? In this video we find out exactly that from Rebecca and Manuel. University President Josef von Helden also gives an outlook on the future of the HsH. You can find more exciting alumni stories from all faculties and various degree programmes at our university here: 

Dogs can discriminate between samples from SARS-CoV-2 infected humans and control samples

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.

Insights into funded projects marking the German EU Council presidency

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.


Climate history

Lake Chalco in climate change

The effects of climate change on tropical regions are still poorly understood. However, they are among the most populated areas in the world. Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) have now created both an age-depth model and a moisture distribution for the last 500,000 years from one of the oldest lakes in central Mexico, Lake Chalco. The results are clear: Central Mexico experienced recurrent dry periods related to the Earth's natural wobble.


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