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50 years of medical genetics in Tübingen
Virtual tours in computer worlds
Wallander's final case as opera premiere

Annual Report of University of Tuebingen

Universities for openess, tolerance and against xenophobia

Universities for openess, tolerance and against xenophobia
German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)


Options for refugees
University of Tübingen




25 july 2016

Statement on the situation in Turkey

The University of Tübingen is deeply concerned that the Turkish government is restricting many academic freedoms, has banned researchers from traveling, and has suspended or dismissed critical academics. The University of Tübingen appeals to the Turkish government to respect the independence of research and teaching. Academic institutions can only flourish with open dialogue on academic matters.


University of Tübingen President
Professor Dr. Bernd Engler


Statement of German Rectors' Conference (HRK)


Press Releases


How the tomato avoids entanglements with a dodder

Dodder successfully attacking a painted nettle. By penetrating the host plant stem with specific organs, the haustoria, it withdraws water, carbohydrates and other nutrients out of the host plant. Photo: Ursula Fürst/ZMBP, University of Tübingen

Tübingen researchers uncover the mechanism which triggers host plant resistance against parasitic plants


A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body

The chemical structure of newly discovered antibiotic Lugdunin. Also in the photograph: the two lead authors Alexander Zipperer (left) and Martin Christoph Konnerth (right). Photograph: Martin Christoph Konnerth

Tübingen researchers have discovered that bacteria from the human nose produces a novel antibiotic which is effective against multiresistant pathogens


Researchers discover how rope was made 40,000 years ago

Rope making tool from mammoth ivory from Hohle Fels Cave in southwestern Germany, ca. 40,000 years old. Photo: Copyright University of Tübingen

Archaeologist from the University of Tübingen present a sophisticated tool carved from mammoth ivory that was used to make rope


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