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: 16 percent

That’s how many species of plants and animals have the potential to migrate – that is, they can also thrive in other countries. In some cases they can pose a problem for local flora and fauna, however.

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Mathematics requires language proficiency

What should be done when pupils fail at maths simply because they do not understand German well enough? A project at TU Dortmund University is investigating this fundamental problem.

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Using psychology to sway political attitudes

The Dutch psychologist Joris Lammers conducts research at the point where psychology and politics overlap. At the University of Cologne he is studying for example how power changes people.

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Green Talents Competition 2018

The "Green Talents Competition" supports environmental and sustainability researchers and gives them access to first-class German research facilities. Applications for 2018 can be submitted until 23 May 2018.

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Scholarships from the Walther Blohm Stiftung

The Walther Blohm Stiftung supports talented young aerospace researchers. Besides providing subsidies for doctoral candidates, it finances continuing education for young engineers, in the form of study trips for example. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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Better education for all

Empirical education research

Education plays a key role in how our future will turn out – determining not only our individual life opportunities, but also society’s wellbeing. In this edition we present trends in empirical education research in Germany. You can also read how a Dutch psychologist is researching how political attitudes can be changed, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find out how an avatar can help us prepare for a job interview.

Newsletter: April 2018