Life Sciences - Heinrich-Heine

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A Short Portrait of
Heinrich Heine University
Düsseldorf
Impressions of HHU
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Oeconomicum of the Faculty of
Business and Economics
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Heinrich Heine University at a
Glance
Numbers of winter term 2013/14
Students
Total
27.527
Foreign students
3.031
Academic Studies
Faculties
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Study programs
69
University staff
Professors
260
Staff members
3.000
University Hospital
Patients each year
200.000
Staff members
5.700
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The City of Düsseldorf
Ghery Building with Rhine Tower
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HHU in the Heart of Europe
HHU is located in the dynamic city of
Düsseldorf
 The international headquarters of many industries and
service companies
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An international aiport
An open-minded and tolerant atmosphere of the city
A vital art and fashion scene
A broad range of educational and leisure activities
The largest Japanese Community on continental
Europe
 Many sights, shopping opportunities and cultural
events
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Key research areas
The four key fields of research
• Life sciences:
Medicine, Biotechnology, Structural Biology, Cell Biology,
Psychology
• Natural sciences:
Plasma Physics, Soft Matter, Chemistry
• Humanities, cultural studies and social sciences:
Practical Philosophy, Linguistics, Media Science and
Social
Sciences
• Law and economics with links to Düsseldorf
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Outstanding Research Centers
Life Science, Physics, Chemistry, Language and Social
Sciences
 HHU has an established tradition of inventions, patent
applications and technology transfer
 Successful spin-off companies based on HHU
research
 High international reputation of the University Hospital
and the Faculty of Medicine
 Strong partners:
 Forschungszentrum Jülich
 German Diabetes Center
 Leibniz Research Institute
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Research and Innovation
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer in
Jülich
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Excellence Initiative
CEPLAS – Cluster of Excellence on Plant
Sciences
With the project CEPLAS HHU has succeeded in the
national competition of the Excellence Initiative by the
German federal state government.
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What is CEPLAS?
From complex traits to synthetic modules
CEPLAS is a joint effort of HHU, University of Cologne,
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and
Forschungszentrum Jülich.
 The goals are inventive strategies for sustainable plant
production.
 CEPLAS focuses on
• Cutting edge, interdisciplinary science
• Promotion of young researchers
www.ceplas.eu
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Collaborative Research Centres
(DFG)
CRCs coordinated at HHU
 Kommunikation und Systemrelevanz bei
Leberschädigung und Regeneration (CRC 974)
 The Structure of Representations in Language,
Cognition, and Science (CRC 991)
 Relativistic Laser Plasma Dynamics (TRR 18)
 Physics of Colloidal Dispersions in External
Fields
(TRR 6)
7 CRCs with HHU participation
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Research Units (DFG)
RUs coordinated at HHU
 Hepatobiliary Transport and Liver Diseases (CRU
217)
 Antiinfectious Effector Programs: Signals and
Mediators
(RU 729)
 Political Communication Online (RU 1381)
 Multi-Port Bone Surgery using the Lateral Skull Base
as an Example (MUKNO) (RU 1585)
7 research units with HHU participation
22 EU framework research programmes
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Research Training Groups (DFG)
RTGs coordinated at HHU
 Molecular Targets of the Ageing Process and Strategies
for the Prevention of Ageing (RTG 1033)
 Dynamics of Hot Plasmas (RTG 1203)
 The Dynamic Response of Plants to a Changing
Environment
(iRTG 1525)
 Molecular Targets of the Ageing Process and Strategies
for the Prevention of Ageing (RTG 1033)
 Molecular Targets of the Ageing Process and Strategies
for the Prevention of Ageing (RTG 1033)
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Studying at HHU
Undergraduate and Graduate Study Programs
(2013)
 Students may choose among 69 different study
programs
 German studies, History, Law, Biology and Medicine
are the
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Heinrich Heine University has 5
Faculties
Medical Faculty
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
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Medical Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine comprises
31 institutes
30 clinics
2 central facilities
- an animal experiment facility
- a biomedical research center
It offers the following study courses:
Medicine and Dentistry as well as the postgraduate
Master of Science in Public Health, Toxicology and
Endodontology.
