Georg August University Gottingen
Georg August University Gottingen

About Us

In the wake of the natural disaster on the Philippines, Göttingen University would like to help stricken Philippine students and their families by launching an aid appeal. Göttingen's partner university on Leyte Island, Visayas State University (VSU), was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan: Students and faculty have lost loved ones or are currently homeless. The dedicated aid from Göttingen is being organised by the association "Georgia Augusta International".Scientists from the University of Göttingen have succeeded in tracing the changes and decline of Arctic sea-ice back to medieval times. Thus, they discovered that Arctic sea-ice has been melting continuously since the mid-19th century. Satellite observations of summer Arctic sea-ice cover extend back only a few decades, hampering climate modelers‘ attempts to simulate centuries of climate variation. Two recently discovered and yet unexplored manuscripts from medieval times are the subject of a joint research project of the Universities of Göttingen and Bologna as well as the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece in Athens. The documents feature texts by Euripides and Aristotle as well as a previously unknown ancient commentary on Aristotle