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The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), an autonomous and statutory body of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the “ Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project (ABS...
In order to ensure the barrier function of the skin, mutual regulation of connections between skin cells and a receptor for growth factors is required. The findings may help to reduce the consequences of inflammatory skin diseases as well as the diminished skin barrier function in old age. The mechanism was described by scientists around Carien Niessen from the Cluster of Excellence CECAD for...
PFT pollution: New environmentally friendly extinguishing agents and methods of soil remediation. The network "PerFluSan" is developing a low-pollutant extinguishing agents and processes to rid the soil and waste water of contaminated sites. The cooperation network "PerFluSan", includes the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Cologne, which met on 7 November in Cologne for the...
Researchers at the University of Cologne have discovered how a previously unknown fungus supplies a plant with the important mineral phosphorus. The findings are important for new crops of plants that optimally cooperate with beneficial fungi and that are economical in their use of soil resources. The study was published in PNAS.   Plants are populated by a large number of microorganisms, the...
Scientists at the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn show that the rare metal niobium has already migrated to the metallic core of the asteroid. By colliding with asteroids, the Earth has grown to its present size more than 4.5 billion years ago.  Publication in "Nature Geoscience". Considerable amounts of the rare metal niobium, which would actually have to be completely...
The Center for International Relations of the Faculty of Arts (ZIB) celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus program.  The international network of the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Cologne has been continuously expanded in recent years. In the academic year 2016/17 alone, 20 new exchange contracts were signed. Currently, the Faculty of Arts maintains around 260 partnerships at...
In the area "Career Progress Rank", the Master is in the top spot in Germany. "Career Progress Rank" takes into account length of service and the size of the companies in which graduates work after graduation. CEMS MIM among the top 10 in the world. In this year's Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking , the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne awarded the ...
  International research team has, for the first time, detected traces of Freon-40 in a young stellar system and comets with Cologne participation / publication in "Nature Astronomy"   A research team with scientists from among others from Cambridge / Massachusetts, Copenhagen and Cologne has for the first time demonstrated a significant concentration of Freon-40 in a young star system about 400...
The € 25,000 prize for university communication 2017 goes to the University of Cologne. This year, the prize was issued on the subject of "Knowledge for the Society: Presenting Higher Education Research". Universities pursue research on diverse, socially discussed topics. This is connected with the task of communicating with the various concerned and interested groups, feeding the results into...
Prof Peter W. Marx is a German Theatre and Performace Studies Scholar. He holds the Chair of Theatre and Media Studies at the University pf Cologne where he functions also the director of its Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung. Prof Marx is recognized for his research on metropolitan culture at the beginning of the 20th century as well as on Max Reinhardt with an emphasis on Cultural Studies. In...

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