The Graduate School participates in the presentation of Kiel University at Hanover Fair with several exhibition items and events.
Kiel University presents itself at the world’s biggest industry fair, the Hannover Messe, from April 24–28 to promote Schleswig-Holstein as a research and technology location. The presidential board has invited all four research foci of the university to join the booth, whereby the Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes assumes the task of presenting the focus “Societal, Environmental, and Cultural Change” (SECC). Two exhibition items will be shown at the Kiel University stand in Hall 2/ C07: one focuses on ancient DNA analyses, showing the involvement of high-end technology in archaeological research, while the other has a time-travelling archaeologist report on her stay at the Bronze Age settlement of Bruszczewo, Greater Poland, via a touch screen diary.
On Tuesday 25 April at 3:30 pm, the spokespersons of the four CAU research focus areas, Professor Thomas Bosch (Kiel Life Science), Professor Rainer Adelung (Kiel Nano, Surface & Interface Science), Professor Martin Visbeck (Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean”) and Professor Lutz Käppel (Societal, Environmental and Cultural Change) will discuss “the Kiel way of cutting-edge research” with CAU President Professor Lutz Kipp. They will focus on aspects, which are becoming increasingly important for the future of Kiel as a science location and for northern Germany, such as interdisciplinary cooperation, Big Data and digitalisation, or the relevance of research results for society.
On Wednesday 26 April, the research focus SECC will present the “German-Polish Evening of Cutting-edge Research”, starting at 5 pm. Poland is this year’s partner country of the Hanover Trade Fair. The ongoing interdisciplinary research on the Bronze Age of North Central Europe will be presented during the German-Polish evening, representing many years of cooperation between Kiel University and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. This event also provides an opportunity to introduce the ROOTS concept, with which Kiel University is applying for research cluster funding within the framework of the new excellence strategy.
Here you can find more information about the SECC/GSHDL exhibition items: www.gshdl.uni-kiel.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GSHDL-exhibition-items-Hannover-Messe.pdf
Here you can find the complete programme of Kiel’s presentations at the Hanover Fair from 24 to 28 April 2017: www.uni-kiel.de/hannovermesse/en
Text: Jirka Niklas Menke