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How nice to have you here! At the beginning of this winter semester 2020 we are happy to welcome 270 new faces who have decided to study in Osnabrück. In the first week of the semester many of them took part in the legendary "Westerberg Rallye". What this means and how much fun our firsts had despite the hygiene requirements, you can see here!

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Mentoring program for first semester students
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Research

How does cooperation develop? And why is cooperation worthwhile? Professor Kost and his ecology group have researched these questions on bacteria and published them in the journal "Current Biology".

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Thesis

The new series of articles entitled "Final Theses" kicks off with Lea (22), who wrote her Bachelor's thesis during the Corona crisis. What was it like to write a thesis during this unusual time and without any practical work? And what is the biggest challenge of working in the home office? We asked!

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Quiz

The final opponent of every semester: the exam phase! Are you one of those students who panic on the last evening before an exam or are you one of those structured people with lovingly designed study plans for the whole semester? Take the test now and find out which learning type you are!

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Behind the scenes

As part of the series "Spitzenforschung in Niedersachsen" (translation: "top research in lower saxony") the public service broadcaster NDR made a stopover at our premises and took a look inside our ultra-modern research building. Check out how top research is made possible at the Osnabrück Biology department and what it looked like behind the scenes during the shoot!

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