Inexhaustible variety of topics

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


Promising team work

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


Home of choice of European research

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


Secure funding

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

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Doctoral scholarships from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Each year, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation supports around 150 German and international doctoral students who are socially engaged. The next closing date for applications is 30 April 2018.


Working worlds of the future

What will work be like in future? Will we in fact work at all? "Working Worlds of the Future" is the focus of Science Year 2018 – in this edition we present some research and exciting projects. You can also read how career centres at German universities support young academics with their career planning, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

Newsletter: February 2018

Number of the Month: 500,000 names

That’s how many different first names are registered in Germany. Around 1,000 new ones are added each year. Leipzig University’s Namenkundliches Zentrum researches names and advises parents with special wishes.


Factory of the future – the learning never stops

Companies are increasingly incorporating further training into everyday work in a bid to keep pace with new developments. This raises many questions, like whether older employees really learn less well than younger staff.


Career centres support international postdocs

Postdocs give a great deal of thought not only to their research, but also to their career possibilities. Numerous universities in Germany offer career centres and programmes to support them.

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Josef G. Knoll European Science Award

The Foundation fiat panis supports researchers who in their dissertation explore ways to reduce hunger. Dissertations can be submitted until 30 April 2018.