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11.5 million euros for Cutting-edge research in biology

With its research strength in biology, Osnabrück University has once again achieved an important third-party funding success. The proposal submitted by scientists from the Universities of Osnabrück and Münster for the Collaborative Research Center 1557 "Functional Plasticity Encoded by Cellular Membrane Networks" (SFB 1557 for short) was selected for funding by the SFB Senate Committee of the German Research Foundation. Osnabrück University will receive more than 11.5 million euros in funding for the first four-year term. 

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Mastering the energy crisis together

Less heating, a week of online teaching, the sparing use of equipment: Find out more about the energy saving measures being adopted by Osnabrück University and be inspired to make your day-to-day office life even more sustainable. The web page also provides you with useful information and the current instructions on saving energy.  To the info page energy saving measures 

This is Osnabrück University

Inspiring top-level research across all disciplines, Osnabrück University is home to 14.000 students, a cutting-edge AI Campus and excellent teaching formats and study conditions. We pride ourselves in being an integral part of the German „City of Peace“ and having developed exciting exchange programs, dedicated welcome services and high-profile short-term programs that are testament to UOS’ commitment to internationalization and academic excellence. Curious?

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What is sustainable economics? The Master’s program in “Economics” has a new focus!

Starting in the winter semester 2022/2023, the Master's program in "Economics" (M.Sc.) will have a new focus: "Sustainability, Behaviour and Environmental Policy". This new approach addresses the interconnection between environmental issues, human behaviour, and economics. This is an ideal specialization for students wishing to actively contribute in their future professional life to the social transformation towards more sustainability. In the winter semester 2022/2023, the Master's program in Economics will switch to English as its language of instruction. Individual elective components, such as modules in business administration and optional minor subjects, will still be offered in German. More information

Solidarity towards Ukraine

Osnabrück University is deeply appalled by the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. We stand in solidarity and compassion by the people living in Ukraine and by those in Russian society who show such courage in protesting against this war despite repressions. It is especially important to us to reassure our more than 80 students from both countries. Join us in sending a signal for peace and democracy! Our offers on this topic

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Welcome Hub for International Students

In spite of the current restrictions due to the Corona virus, we want to make sure that our international students will get the utmost support on their way to Osnabrück University. Our special page Welcome Hub shows information concerning the handling of the pandemia as well as our service offer.

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Current measures against the Corona virus

Information about the course of the current semester, a FAQ list on the topics of studies and examinations, as well as information for employees, doctoral students and postdocs are available on the page Corona virus: Current measures.

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Online Consultations Hours for Refugee Students

The Coordination Refugees@UOS team at our International Office offers regular online consultation hours for refugee students. Office hours are every Tuesday from 14-16 pm and Friday from 10-12 am. Questions concerning studies and accompanying offers made especially for refugees can be inquired via chat.


AI Campus

The AI Campus at Osnabrück University is the result of several years of profile building in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Research profile

One feature of research at Osnabrück University is the linking of different academic disciplines. Four interdisciplinary institutes characterize the University’s research profile.

Visiting scholars

The International Office provides Information and advice for international guests, enabling them to optimize their preparations, making their stay a pleasant experience.

Information for refugees

Osnabrück University has developed a range of offers and initiatives in a bid to offer practical assistance and support for refugees in and around Osnabrück.