Diverse research opportunities

More than 1000 publicly financed research facilities are available to researchers from all over the world.

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Promising team work

In Germany, basic research, applied research, and industrial development complement one another better than in any other country in the world.

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Home of choice of European research

Germany is home to Europe’s largest research community, with 21% of the EU’s researchers.

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Secure funding

Over 56.000 foreign researchers received financial support from German funding organisations and agencies in 2012.

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The right architecture helps young children learn better

The right architecture helps young children learn better

When the term urban planning is mentioned, most of us think about traffic routes and housing. Yet urban planning encompasses a whole lot more: Maria Ustinova from Russia for example wants to improve nurseries and schools.

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ERC Consolidator Grants

The Consolidator Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) support promising researchers wishing to advance their academic careers. The closing date for applications is 7 February 2019.

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Highest priority: researching online security

Cyber security

Cyber security research deals with a matter of great topical interest: how can companies, organisations and private individuals protect themselves effectively against attacks on data and IT systems? You can also read in this edition why a Russian urban planner is interested in nursery schools, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

Newsletter: December 2018
Professor Egold, why in fact do we need holidays?

Professor Egold, why in fact do we need holidays?

Employees in Germany generally work five days a week and then have two days off. And yet many feel that they need a holiday. Why? The psychologist Professor Nikolai Egold explains why holidays are important and why people do not necessarily recharge their batteries in their time off.

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Immanuel-Kant-Stipendium for doctoral students

The culture and history of Germans in Eastern Europe is the focus of the Immanuel-Kant-Stipendium of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM). The closing date for applications is 31 December 2018.

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30 years

Number of the month: 30 years

That’s how long naked mole rats live. Which is unusual for animals of their size. Researchers are interested in discovering why they live so long, and what conclusions they can draw from this for humans.

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