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Research centers

Research centers serve interdisciplinary research collaborations and - unlike research centers - are an expression of an institutional focus. In target agreements, it is stipulated that third-party funding associations should be acquired from national and international research funding agencies. Research centers consist of at least nine university professors who have already acquired substantial third-party funding and who also cooperate in research.

Center for Early Childhood Development and Education Research (CEDER)

The long tradition of research into early childhood education and development at the Osnabrück site is continued in the CEDER research center. Scientists from the fields of cultural and social sciences, educational and cultural sciences, mathematics / computer science, linguistics and literary studies and human sciences are expanding the research strength of the University of Osnabrück in the field of early childhood education and development nationally and internationally. CEDER works closely with the association "nifbee. V." via a cooperation agreement. together to combine the transfer and networking activities at the site. The association is responsible for the five regional transfer offices.

Center of Cellular Nanoanalytics Osnabrück (CellNanOs)

The interdisciplinary center for cellular nanoanalysis aims to promote interdisciplinary method development for use in cell biological research. Scientists from over 30 working groups in various areas of the natural sciences, mathematics and cognitive sciences are involved in this research center. The research building of the same name offers the CellNanO working groups a tailor-made laboratory and large-scale equipment infrastructure for interdisciplinary cooperation projects. The aim is to stimulate new methodological developments for research into cellular microcompartments through such collaborations and to ensure a targeted application to biological issues. On the one hand, the most modern imaging methods of light and electron microscopy with the highest spatial and temporal resolution are in the foreground, on the other hand (nano-) bioanalytical techniques to elucidate the composition and interactions of biomolecules as well as their structure and dynamics.

Institute for Cultural History of the Early Modern Age (IKFN)

The IKFN is dedicated to interdisciplinary research into the early modern period (approx. 1500-1800) and is one of the few German research institutions that explicitly address this period. Nine subjects cooperate in the IKFN for a multifaceted picture from different perspectives: history, German literature, Romance studies, English / American studies, Latin studies, art history, musicology, Protestant theology and Catholic theology.

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)

The IMIS is an interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research center at the University of Osnabrück. Since the early 1990s, IMIS has been interested in the diverse aspects of spatial mobility and intercultural encounters in the past and present. The tasks of IMIS include, through its basic research, its publications, its public events and the scientific advisory work of its members, to contribute to the consolidation and networking of interdisciplinary work as well as to the dialogue between science and practice. Due to its many years of research expertise and an interdisciplinary breadth that is unique in Germany, the IMIS is today a nationally and internationally known and recognized research institute.

Institute for Environmental Systems Research (IUSF)

Changes in environmental systems, the resulting problems and their solutions are the focus of the work of the Institute for Environmental Systems Research. It develops interdisciplinary concepts and methods at the interface between natural and social sciences. The main research areas are analysis and modeling of social-ecological systems, mathematical biology and ecology, environmental exposure and risk analyzes, management of water resources and social transformation processes towards sustainability.

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Institute for Interdisciplinary Dermatological Prevention and Rehabilitation

As part of the Lower Saxony Institute for Occupational Dermatology (NIB), iderm offers people with work-related skin diseases outpatient and inpatient, job-related diagnostics and therapy with the aim of maintaining and restoring performance and quality of life. It is involved in various research projects with the aim of improving health and safety at work in other countries as well and sustainably reducing the number of work-related skin diseases in the various industries.

Research centers

Research centers serve interdisciplinary research activities and make activities visible to the outside world. They consist of at least two university lecturers. Even if individual research centers are referred to as "centers", they are not research centers in the true sense of the word. All research centers at the University of Osnabrück are listed below in alphabetical order:

Center for International Research on Chinese Law and Economics (CIRCLE)
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Georg Gesk

Christian-Jewish Studies
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Mittmann

Costa Rica center
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martina Blasberg-Kuhnke

Data science
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tim Römer

European service law
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Busch

Gender research
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Kai-Olaf Maiwald, Prof. Dr. Meike Rühl

Speaker: apl. Prof. Dr. Carmen Schmidt

Early modern literature
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Adam

Music and media technology
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bernd Enders

Multilingualism in Germany
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christina Noack

Rome and Germania
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christiane art

Comparative history
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph König

Values ​​- education
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martina Blasberg-Kuhnke

Center for Democracy and Peace Research
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener

Center for European and International Criminal Law Studies
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Arndt Sinn

Center for Physics and Chemistry of New Materials
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Uwe beginning