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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Getting business-minded researchers off to a strong start

German universities support researchers wishing to turn their research into a marketable product. One of them is Julio Pastrana, a Mexican based at the University of Bonn.


Falling Walls Labs

At more than 70 locations, Falling Walls Labs provide young international researchers with a stage upon which to present their innovative research. National winners travel to Berlin to attend the conference. The closing dates for applications differ from country to country.


Getting around the city by rail, bus and rickshaw

How can sustainable transport systems improve quality of life in our cities? German and Colombian transport experts work together to find answers in the MoviCi network.


PhD scholarships from the Wüstenrot Stiftung

The Wüstenrot Stiftung provides funding for doctoral theses relating to post-war modernist buildings or open space design in Germany. The next closing date for applications is 1 May 2018.


Number of the month: 160 kilometres per hour

That is how fast air and tiny droplets shoot from our nose and mouth when we sneeze. It’s the speed of a hurricane. Sneezing is a typical symptom of hay fever and other allergies which, though most common in spring, are a focus for research all year round.


Mobility research

How do I get from A to B? If only it were that simple! But growing cities and climate change demand new transport solutions. In this edition we present trends in mobility research in Germany. You can also read how an innovative start-up culture is supported at German universities, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

Newsletter: March 2018