Centre of Excellence for Research on Environment, Health and Aging

Associate Partners

Germany

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universit├Ąt Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Founded in 1456, the University of Greifswald is one of the oldest academic institutions in Europe. A symbiosis of tradition and modernity attracts 12,000 students from all over the world to come to study. University of Greifswald has five faculties that are constantly adapting their programmes and courses to meet the challenges of the future and to contribute to society as a whole. Research priorities in Greifswald are the life sciences, physics and geosciences, cultural interaction in the Baltic/Nordic region, and law and economics. Research and teaching aim at true excellence. The latest achievements in genome research, population-oriented medical research, and fundamental research in physics have received international attention. Scientists engage in interdisciplinary cooperation across all faculties, e.g. to develop new pharmaceuticals, or to establish a more individualised approach to medicine.

The Centre for Research Support (ZFF) helps scientists to apply for grants and scholarships, and assists in creating links between the university and the business world, e.g. within the frame of the Siemens Centre of Knowledge Interchange (CKI). A Welcome Centre was established in order to welcome international scientists to Greifswald and to support them in various ways during their stay. Research and teaching greatly benefit from the intensive contact with internationally leading research institutions in Greifswald, e.g. the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology, and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics. Much of the internationally noted collaboration of researchers from Greifswald with researchers from around the globe is generously supported by the Alfried Krupp Institute of Advanced Study.

Website: http://www.uni-greifswald.de/