Caroline Meller-Hannich at the District Court of Halle
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21.10.2020 in Featured, Science, Research

The consumer protectionist

Whether it has to do with the diesel scandal, brokerage costs or the sharing economy - the expertise of Professor Caroline Meller-Hannich is in demand when it comes to protecting consumers. She is just one of a handful of women whose expert opinions and statements are shaping German civil law. Read more

Johanna Mierendorff
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21.10.2020 in Featured, Science

“The culture needs to shift”

Professor Johanna Mierendorff has been the university’s Vice-President for Strategic Resource Planning since September 2018. We talked with the educational scientist about the challenges of career and junior staff development, gender equality, and a strategy for MLU. Read more

The emissions scandal is not only a matter for consumers and courts, but also the research community.
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07.10.2020 in Science, Knowledge Transfer

The market value of morality

Over the past few years, legal expert Professor Kai-D. Bussmann and his colleagues, Andreas Schroth and Sebastian Oelrich, have been investigating how corruption can be prevented in business. They have introduced a new tool to improve corporate culture and are even launching a start-up for the project. Read more

Were Adam and Eve – depicted here on a Roman wall painting – man and woman? In Hebrew and Aramaic scripture, cultural models of gender roles and sexuality are much more complex than commonly assumed.
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02.10.2020 in Science, Context

Gender issues in the Bible

When it comes to sexuality and gender roles, a fair share of people refer to the Holy Scripture. However, biblical scholar Professor Stefan Schorch says no clear answers are to be found in the Old or New Testament – and he explains why they shouldn’t be expected. Read more

The three founders -  Andreas Simon, Marcus Böhme  and René Wartner (from left) - conduct research at the university’s new Protein Centre.
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06.05.2020 in Featured, Science, Knowledge Transfer

Enzyme adhesive for combating cancer

René Wartner, Andreas Simon and Marcus Böhme have developed a technology that can be used to treat tumours with pinpoint accuracy. Their enzyme adhesive should allow toxins to bind to antibodies and be transported in a targeted way to cancer cells. The three biochemist entrepreneurs plan to market their idea. Read more

Literature about Buchenwald concentration camp is one of Stephan Pabst’s main areas of research.
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31.03.2020 in Science

Books from Buchenwald

Dr Stephan Pabst has launched an ambitious project: he wants to explore the literature produced at Buchenwald concentration camp and uncover unknown works by Eastern European authors. The project was launched at an international conference in Weimar. Read more

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