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Prof. Michael Hofreiter

AlterEco – Tracing the Ecological Footprint of the Neanderthal

Humans live large. The rainforest, which is so important for the world, is dwindling, as are the polar caps and the permafrost. The goal, agreed upon... more
Researchers target the skin of humpback whales and Magellanic penguins.

Stowaways – What can microorganisms on the skin of whales or penguins reveal about environmental changes?

Humpback whales are among the most impressive animals on earth, with an average length of 13 meters and weighing up to 30 tons. Evolutionary biologist... more
Someone is holding a smartphone in their hands and has opened the memodio app.

Fighting Forgetfulness – Start-up Company memodio Develops an App for Dementia Prevention

Anyone over 50 who forgets names, appointments, or words increasingly often should be concerned about their health. Memory disorders can be a sign of... more
Prof. Filippo Carlà-Uhink and Niklas Engel

Gift or Bribery? – Corruption In the Ancient World, “Twisted Transfers” and What We Can Learn From Them Today

When former German Federal President Christian Wulff was forced to resign in 2012 following allegations of corruption, the debate, as always in such... more
Prof. Dr. Björn Steinrötter (left), Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski (middle) and Prof. Dr. Tobias Lettl, LL.M. (right) are sitting together and give an interview.

Driving Force and Centerpiece of Competition – A New Research Unit Is Dealing With Legal Issues Concerning Digital Data in Business

Large amounts of data are generated in the course of digitization that promise economic success. They have long been considered the core of the... more
Karolina Zaczynska (linsk) und Prof. Manfred Stede (rechts) sitzen am Schreibtisch und geben ein Interview

How Diplomats Debate – Prof. Manfred Stede and Karolina Zaczynska Research the Trajectories of Conflicts in the UN Security Council

“We have made significant progress in the fifteen years since the Security Council passed its landmark resolution on women, peace and security,”... more
Prof. Dr. Petra Warschburger im Interview

Chronically Ill – How Do You Get Through the Corona Pandemic?

Imagine you are ill, have been ill all your life. And then comes Corona. While everyone is talking about vulnerable groups, you are one of them. What... more
Damage after the flood in the Eifel

Risk management of floods and droughts depends on event magnitude

How effective and sustainable is risk management of flood and drought events worldwide? Empirical data show that this obviously depends on the event... more
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann

Is the International Rule of Law on the Rise or on Decline? – A DFG research group examines the role of international law in a changing world

 
Third party dispute settlement within the framework of the World Trade Organization, the establishment of the International Criminal Court, sanctions... more
Eye movement measurement

In the Blink of an Eye – Eye movements can reveal a lot – A junior research group investigates what exactly

Eye movements have long been a subject of research. For decades, cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics have been analyzing eye movements to... more