Vice Dean for Research,
Technology Transfer and Equal Opportunity
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FOUNDING YEAR: 1919
The Universität Hamburg is the largest research and educational institution in northern Germany. As one of the country's largest universities, we offer a diverse range of taught programs coupled with excellent research. In addition to climate, earth and environment, our key research areas are photon and nanosciences, manuscript cultures, neurosciences, infection research / structural systems biology, particle physics, astrophysics and mathematical physics, and health economics.
The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences (MIN) comprises the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics. Around 8,500 students, of which 1,000 are doctoral students and 1,800 trainee teachers, are taught and supervised by some 200 professors and 370 postdoctoral research assistants.
In recent years, the MIN Faculty has earned an outstanding reputation for research and teaching. One key research area is "Infection Research and Structural Systems Biology".
The research done at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) focuses particularly on human and organ-based infections as well as molecular infection biology in the mammalian model. The MIN Faculty, especially chemistry and biology, focus their research on human infections, antibiotics, but also on different animal and plant systems as well as on a wide spectrum of host and germs and their general mechanisms. In the future infection control will be a big research topic.
Since 2012 Universität Hamburg and UKE form in collaboration with other universities and research institutions one of seven sites of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). At the newly opened Center for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) scientists from ten different research institutions are investigating infections interdisciplinary.