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“Study without borders. Elect Europe!”

The German Rectors' Conference and the German National Association for Student Affairs are calling on students to participate in the election to the European Parliament on May 26, 2019 with a joint initiative. It is supported nationwide by universities and Student Union in order to point out the importance of political participation.

Green Talents Award: chemistry for a “greener future”

What if you could turn waste into something that benefits the environment? Something that reduces fossil fuel consumption, helps generate clean energy, and can even – if all goes to plan – be used to bind large quantities of the greenhouse gas CO2? This was the big question Jesús Esteban Serrano set out to answer.

Artificial Intelligence

Smart technology

They conduct research into human-robot cooperation, establish competence centres in fields as driverless cars, and use living labs to test the cities and factories of the future. And these are just a few examples of the scientific projects conducted at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

“Willing To Do Anything for an Article in Science”

The number of scientific articles that have had to be withdrawn due to errors has increased tenfold in the last decade. A conversation with biochemist and research manager Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker about responsibility and temptation.

Fraud in science

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Fraud scandals shake the credibility of science. The perpetrators are driven by personal motives such as the craving for recognition or greed for success. But the real reasons for fraud and manipulation are embedded in the system.