5 reasons for coming to Germany
- © DAAD / Volker Lannert
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:
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
Innovative strength and scientific curiosity have taken Germany to second place among the most active nations when it comes to patent, brand and design applications. The country is one of the world’s ground-breaking research nations, 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. You will like Germany!
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.