As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts with partners inside and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
Universität Hamburg boasts numerous interdisciplinary research projects in a broad range of fields and an extensive partner network with leading research and higher education institutions on a regional, national, and international scale. As part of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments, Universität Hamburg has been granted clusters of excellence for 4 core research areas: CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter (photon and nanosciences), Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS) (climate research), Understanding Written Artefacts (manuscript research), and Quantum Universe (mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology). An equally important core research area is Infection Research, in which researchers investigate the structure, dynamics, and mechanisms of infection processes to promote the development of new treatment methods and therapies.
Outstanding variety: over 170 degree programs
For its more than 43,000 students, Universität Hamburg offers approximately 170 degree programs within its 8 faculties:
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Psychology and Human Movement Science
- Faculty of Business Administration (Hamburg Business School)
A century of history
Opened in 1919, Universität Hamburg was the first democratically founded university in Germany. Nobel Prize winners such as Otto Stern, Wolfgang Pauli, and Isidor Rabi were active at the University. Other well-known scholars also taught here, such as Ernst Cassirer, Erwin Panofsky, Aby Warburg, William Stern, Agathe Lasch, Magdalene Schoch, Emil Artin, Ralf Dahrendorf, and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, to name but a few.
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1 August 2019 - 31 July 2020
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Hamburg (UHH) published between 1 August 2019 - 31 July 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||35||6.03|
Highlight of the month
A new system for exploring superconductivity
An intriguing quantum effect first observed in superconductors has been replicated in an ultracold gas confined to two dimensions, opening a new window to explore the physics underpinning superconductivity.
Superconductors have many fascinating properties in addition to their well-known ability to conduct electricity without resistance. For example, if you connect two superconductors using an electrical insulator — a system known as a Josephson junction — a current will flow between the superconductors without the application of a voltage provided their wave functions have a phase difference.
Now, researchers at Universität Hamburg have realized a Josephson junction in an ultracold two-dimensional gas. They observed oscillations in their system that exactly mirror those seen in Josephson junctions based on superconductors.
This system is promising for gleaning key insights into the mechanism that drives high-temperature superconductivity, which is still not well understood.
- Science 369, 89–91 (2020). doi: 10.1126/science.aaz2342
Top articles by Altmetric score in current window
GW190814: Gravitational Waves from the Coalescence of a 23 Solar Mass Black Hole with a 2.6 Solar Mass Compact Object
The Astrophysical Journal Letters
1 August 2019 - 31 July 2020
International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 23.75% Domestic
- 76.25% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (170 total)
- University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany
- Domestic institution
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
Max Planck Society, Germany
Leibniz Association, Germany
Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany
University of Kiel (CAU), Germany
Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany
Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany
University of Lübeck, Germany
University of Cologne (UoC), Germany
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (1823 total)
- University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany
- Foreign institution
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA)
Stanford University, United States of America (USA)
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland
Sorbonne University, France
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
University of Toronto (U of T), Canada
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- Borexino Collaboration, Italy
- Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB), Germany
- DZIF Partner Site Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems, Germany
- Double Chooz Collaboration, France
- European Twisted Mass Collaboration (ETM Collaboration), Germany
- GUGC Consortium, Germany
- German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), Germany
- H1 Collaboration, Germany
- Hamburg Center for Experimental Therapy Research (HEXT), Germany
- Human Brain Project (HBP), Switzerland
- International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST), Germany
- International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), Germany
- Joint Laboratory for Structural Biology of Infection and Inflammation, Germany
- Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP), Germany
- The CMS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The H.E.S.S. Collaboration, Germany
- The LAGUNA-LBNO Collaboration, Switzerland
- The OPERA Collaboration, Italy
- The Pierre Auger Collaboration, Argentina
- The ZEUS Collaboration, Germany
- WASA-at-COSY Collaboration, Sweden
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