Emerging Research Fields
Emerging Research Fields and Contact Details
Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems:
The emerging field of Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems at the Hamburg Center for Neuroscience (HCNS) links neuroscience and cognitive research activities at the University Medical Center (UKE) and Universität Hamburg, uniting over 400 researchers. These research alliances (e.g., SFB 936, TRR 169, research groups, EU), have won many prizes (e.g., 2 Leibniz Prizes), with work ranging from molecular, neuronal and behavioral-cognitive elements to modeling in informatics systems and clinical research.
The Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) is an interdisciplinary research center of the faculties of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences and Medicine. The center is now one of the largest and high-performing centers in Europe. Particular strengths of the center are its strong international network, the integration of economics and medicine and the successful transfer of research into policy and practice. Since 2011 the center has acquired €30 million in research funding.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Jonas Schreyögg
The Early Modern World:
Researchers with distinctive expertise in the early modern period at Universität Hamburg research and teach in all of the historical sub-disciplines. This expertise is bundled in the emerging field Early Modern World. Research in the emerging field takes an interdisciplinary approach to religious processes taking place from the 15th to the 18th centuries and their manifestations across all contemporary media.
Law in Global Contexts:
The faculty covers the full spectrum of legal disciplines, with emphasis on the dogma of the core subjects (private law, public law, and criminal law), including procedural law. There are also cross-disciplinary research areas: (1) fundamentals of law (Law in Context) and (2) international dimensions (International, European, Transnational Law). This fits with the emerging fields of Law in Global Contexts. Digitalization and its consequences for law is a cross-cutting issue.
Grounds, Norms, Decisions:
Grounds, Norms, Decisions investigates different kinds of relations between grounds and consequences. We study causation, metaphysical explanation, and epistemic reasons as well as reasons for action, individual and collective decision-making processes, the outcome of these processes, and their normative assessment. In addition to basic research on central concepts, we also work on an important area of application: the descriptive and normative analysis of decision-making problems relevant to society.