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  1. The World of Nano Applications

    Prof. Jackie Y. Ying explains her research in a video lecture

    16.03.16 | Jackie Ying has an amazing track record in engineering and nanotechnology. At the last Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, she presented some of her latest projects. She is Executive Director at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore.

  2. Nerve and blood vessel growth: "It's a really fundamental process"

    Interview with Professor Christiana Ruhrberg, Professor of Neuronal and Vascular Biology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

    10.03.16 | Christiana Ruhrberg studies how nerves and blood vessels grow and branch. Her research has shown how the body uses the same set of molecular signals to instigate blood vessel growth and nerve growth in the eye and brain.

  3. How will Islam find its place in Europe?

    This is up to us, according to Nilüfer Göle, a Turkish sociologist

    02.03.16 | Prof. Göle studies Muslim identities and the role of Islam in the European public sphere. She argues that with many Muslims migrating to Europe currently, it is crucial for societies how the controversies surrounding visible Islam are dealt with.

  4. Tunisia: "The transformation process is still ongoing - and takes time"

    AcademiaNet interview with Dr. Rahel Schomaker, political scientist, economist and Islam expert

    24.02.16 | Rahel Schomaker is an expert for the Middle East and North Africa, and the Arab Spring is one of her topics. She teaches at the German Research Institute for Public Administration in Speyer and has a professorship for economics at the private Cologne Business School.

  5. Fusion Research on the Rise

    Four AcademiaNet scientists work in this promising field

    17.02.16 | The physics professors Sibylle Günter, Ursel Fantz, Mervi Mantsinen and Tünde Fülöp have a far-reaching goal: to build a nuclear fusion reactor that produces clean energy analogous to the Sun's energy generation.

  6. Henrike Lähnemann's Start in Oxford

    The new Chair of Medieval German Literature also installs partnership with University of Freiburg

    10.02.16 | Last month Henrike Lähnemann officially assumed her duties as professor of medieval German literature and linguistics at the University of Oxford, England, with an inaugural lecture on manuscripts from North German convents.

  7. Leibniz Prizes 2016 for Three Female Researchers

    Emmanuelle Charpentier, Marina Rodnina and Bénédicte Savoy receive most important German research award

    02.02.16 | The Leibniz Prizes 2016 were awarded to ten scientists altogether. Each researcher will receive 2.5 million Euros for further research projects.

  8. Organise Your Own AcademiaNet Club!

    27.01.16 | AcademiaNet is a database featuring excellent female researchers. But if you're a member, it's also a way to meet other researchers from your town or region! Read here how to organise your own AcademiaNet Club.

  9. Sabine Kunst New President of Humboldt University Berlin

    20.01.16 | The current Minister of Science, Research and Culture of the Federal State of Brandenburg was elected yesterday and will take up her post at HU at the start of the 2016 summer semester.

  10. "Communicating the wonders of the past to the present"

    Interview with Professor Pamela Robertson, Professor of Mackintosh Studies at the University of Glasgow

    13.01.16 | Professor Pamela Robertson has spent her career studying the life and work of Glasgow's famous son Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an architect, designer and artist. She presents his achievements to the public through exhibitions, publications and public events programmes.

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