Press & Media

The press office is the central contact point for journalists and media and provides information about the University of Augsburg and offers experts and scientists for all topics of research. In addition to current news and the calendar of events,  you will find information and contact persons for our service offered for journalists.

Press Office

Phone: +49 821 598-2094



contact for journalists

Dr. Manuela Rutsatz
Media Officer
Communications and Media Relations
Michael Hallermayer
Deputy Media Officer
Communications and Media Relations
Corina Härning
Deputy Media Officer
Communications and Media Relations

Press releases

Feb. 6, 2024

Save the Date: Study Information Day at the Leopold Mozart College of Music

What degree programmes does the Leopold Mozart College of Music (LMC) offer? How does it feel to study at LMC among international students and teachers? And what specific career prospects does studying at the LMC open up? Prospective students can find answers to these and many other questions at the information day in Grottenau 1.

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Studierende am Leopold Mozart College of Music
Feb. 6, 2024

Hall-effect uncovers hidden symmetry in spin-ice

Physicists from the University of Augsburg succeeded to distinguish chiral orders with similar magnetization but opposite sense of rotation through electrical measurements at low temperatures. This is relevant for fundamental research on complex magnets and with respect to possible applications for magnetic data storage. The results were published in the renowned journal Nature Physics.

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Visualisierung Spineis
Feb. 5, 2024

Emmy Noether Junior Research Group funding awarded to Dr Aisha Aqeel

Dr Aisha Aqeel has been awarded funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the development of a Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on “Spintronics with chiral helimagnetic insulators” at the University of Augsburg. Aqeel and her research team will focus on the development of unconventional magnetic systems, referred to as helimagnets, and the optimisation of these systems for energy efficient spintronic applications.

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Dr. Aisha Aqeel
Feb. 1, 2024

Disturbed skin flora increases the risk of radiodermatitis

Many cancer patients develop severe dermatitis during radiotherapy. Which factors increase the risk of such radiodermatitis has only been partially understood up until now. A pilot study at the University of Augsburg, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and Helmholtz Munich now points to the important role played by skin bacteria. Breast cancer patients whose skin flora was severely disturbed all developed severe dermatitis during radiotherapy. The results give hope of a test that is able to provide early identification of at-risk groups. The results have been published in the renowned medical journal JAMA Oncology.

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Design of the future medical campus of the University of Augsburg
Jan. 26, 2024

Discovery of high order skyrmions and antiskyrmions

Researchers at the University of Augsburg and the University of Vienna have discovered co-existing magnetic skyrmions and antiskyrmions of arbitrary topological charge at room temperature in magnetic Co/Ni multilayer thin films. Their findings have been published in the renowned journal Nature Physics and open up the possibility for a new paradigm in skyrmionics research. The discovery of novel spin objects with arbitrary topological charge promises to contribute to advances in fundamental and applied research, particularly through their application in information storage devices.

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Jan. 18, 2024

New episode of “UniA Research to go” with Anna Kathrin Bleuler

In this second episode of the University of Augsburg’s research to go podcast series, literary scholar Anna Kathrin Bleuler explains her research on literature from the Middle Ages and the different perspectives it offers for viewing the present.

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UniA Research to go
Jan. 15, 2024

Winter Production at the "AnglistenTheater"

The “AnglistenTheater” at the University of Augsburg will perform two plays – “Escaped Alone” and “Here We Go” – from the British playwright Caryl Churchill for its winter production. Both plays will be performed in English on the 7th, 8th, 12th and 14th of December at 8 pm in theatre II (Building C – Großes Hörsaalzentrum). Tickets cost €10 or €5 (concession) and can be purchased from Tuesday the 28th of November at “Taschenbuchladen Krüger” (near Königsplatz).

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Jan. 9, 2024

Augsburg mathematician receives international honour

Prof. Dr Malte Peter, professor of applied analysis at the University of Augsburg, has been named a life member of Clare Hall, one of 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge.

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Vorstandsmitglied Malte A. Peter
Dec. 21, 2023

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year

As the year draws to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to warmly thank all members of the University of Augsburg – our students and employees as well as professors – for their excellent work and cooperation.

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Portraitbild der Präsidentin Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel
Nov. 29, 2023

Augsburg researchers at the UN climate conference COP28

Five researchers from the University of Augsburg are participating in the UN climate conference held in Dubai from the 30th of November to the 12th of December and will be available for media interviews.

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Flagge mit dme Logo der COP28 in Dubai
Oct. 31, 2023

Environmental and peace education in interreligious cooperation

Prof. Dr Elisabeth Naurath, a protestant religious education teacher at the University of Augsburg, has been awarded an Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership. Together with international partners, the project aims to better integrate topics associated with climate change, climate resilience, and climate justice into the education of religious education teachers in Germany, Austria, Spain, Albania, and Malaysia.
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Zwei Hände berühren sich und greifen ineinander, darin ist eine leuchtende Erdkugel zu sehen
Oct. 16, 2023

Welcome to the academic year 2023/2024

Following orientation week, the lecture period for the new semester 2023/4 begins on the 16th of October. Prof. Dr Sabine Doering-Manteuffel, president of the University of Augsburg, welcomes all new and returning students to the new semester.
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Haltestelle Universität mit Studierenden