Why do research in Germany

Whether you hope to gain international experience, arrange research partnerships or find long-term career prospects in new surroundings, how and where to take the next step up the career ladder are also interesting questions for established researchers. Five reasons why you should come to Germany:

5 reasons to do research in Germany

  • 1. Work at one of the best universities in the world

    Germany is a leading research nation. Its universities are considered among the best in the world. Why not work at a top international university and benefit from Germany’s global reputation and long tradition of outstanding academic research and teaching?

  • 2. Conduct research into the hot topics of the future

    Its innovative strength and scientific curiosity have made Germany one of the most active nations when it comes to patent, brand and industrial design registrations. It is a world leader in groundbreaking research, especially in the fields of the future. These are ideal conditions for a successful research career.

  • 3. You will find your research project here

    Germany has a broad, innovative and diverse research landscape. Universities, higher education institutions and non-university research centres offer the very best conditions for international researchers. Here you will work with researchers from all over the world in interesting, often interdisciplinary projects. Or you can make a contribution to industrial research: German industry leads the world in many fields when it comes to research developments and patent applications.

  • 4. Germany will welcome you with open arms

    Are you among the world’s best in education and research? Then you will receive a warm welcome in Germany. Simplified residence and employment regulations apply to highly qualified international academics and researchers – and their family members.

    You will also find a wide range of support available from funding organisations. Many doors are also open to you as a specialist or manager – especially in research-intensive industries like the automotive, electrical and chemical sectors.

  • 5. Germany is a country with a very high quality of life

    The high quality of life and relatively low living costs make Germany one of the most attractive host countries in the world.

    An excellent healthcare system, a diverse and reliable infrastructure, a clean environment, beautiful landscapes and attractive cities are just a few of the advantages that make life in Germany pleasant.

    And Germany is cosmopolitan and international: roughly one in five inhabitants is an immigrant or stems from a migrant family.

What international researchers say

See what international researchers have to say about their experience in Germany and why they chose to come:

“Very refreshing, very collaborative”

“Very refreshing, very collaborative”

Professor Henry N. Chapman was recently awarded a Leibniz Prize for his groundbreaking research in X-ray physics. He talked to us about his plans for the prize money, what fascinates him about his field of research and what he likes about conducting research in Germany. More “Very refreshing, very collaborative”