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Blog of the University of Göttingen

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Online systems – the top 5 tips

When I first started studying in Göttingen in 2014, I was overwhelmed with all the new information. Those are my login details for this…

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BlugBQ

Barbecuing is one of the most popular activities in Germany: 97% of people here say they love to grill. But BBQs can get boring…

Comprehensive learning

During my studies, I’ve probably spent most of my time with attempts to memorize entire sentences that I had previously copied from books and…

Learning with Loci

I used to be pretty good at learning something by heart. Poems, dates, citrate cycle – no problem during school. Now, having almost completed…

The “Project List”

As a student, life is super easy and relaxed – or at least that is how many non-students imagine student life to be. Of…

How well do you know Göttingen?

Stressed and exhausted by all the studying and writing papers? Want to get a little distraction and test your knowledge of our favorite city?…

Gratitude Journal

By now we’re all well aware of just how deeply the coronavirus pandemic has permeated into our lives. If there is one thing we’ve…

Please do not disturb!

Not only has the Corona pandemic turned the world upside down, but also our private lives. The digital semester demands students to adapt to…

Discovering in passing by

The door falls into the lock behind me, rays of sunlight tickle the tip of my nose, a deep breath, a light breeze –…

Get involved – the top 5 tips

During the first few weeks at university there are numerous new impressions coming your way – I know what I’m talking about! To make…

Digital Orientation – the Top 5 links

This semester is different. More digital, more mobile, more exhausting, more comfortable, more annoying, more relaxed, more complicated… It’s just different. Starting your studies…

Little puncture, huge contribution

Actually, this would be a video of our collective blood donation experience by the BLUG-Team (#BLUGSpende). Instead, because of Corona (which by now feels…

Mysteries of the Campus WiFi

You are doing it, I am doing it, and pretty much everybody else on campus is doing it, too: Surfing the world wide web…

Göttingen Writers Guild

Starting university can be a pretty overwhelming experience, especially in a new city, and even more so when that city is seven seas away…

Fall Journal

The term ‘fall’ is an old British word for the season originating sometime in the 16th century, and ever since then it has been…

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

The helmet sits firmly on my head. The straps are tightly fastened under my chin. My support wheels are gone. It’s sometime in the…

Along the Footsteps of Carl Friedrich Gauß

Inventing the electromagnetic telegraph, proving the constructability of a heptadecagon, defining and giving his name to the Gaussian distribution, coverboy of the former German…

Behind the scenes of Z-Mensa

It is a place that fills your stomach and soul at once. I can’t imagine my daily life without it! Apart from a warm…

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