An interdisciplinary campus
The location of the HITec building is deliberately chosen so that a large number of participating institutions are located in the immediate vicinity. With the realization of HITec, Leibniz Universität Hannover forms an interdisciplinary campus in the cross-sectional area of physics and geodesy. Therefore, the new HITec building is erected right next to an existing office wing, which is refurbished as part of this construction project, and the two buildings are connected structurally. The laboratories with increased quality requirements are provided in the new building, while office space and workshops are provided in the existing building. Using both buildings can save substantial construction costs, and the close cooperation with groups working in the same building is ensured.
The HITec building is designed to facilitate 100 to 120 researchers. The employees will be recruited from the existing HITec groups, as well as scientists from future third party funding. Here, close cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence QUEST should be mentioned. In QUEST top researchers in management positions were attracted to Hannover, for example through Double Career Appointments. This positive equality trend will be reinforced by the attractive HITec research environment and the family-friendly utilization concept, and supported by the equality concept of Leibniz Universität Hannover and QUEST-Leibniz Research School.
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