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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Innovative enterprises

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the engine that drives many national economies, including Germany’s. Engaging with scientists and researchers helps them stay innovative. You can also read about a young biologist from Ukraine who is using bats to study climate change, find out from a geophysicist what the deep sea has to do with the Alpine mountains, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

Newsletter: June 2018
A business based on honest feedback

A business based on honest feedback

The University of Lüneburg provided three entrepreneurs with advice and active support. Today, their business can pay its own way and is a good example of how universities can successfully support start-ups.

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Doctoral funding from the Hanns Seidel Foundation

The Hanns Seidel Foundation supports talented and socially engaged doctoral students in all disciplines. Applications can be submitted from now until 15 July 2018.

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A biologist dedicated to climate research

A biologist dedicated to climate research

Ukrainian PhD student Kseniia Kravchenko is conducting climate change research in Berlin. Bats are providing her with some valuable insights.

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Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation recognises outstanding achievements by young international researchers. Applications can be submitted from now until 31 July 2018.

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Professor Kopp, why conduct deep sea research in order to understand the Alps?

Professor Kopp, why conduct deep sea research in order to understand the Alps?

Researchers involved in a major European project are studying the bottom of the Ligurian Sea. But what does that have to do with the Alps? The geophysicist Professor Heidrun Kopp explains.

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