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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 July 2020 - 30 June 2021
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Hamburg (UHH) published between 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021 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||32||6.16|
|Environmental Science and Technology||1||0.08|
|Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta||3||0.40|
|Geophysical Research Letters||8||2.64|
|Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres||1||0.17|
|Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth||2||1.18|
|Nature Climate Change||1||0.03|
|Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America||5||0.63|
Spatial heterogeneity and environmental predictors of permafrost region soil organic carbon stocks
Highlight of the month
Anaesthetics leave impact on brain’s memory centre
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Different general anaesthetics affect the brain’s memory centre differently — a finding that will help inform the choice of anaesthetic drug regimens in animal research and clinical practice.
Medications that put people in a sleep-like state before surgery are meant to cause transient memory loss during the period of drug-induced unconsciousness, but long-term memory impairment is an unfortunate side effect of many general anaesthetics.
To understand why, ten University of Hamburg researchers and a collaborator monitored brain activity in mice treated with three drug combinations commonly used to anesthetize lab animals and humans.
Focusing on the hippocampus, a brain region central to memory formation and consolidation, the researchers found that each anaesthetic regimen altered network dynamics and synaptic connectivity in its own way, with impacts on memory storage and performance.
- PLoS Biology 19, e3001146 (2021). doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001146
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 31.75% Domestic
- 68.25% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (219 total)
- University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany
- Domestic institution
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
Max Planck Society, Germany
Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL), Germany
Leibniz Association, Germany
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany
Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany
RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany
Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (2091 total)
- University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany
- Foreign institution
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA)
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland
Stanford University, United States of America (USA)
Umeå University (UMU), Sweden
Sorbonne University, France
University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- Institut für Experimentalphysik (IEXP), Germany
- Borexino Collaboration, Italy
- Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL), Germany
- Center for Mathematical Physics Hamburg, Germany
- Centre for Marine and Climate Research (ZMK), Germany
- 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
- KlimaCampus Hamburg, Germany
- Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS´21, 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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