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Award for ThesisDecember 2021

Dr. David W. Vollmuth, forestry scientist at the University of Göttingen, received for his thesis „Die Nachhaltigkeit und der Mittelwald – Eine interdisziplinäre vegetationskundlich-forsthistorische Analyse – oder: Die pflanzensoziologisch-naturschutzfachlichen Folgen von Mythen, Macht und Diffamierungen“ the dissertation award of the Universitätsbund der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen des Jahres 2020.
The dissertation is available in print and open access at the Universitätsverlag Göttingen.

Handbook of Old UyghurJune 2021

The "Hand Dictionary of Old Uyghur" compiled by Dr. Jens Wilkens is attracting great interest worldwide. This is according to an article published by the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.
The dictionary is printed and open access available from Universitätsverlag Göttingen.

Award for ThesisMay 2021

On May 20, 2021, sociologist Dr. Arne Worm received the Support Award of the Section Migration and Ethnic Minorities in 2021 of the German Sociological Association.
The dissertation is printed and open access available from Universitätsverlag Göttingen.

Remembering Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan KlasenNov. 2020

Göttingen University Press mourns the passing of his author and editor Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D., who died October 27, 2020.

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade to Amartya SenOct. 2020

The Board of Trustees of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association has elected the Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen as the Peace Prize Winner of the Year 2020. The award ceremony took place on Sunday, October 18, 2020, in Frankfurt's Paulskirche.
On the occasion of the awarding of an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 2005, the Universitätsverlag Göttingen published the commemorative lecture by Amarty Sens as well as the laudatory speech given by the recently deceased Prof. Dr. Stephan Klasen: "Perspectives on the Economic and Human Development of India and China".

Award for social scientist from University of GoettingenSept. 2020

Dr. Johannes Beckeris the current winner of the Thomas A. Herz Prize for qualitative social research of the German Sociological Association (DGS).
The book "Global Processes of Flight and Migration - the Explanatory Power of Case Studies", edited by him and his colleague Eva Bahl has just been published by the Universitätsverlag Göttingen. Further contributions by Dr. Johannes Becker are included in the volume "Established and Outsiders at the Same Time, Self-Images and We-Images of Palestinians in the West Bank and in Israel" edited by Prof. Gabriele Rosenthal.

Colloquium Lectures on the MatDaF series are onlineApril 2019

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the association and the 100th volume of the series "Materialien Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache" (MatDaF), the FaDaF organised a colloquium on "Languages, Integration, Values" on 01 February 2019. Speakers were Dr. Annegret Middeke, Prof. Dr. Uwe Koreik, Dr. Matthias Jung, PD Dr. Roger Fornoff. Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne (Vice President of the University of Göttingen) and Jutta Pabst (Göttinger Universitätsverlag) addressed the guests.

The lectures were recorded

PDF-Annotations via Hypothes.isNov. 2018

Göttingen University Press supports PDF-annotations via

Award for ThesisNov. 2018

Specialist in German studies Dr. Zhizi Yang received in August 2018 the special advancement price of the Märchen-Stiftung Walter Kahn
The thesis is available printed and open access at Göttingen University Press.

Award for ThesisDez. 2016

The physicist Dr. Martin Krenkel has been awarded the dissertation prize 2016 of the University Association of Göttingen.
The thesis is available printed and open access at Universitätsverlag Göttingen.

Article on University Presses in Germany publishedMai 2016

Bargheer, Margo; Pabst, Jutta ’Being small is not a fault’: Making sense of the newer generation of German-language university presses. Learned Publishing, Vol. 29, Issue S1 (2016), p. 335-341

Accessible on GRO.publications or directly at Wiley Online Library.

Abstract: International discussion on university presses appears to be dominated by Anglo-American concepts and concerns, passing over many continental European presses that operate in their national contexts. In our article, we provide a case study of German-language university presses that highlights challenges and opportunities when publishing in languages other than English. A common thread across those university presses is their adoption of open access (OA) publishing. OA has become a necessity for them because the combination of publishing niche scholarship and a potential audience limited by linguistic borders serves to create market conditions that are not viable in a conventional model. Consequently, German university presses have adopted OA publishing earlier than many of their English-speaking counterparts and provide a developed example for some of the ongoing transitions highlighted elsewhere.