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Ruprecht Karls Universität, Heidelberg
En Route to the Comprehensive University of the Future
“Realising the Potential of a Comprehensive University” This is the central component of the institutional strategy with which Heidelberg University competed successfully in the Germany-wide Excellence Initiative. On its way from the classical universitas to the comprehensive university of the future, Heidelberg has received substantial additional funding to support top-notch research and early-career academics. A particular focus of Heidelberg’s institutional strategy is the dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and the development of new forms of interdisciplinary cooperation. The Excellence Initiative enabled the Ruperto Carola to establish three doctoral schools and the two research clusters , “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” and “Cellular Networks.” MORE
Anniversary Year 2011
In 2011, Heidelberg University will celebrate its 625th anniversary. During the anniversary year from October 2010 to October 2011, the University will host a number of events showcasing the broad spectrum of the university’s research and teaching. Members of the university, friends, supporters and alumni from all around the world celebrated Heidelberg during the Festival Week in June 2011, held from 25 June to 2 July 2011. A highlight of the Festival Week was be the awarding of the National Prize by the Deutsche Nationalstiftung.
During the anniversary year, one of the most significant manuscripts of the Middle Ages, the 14th century Codex Manesse, will be on view for the first time in years. The University Library will feature the magnificent collection of songs and verses in Middle High German in an exhibit entitled “The Codex Manesse and the Discovery of Love” beginning in October.
With approximately 1.100 doctorates completed per year, Heidelberg University is one of the leading institutions for the training of doctoral students in Germany. Research-based teaching and well-structured training for Ph.D. candidates are essential principles in promoting early-career academics. The Graduate Academy as an umbrella organisation for all doctoral schools and programmes ensures university-wide quality standards for doctoral studies and offers counselling and support services as well as courses on transferable skills for Ph.D. candidates and post-docs. MORE
“Knowledge on the Move” is the theme of the 2010 Summer School organised by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”. Between July 25 and 29 young scholars from all over the world will assemble at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies to cast new light on the vast array of encounters between European and Asian knowledge since the early modern age.
Universität Heidelberg Opens Confucius Institute
Dilthey Fellowship for Heidelberg German Studies Scholar Dr. Björn Spiekermann
Sample EuroScholars Research Projects at Heidelberg
Heidelberg University offers over 20 research projects to EuroScholars students in several academic areas. To view a full list of available projects, please visit the Research Project Database.
"Functional Characterization of ER Exit Sites (ERES) in Plants" - MORE
"Software Engineering Aspects of Numerical Software" - MORE
"Collaboration with the workgroups of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry" - MORE
"Segmentation of NMR Spectral Images of the Brain" - MORE
EuroScholars AWARD- Scholarship Recipients Fall 2010
The following Fall 2010 EuroScholars have been granted EuroScholars Awards for their high academic achivements. The EuroScholars € 2,000 (EU) Institutional Awards are given by the specific university. MORE
Congratulations to the following recipients!
Sneak Peak: In the Next Newsletter
In the next newsletter we will bring you a report on the spring 2010 Mid Stay Program in Zurich written by one of our alumni.
"I am proud of my research and feel as if I have had the most valuable academic semester of my college career."
J. Fiore - Rutgers University - Leiden University