The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research and first-rate teaching. The University of Oldenburg is composed of six faculties subdivided into 26 institutes that offer 71 full-time and part-time study programmes for degrees at various levels to more than 14,000 students. Study programmes include the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, natural sciences, medicine and information technologies. Two of these are unique European study programmes offered jointly with the University of Groningen through the Hanse Law School and the new European Medical School. The latter was established in 2011 and has led to the creation of a sixth faculty, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, of which the Department of Psychology is a part.
The development of the excellent research performance of Oldenburg has started to attract the Max-Planck, Helmholtz, Leibniz and Fraunhofer Associations which have established research groups and junior researcher groups in Oldenburg particularly in the last few years.
The University of Oldenburg is a centre of research with the national and international appeal. All academic fields have developed concise criteria for excellence, organised according to quality, effectiveness, efficiency and originality and in compliance with international standards. The university creates space for scientific networking within the university and beyond. Interdisciplinary and social responsibility are identity forming hallmarks of research in Oldenburg. Scientific networking also leads to an efficient transfer of research results into teaching.
The Department of Psychology in Oldenburg is probably among the best-equipped in the country. It offers access to state of the art neuroimaging facilities such as a MEG system and a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. It also has access to three fNIRs setups, six high-density EEG labs and several neuromodulation devices (TMS, TACS, TDCS). Scientists in Oldenburg also work with mobile EEG and mobile eye-tracking systems.
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