Kiel's university and non-university institutions have been working closely together in Clusters of Excellence for years. Two new Clusters started in 2019: "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" and "ROOTS - Social, Environmental and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies”.
In addition to Kiel University (CAU), other institutions from Kiel are also involved in the Cluster of Excellence, such as the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
The Clusters of the Excellence Initiative
Kiel’s research has already proven how excellent and relevant it is: three networks were successful back in the first funding period of the “German Excellence Initiative” (2006-2017, partially extended until 2019): “Future Ocean”, “Inflammation at Interfaces” and the graduate school "Human Development in Landscapes".