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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.

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.

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.

Cutting-edge research for the collaboration between man and machine

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.

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.

Mill, Mind and Monad - Do we see the reality as it really is?

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.

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GISMA Business School Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover Studentenwerk Hannover Medizinische Hochschule Leibniz Universität Hannover Volkswagen Stiftung Landeshauptstadt Hannover Leibniz Fachhochschule Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover Hochschule Hannover Fachhochschule für die Wirtschaft Fraunhofer ITEM