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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Evonik Foundation scholarships

Evonik Foundation scholarships provide funding for students preparing master’s, doctoral and postdoc theses in the sciences. The next closing date for applications is 28 February 2018.


Research opportunities for international physicists

The physicist Adriana Szeghalmi is researching a coating technology to improve the properties of optical elements. Thanks to the Emmy Noether programme, she was able to design the project herself.


Heisenberg Programme of the German Research Foundation

The Heisenberg Programme of the German Research Foundation supports German and international researchers who have qualified for professorship but have not yet been appointed to a chair. Applications can be submitted at any time.


100,000 tons of tyre debris

That’s how much particulate matter is generated on German roads each year and may end up in our waterways in the form of microplastics. The Federal Research Ministry is funding projects to explore the problem.


A virtual treasure chamber of knowledge

Rock samples, drawings of plants, the first computers – researchers are also avid collectors. The project “Objects Online” makes their finds accessible to everyone.



Germans love museums with their fascinating exhibitions and eclectic collections, and museology is now an established field of study. In this edition you can also read how a young researcher is improving satellite images, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find out how much Neanderthal DNA we have in our genes.

Newsletter: January 2018