Our Publications

The following publications will help you navigate through the German research environment and provide information on research performing organisations, funding and career opportunities, and interesting research areas. Whether you are interested in basic or applied research, an academic career or a position at a non-university research institution – we invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany.

About the German Research Landscape

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The German Research Landscape (2017, 84 pages)

German inventions have changed people´s lives. At the same time, research and development are what keep a successful economy going. This brochure shows who is behind this: universities and research institutes, Federal and state institutions and companies committed to research. Enjoy discovering the German research landscape!

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Career & Funding

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Funding your research in Germany (2017, 72 pages)

A selection of funding programmes for German and foreign academics run by the most important research funding institutions. Target group: international students, graduates, post-docs and academics interested in a research stay in Germany.

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Research Careers in Germany – A guide for international postdocs and experienced researchers (2016, 40 pages)

This brochure outlines the career opportunities Germany offers international postdocs and experienced researchers. It also contains some practical advice about visas, insurance and living in Germany.

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The German doctorate − A guide for doctoral candidates (2015, 40 pages)

This booklet for (prospective) international doctoral students presents the different options for doing a doctorate in Germany. It explains the formal requirements and gives some practical advice on finding the right supervisor or doctoral programme. It also outlines different sponsorship and funding options.

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FAQs – Preparing a successful research stay in Germany (2012, 47 pages)

FAQ Flyer with 14 questions and answers on preparing a research stay in Germany. Target group: International students, graduates, junior and senior scientists interested in research in German.

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Subject-specific Brochures

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Research in Germany - Neurosciences (2017, 17 pages)

Are you interested in studying, pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of Neurosciences in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of Neurosciences.

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Research in Germany - Ecology and Evolution (2017, 17 pages)

Are you interested in pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of Ecology and Evolution in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

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Research in Germany - Humanities and Cultural Studies (2017, 36 pages)

Are you interested in pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of Humanities and Cultural Studies in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

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Research in Germany - Mathematics (2017, 28 pages)

Are you interested in studying, pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of Mathematics in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of Mathematics.

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Research in Germany - Chemistry (2017, 31 Pages)

Are you interested in pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of chemistry in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

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Research in Germany - Social and Behavioural Sciences (2017, 17 pages)

This brochure provides a first insight into research in Germany in the field of social and behavioural sciences and is especially recommended to early career researchers from abroad.

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Research in Germany - Cellular and Molecular Biology (2017, 29 pages)

Are you interested in studying, pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of cellular and molecular biology in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of cellular and molecular biology.

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Research in Germany - Cancer Research (2017, 17 pages)

Are you interested in pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of Cancer Research in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

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Research in Germany - Physics (2017, 43 pages)

Are you interested in pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of Physics in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

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Research in Germany - Geosciences and Environmental Sciences (2016, 17 pages)

Are you interested in studying, pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of geosciences and environmental sciences in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field of geosciences and environmental sciences.

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Research in Germany - Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2016, 15 pages)

Are you interested in pursuing your PhD or getting cooperation partners in the field of Manufacturing Science and Engineering in Germany? We invite you to explore the many opportunities available to you in Germany. This brochure provides students, early career researchers and partners from abroad with information to find places of interest and potential cooperation partners in their specific field.

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