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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural
Sciences
 The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
(MNF) employs more than 800 scientists in seven
departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences,
Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics and Psychology.
 Among the wide-ranging research areas covered by
the faculty, several cooperative programmes put specific
emphasis on Life Sciences and Physics
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Faculty of Arts and Humanities
The Faculty comprises twelve individual departments
English and American Studies
students
1839
German Languages and Literatures
students
2663
Historical Studies
students
1887
Jewish Studies
students
Classical Studies
students
378
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Art History
students
655
Media- and Culture Studies
students
566
Japanese Studies
students
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Interdisciplinary cooperation
Due to interdisciplinary cooperation the Faculty of Arts
and Humanities established novel programs such as
o Linguistics
o Information Sciences and Language Technology
o Media and Culture Sciences
o Media Culture Analysis, Political Communication
and Social Sciences.
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Faculty of Law
 Apart from a traditional law course, an integrated
German-French course of study and a supplementary
course in Anglo-American Law are also offered.
 In addition, Düsseldorf Law School offers postgraduate further education courses in Intellectual
Property Law, Information Rights Law and Medical
Law.
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Faculty of Business Administration and
Economics
 The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
at the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf is one of the
newest and, in terms of student and teacher numbers,
also one of the smallest business administration and
economics faculties in Germany.
 The Faculty offers Bachelor of Science (BSc) and
Master of Science (MSc) degree programs in Business
Administration, Economics as well as Business and
Chemistry.
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Qualifications for Life
Academic and professional goals
 HHU provides qualications for academic and
professional careers
 Practical experience and transferable skills in all
curricula
 More than a 100 exchange programs on teaching level
 The Student Service Center offers individual
councelling
and coaching
 The Studierendenakademie offers career service
 Student assiociations organize tutorials and study groups
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Doctoral Research
Graduate academies
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Heine Research Academies (HeRA)
iGRAD (Science) philGRAD (Arts) MedRSD
(Medicine)
The graduate academies offer and promote
 Structured programs
 Transferable skills
 Networks with leading partners in industry and
economy
 Support for doctoral researchers
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International Cooperation
More than 250 partnerships
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Internationalisation of HHU
Worldwide Connections
(2014)
 HHU is involved in 200 cooperative projects
 Supports international collaborative research
 Facilitates the exchange of knowledge
International Students come from more than 110
countries:
Europe (48%) Asia (32%) Africa (15%) the Americas (5%)
Regions and countries of focus are the European Union,
Japan, Israel and the USA
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Partner Universities
Examples for successful partnerships
University of Nantes (France), since 1973
University of Naples Federico II (Italy), since 1985
Peking University (China), since 1987
University of Alicante (Spain), since 1987
University of Reading (UK), since 1990
University of California Davis (USA), since 1990
Charles University Prague (Czech Republic), since 1998
Keio University, Tokyo (Japan), since 1999
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), since 2004
Beijing Foreign Studies University BFSU (China), since 2006
Chongqing University (China), since 2007
Aoyama Gakuin University AGU (Japan), since 2010
Doshisha University (Japan), since 2011
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Partner Universities
Examples for successful partnerships
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine (Japan), since 2012
Meji University (Japan), since 2012
Sichuan International Studies University SISU (China), since 2013
Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (Mongolia), since
2013
Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan), since 2014
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HHU – A Campus University
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Campus Life
Social events and leisure activities
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Extracurricular Activities
The Student‘s Union (AStA) organizes a substantial sport
und leisure program.
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HHU Orchestra and Choir
The University Orchestra and University Choir performed
in Japan, Switzerland and many cities in Germany
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Düsseldorf‘s „Green Belt“
HHU campus includes the Botanical Garden, part of the
city‘s „green belt“.
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International Services
HHU guest house: Manor House Schloss
Mickeln
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Practical Assistance
Solid planning for HHU’s international
guests
The International Office helps visiting scholars,
the International Student Orientation Center (iSOS)
students from abroad in
 Opening a bank account
 Finding accomodation
 Registering with the authorities
to prepare their life and work in Düsseldorf
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Thank you for your attention.
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