The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) is a research facility established in the context of the Universities Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments. The multidisciplinary and interinstitutional cluster is located at Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, and has been initiated on 1 November 2012.
Counting more than 40.000 students – among them almost 5.000 international students from more than 130 countries – Universität Hamburg is the largest research and educational institution in Northern Germany and the third largest university in Germany. The diversity of a full-scale university is reflected in approximately 170 courses of studies.
More than 4.100 scientists, among them almost 700 professors, are doing research and teach at eight different schools: Law; Economics and Social Sciences; Medicine; Education; Humanities; Mathematics, Informatics (Computer Science) and Natural Sciences; Psychology and Human Movement; Business.
The research profile of Universität Hamburg is characterized by excellent individual projects and interdisciplinary main research areas. Within the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State governments the main research areas in Earth Science as well as Photon and Nano Science each developed into a cluster of excellence: Integrated Climate System Analysis Prediction (CliSAP, 2007) and The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI, 2012). Further successful research areas are p.ex. Neurosciences, Manuscript Cultures, Law and Economics, Heterogeneity and Education, Infection Research, Health Management, and Multilingual Linguistics.