Clusters of Excellence

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Clusters of Excellence

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”.

Kiel's Clusters in the Excellence Strategy

The Clusters enable scientists to conduct interdisciplinary research in a unique breadth and manner. They are funded as top-class university research through the “German Excellence Strategy”, which replaced the “Excellence Initiative” funding programme in 2019.

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".

Header photo: Ronald Frommann / Uni Kiel
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Tebke Böschen / Uni Kiel; Sara Jagiolla / Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der CAU
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(from left): GEOMAR; Archivbild / Exzellenzcluster Entzündungsforschung; J.P. Brozio / UFG CAU Kiel