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Heidelberg Lecture 2014 - Hans-Georg Kräusslich delivers an inspiring lecture on HIV/AIDS at University of Hyderabad (UoH)



Prof. Hans-Georg Kräusslich, is the Director of Department for Infectious Diseases (former 'The Hygiene-Institute') at Heidelberg University and he has strongly contributed to HIV/AIDS research for more than 20 years, focusing on the assembly and structure of the viral particle.

At Hyderabad University he delivered the 'Heidelberg Lecture 2014' on 12th March, 2014, 2.30 pm to a strong gathering of 400 students, researchers, scientists and faculty from the Hyderabad Network. The topic of the talk was 'HIV assembly and maturation: preparing a virus for entering a new cell. On popular demand the lecture was broadcasted live on National Knowledge Network (NKN), where it was virtually attended by many research institutes and universities. [read more]

23 July 2014

New Start-Up Professors for Transcultural Studies

Prof. Christian Förster and Prof. Daniel König are the new Start-Up Professors at the Cluster "Asia and Europe"


18 July 2014

Highly-endowed Funding for Heidelberg Biologist Dr. Alexis Maizel

Junior research group leader in "CellNetworks" Cluster to receive up to 900,000 euros


14 July 2014

Award for Excellent Contributions to Cancer Research

Hella Bühler Prize goes to Carmen Wängler and Stephan Singer – Prize money of EUR 150,000 to further advance their research work


10 July 2014

Best of Germany's Major Academic Libraries

Heidelberg at top of BIX Library Index for fifth consecutive year


16 June 2014

Universität Heidelberg Presents James W.C. Pennington Award

Historian Laurie Maffly-Kipp receives prize for research in African-American religion and history


3 June 2014

German-Japanese Knowledge Exchange: High Honours for Motomu Tanaka

Heidelberg/Kyoto scientist receives Philipp Franz von Siebold Award endowed with 50,000 euros


30 May 2014

Symposium in honour of Axel Michaels

On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Prof. Axel Michaels, a full-day programme was jointly organised by the South Asia Institute and the Cluster.


16 May 2014

Announcement of DAAD Young Ambassador Programme 2014-15.

DAAD invites applications to the Young Ambassador Programme 2014 -15


16 May 2014

Distinction for Ten Young Scholars

Festive ceremony: "Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise" will be presented


16 May 2014

DFG Funds Three Heidelberg Collaborative Research Centres and a CRC/Transregio

German Research Foundation approves four proposals by Universität Heidelberg in latest funding round


12 May 2014

Funding for Research Training Group for Computational Image Analysis

DFG supports doctoral training at Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing


6 May 2014

The German Research Foundation (DFG) explores further Cooperation on Indo-German International Research Training Groups

DFG Bonn, DFG India Office convened with Dr. Shailja Gupta, Director, International Collaborations, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to discuss the co-funding of new projects and further initiatives.


5 May 2014

Kyoto University Opens Overseas Office at Heidelberg University

Opening ceremony with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Japanese Embassy


25 April 2014

Opening of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies.

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), a new Institute for Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University, was inaugurated on April 28, 2014. The ceremony took place in the main auditorium Alte Aula of Heidelberg University. Philosopher Prof. Avishai Margalit (Princeton) gave the keynote speech.


23 April 2014

Marsilius Academy on Synthetic Biology

Deadline for applications from young academics: 31 May 2014


7 April 2014

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, was appointed for the Academic Advisory Council – AAC by Rector Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel. Here he will represent the interests of the humanities and social sciences.

The Academic Advisory Council's role is to advise on strategy for Heidelberg University in connection with the Excellence Initiative. The members of the ACC are eminent scholars from internationally esteemed universities and research institutions, high-ranking representatives of industry and senior academics from the University of Heidelberg.


1 April 2014

Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014

Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy from Public Law and International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014


1 April 2014

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Sinning wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Sinning from Structural Biology, University of Heidelberg wins the Leibniz-Prize 2014.


28 February 2014

HCTS welcomes first Fellows

In March, the first five fellows will start their research at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). Later this year nine more fellows will join.


27 February 2014

Study Exchange Programme with Japan

The Cluster established a new cooperation with the Universities of Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan. It offers a new exchange programme with scholarship options for master and doctoral students, especially from the Asian studies, economics, and political sciences.


26 February 2014

QS Subject Rankings: Ruperto Carola No. 1 in Germany in Three Subjects

Universität Heidelberg in the world's top 50 universities in a total of eight subjects


26 February 2014

Computing with Silicon Neurons

Scientists use artificial nerve cells for complex data processing tasks


5 February 2014

European Research Council Funds Heidelberg Mathematician

Prof. Dr. Anna Wienhard receives ERC Consolidator Grant of nearly 1.6 million euros


3 February 2014

Papal Bull from the Early Years of Heidelberg University Discovered in the USA

Medieval document from 1387 found in the attic of a house in St. Louis


14 January 2014

Business Model for Open-Access Books

DFG funding for pilot project to publish academic books online


14 January 2014

Karl Jaspers Prize for Prof. Dr. Hans Maier

In recognition of scholarly and philosophical achievements of international standing



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