Today the university, research institutes and start-ups are collaborating where several vineyards are documented to have stood in the Middle Ages.
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26.04.2018 in Featured

Anniversary at the Weinberg Campus: Images of the High-Tech Site

From a vineyard to a technology park: The Weinberg Campus unites the natural sciences of the University of Halle in one location. It is also home to the University Hospital and many renowned non-university research institutions. Numerous successful companies have also settled in the technology and founders’ centres. This year the campus is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Several image galleries provide an impression of the innovation location and its central buildings. Read more

16.10.2017 in Campus, Study and Teaching, Featured

The Centre for Teacher Training celebrates ten years as a contact point for student teachers

This year the Centre for Teacher Training (ZLB) at the University of Halle is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. JLB’s annual meeting on 15 November will devote itself to the anniversary and its theme will be “Education for Sustainable Development in Teacher Training”. In an interview, the centre’s director Professor Thomas Bremer and its managing director Dr Marie-Theres Müller look back at the centre’s inception and discuss its future tasks. Read more

Every child has a different learning disposition. At the University of Halle, trainee teachers are taught how to respond to these varying needs.
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13.10.2017 in Featured, Campus, Study and Teaching

Better prepared for school.

Each student is different. Until now, university-led teacher training courses have not taken this fact into account to the necessary extent. The project "Kasuistische Lehrerbildung für den inklusiven Unterricht" ('Case-based teacher training for inclusive teaching', KALEI) intends to change this with an increased focus on practical classroom experience. Read more

Werner Helsper (left) and Heinz-Hermann Krüger head the DFG research group.
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13.10.2017 in Featured, Research

"Posh schools" versus "Schools for the poor"

A good education is the key to success. That is why parents look for the best schools for their children, and principals make every effort to ensure that their school enjoys a good reputation. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) funded research group 1612 "Mechanismen der Elitebildung im deutschen Bildungssystem" (“Mechanisms of Elite Formation in the German Educational System”) based at the University of Halle has been investigating the extent of these developments and their impact on society since 2011. In an interview, the group's spokespersons Professor Werner Helsper and Professor Heinz-Hermann Krüger summarise selected results. Read more

Courtyard of the former Leucorea University in Wittenberg
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23.03.2017 in Featured, Science, Research

Luther’s Leucorea: Research in Wittenberg

Where Martin Luther once taught in Wittenberg, researchers today are working together on an interdisciplinary basis to study the history and effects of the Reformation. Two research projects, funded by the State of Saxony-Anhalt, are examining these topics at the Leucorea Foundation at the University of Halle. Read more

It’s hard to escape the reformer’s face during the 2017 jubilee year.
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23.03.2017 in Miscellaneous, Featured

What remains

There’s a Martin Luther Playmobile figure and a Martin Luther noodle. It’s hard to escape the reformer’s face during the 2017 jubilee year. But what does the Reformation have to do with the present day? A lot, say researchers from many disciplines at the University of Halle. Because the Reformation’s legacy extends far beyond that of theology. Read more

The students conducting their fieldwork near Balgstädt.
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13.10.2016 in Featured, Research, Science

Measuring nature

Crickets chirp at the edge of the forest, otherwise all is quiet in the Nature Park Saale Unstrut Triasland. Nine students from the University of Halle are working intently despite the midday heat. It is their last day in the field and there is still a lot left to do. In the master’s module Outdoor Ecology the up-and-coming biologists are learning what it means to conduct fieldwork in four investigation areas near Freyburg. Read more

Tradition and modernity: In Chad oil firms are located in direct proximity to traditional huts of the local population. Dr Andrea Behrends has been studying the social and cultural impact of oil production since 2003.
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13.10.2016 in Featured, Research, Science

Oil in Chad: a blessing and a curse

When a country has access to oil reserves, this goes hand in hand with unimaginable wealth, right? Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world. Since 2003 oil has been produced in this central African state. For twelve years, ethnologist Dr Andrea Behrends has been onsite examining how its society and culture have been changed by oil production. Read more

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