University of Hamburg
The conference will take place on the main campus of Universität Hamburg near ICE train station Dammtor.
With around 43,000 students, including more than 5,000 international students from over 130 countries, Universität Hamburg is one of the largest universities in Germany. It combines diverse teaching with excellent research. More than 170 degree programs at eight faculties serve the disciplines of a full university: law, economics and social sciences, medicine, education, psychology and human movement, humanities, as well as mathematics, computer science and natural sciences.
Universität Hamburg which opened in 1919 is the first university in Germany to be founded by parliamentary resolution. In 2019 it celebrates its 100th anniversary with a year-round program throughout the city.
Universität Hamburg is the largest and most diverse research institution in Northern Germany with 718 professors (31% of whom are women) and 246 million euros in third-party funding. It has committed itself to sustainability as a guiding principle in research and is specifically promoting scientific research projects on sustainability. Within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments, four clusters of excellence are funded at the University of Hamburg: “CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter” (Photon and Nanosciences), “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CliCCS)” (Climate, Earth and Environment), “Understanding Written Artefacts”(Manuscript Cultures) and “Quantum Universe” (Particle, Astro- and Mathematical Physics). Another important research priority is "Infection Research", where the structure, dynamics and mechanisms of infection processes are investigated in order to contribute to the development of new treatment methods and therapies. The research profile of Universität Hamburg also includes the five emerging fields "Health Economics", "Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems", "Law in Global Contexts", "The Early Modern World", "Grounds, Causes, Reasons" and eight university profile initiatives, including "Linguistic Education in the Context of Diversity/Linguistic Diversity", which shaped the motto of the DGfS Conference 2020.
Universität Hamburg attaches particular importance to the promotion of young researchers. The Hamburg Research Academy (HRA) was established in addition to the existing doctoral programs of the faculties: a cross-faculty and cross-university graduate institution administered by the University of Hamburg. As a central platform, the HRA coordinates and develops doctoral and postdoctoral programs at Hamburg’s universities. In this way, it guarantees a quality-oriented, interdisciplinary education of young scientists at the level of excellence.
In order to strengthen international research cooperation and to increase internationality and mobility in teaching and study, Universität Hamburg maintains strategic partnerships with universities on all continents, such as Fudan University in China, Macquarie University in Australia, the University of California Berkeley in the USA and Stellenbosch University in South Africa.