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Research at the University of Greifswald

The University has five key fields of research

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Community Medicine

Community Medicine and
Individualized Medicine

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Environmental research

Environmental Change: Responses and Adaptation

The research focus ECRA links and integrates natural sciences and humanities in the field of ecological environmental research to an extent that is unique in Germany. This extends from the ecological fields of work to the geosciences, mathematics, environmental physics, economics, applied ethics and law.

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Research and the Baltic Sea Region

Cultures of the Baltic Sea Region

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Plasma Physics

Plasma Physics

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Bacteria and Proteins

Proteomics and
Protein Technologies

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Funding Programmes for Your Academic Career

The Research Support Centre's information on funding programmes.

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Our Goals

The University of Greifswald is one of the most traditional and leading research universities in the north of Germany. Together with its external partners located in the town of Greifswald, the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI), the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), it searches for innovative solutions for major challenges that are faced by today’s society: health & preventive medicine, environment & climate, energy & raw materials and chances & risks of globalisation. Within the framework provided by five key fields of research, scholars from different disciplines collaborate and develop interdisciplinary approaches for answering these central questions of the future. The University of Greifswald’s mission is to be a nationally and internationally visible research university. It aims to win scholars at all stages of their careers, to encourage new research ideas, to intensify the collaboration with external research institutions and to strengthen the regional economy through the application of its research and technology transfer.

Research Faces: Hans Joosten

Peatlands are his passion: Peatlands expert and paeleoecologist, Hans Joosten, chairholder at the University of Greifswald, carries out research into peatland areas that not only reveal a suprisingly diverse nature, but also play a very important role for our climate. He also speaks out and contributes towards establishing a different kind of agriculture that doesn't destroy these marshland areas.

This video was produced as part of an initiative from the Stifterverband in a project called The Makers of Tomorrow's World and their Visions for Education and Training, Research and Technology. A film by Damian W. Gorczaany and Stoyan Radoslav.

The film won the bronze award at the Gute Gestaltung 18 competition held by the Deutscher Designer Club in the category video.

Please turn on the English subtitles on the bottom right of the video's control panel!

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