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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Number of the month: 302 peaks

That's how many peaks in European mountains researchers have climbed to count numbers of different plant species. Surprisingly, they found more and more types of plant there, despite climate change.

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Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports excellent international and German academics wishing to collaborate on long-term research projects. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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Nanotechnology – from a physicist's vision to a key technology

Nanotechnology is regarded as one of the key technologies of the 21st century. Besides new materials, research focuses in particular on its biomedical applications.

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Tiny and useful – but is it also safe?

Little is reliably known as yet about the risks nanotechnology may pose to consumers. Researchers from Jena want to use improved analytical methods to make foodstuffs safer.

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Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme: scholarships for doctoral researchers

The Foundation of German Business supports public-spirited and entrepreneurial doctoral researchers in many different ways. Applications are invited from now until 27 August 2018.

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A cancer researcher devoted to the youngest patients

In Heidelberg, Gintvile Valinciute from Lithuania is researching cancer treatments for children. In June, she had the chance to discuss her work with Swedish Nobel laureate in chemistry Tomas Lindahl at the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau.

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