Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / DPZ

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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned university placing emphasis on research and research-based teaching. The University is distinguished by the outstanding quality in its priority research areas, by its remarkable diversity of disciplines, especially in the humanities, and by a strong and deeply anchored interdisciplinarity in the natural and life sciences.

Research excellence of international standard is currently recognized in
  • the life sciences – Neurosciences, Molecular Biology, Biodiversity and Ecology
  • the natural sciences – Chemistry, Physics of Condensed Matter and Optics, Geobiology, and Pure Mathematics
  • the humanities – German Language and Literature Studies, Oriental and Ancient World Studies, and Theology
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German Primate Center DPZ

What happens in the brain while we think? How can we stop viruses from spreading? Such are the questions, which the scientists at the DPZ address. Their professional training and their research topics are as diverse as their methods and their results. What they have in common is: They research basic biological and biomedical questions about the functioning of the body and about evolution and behavior by studying non-human primates. Included are also studies and the preservation of primate populations in the wild and the improvement of the conditions of animal keeping.

The Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH (DPZ, founded 1977) is an independent research institute providing service for the German science community. It is a member of the Leibniz Association and partly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany and its federal states. Additionally the scientists of the DPZ acquire 40 percent of the averaged budget of 15 million Euros per year from research funding organizations like the DFG.

Many cooperations closely link the DPZ to the science city of Göttingen. Some heads of our units and laboratories maintain joint professorships at the University of Göttingen or the veterinarian’s collegein Hannover. Since the DPZ is unique in the whole federal republic and there is only one similar institute in Europe, the center works in a national and European range. The research fields of the DPZ are  structured by three sections: Organismic Primate Biology, Neuroscience and Infection Research. If you want to support the work of the DPZ, you can do so by donating to the DPZ’s promotion association.

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