R&D Policy Framework

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How can you generate clean electricity? How are epidemics cured? The world is facing major global challenges that powerful research institutions can help to overcome. The Federal Government is employing various strategies and initiatives to create the right policy framework to ensure Germany is scientifically, technologically and economically equipped to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

With the Higher Education Pact 2020, for example, the Federal Government and the Länder are investing additional funds in the expansion of higher education opportunities and strengthening university research on a lasting basis, while the Excellence Initiative is intensifying competition between universities to achieve outstanding results in all higher education disciplines.

Although they have different emphases, both the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation and the High-Tech Strategy are focusing on networking and interchange. They also encourage cooperation between science and industry.

Furthermore, the Federal Government is devoting greater attention to the important subjects of international exchange and cross-border networking in its Internationalisation Strategy and Research and Academic Relations Initiative.

The new High-Tech Strategy

The new High-Tech Strategy

Innovations are the key to growth, employment, prosperity and quality of life. The new High-Tech Strategy stands for the aim of moving Germany forward on its way to becoming a worldwide innovation leader. www.bmbf.de > High-Tech Strategy The new High-Tech Strategy

Internationalization Strategy

Internationalization Strategy

The Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research presents the Federal Government's answers to the challenges which global competition poses to our science and innovation system.
www.bmbf.de > Internationalization Strategy Internationalization Strategy

Excellence Initiative

Excellence Initiative

The Excellence Initiative aims to promote top-level research and to improve the quality of German universities and research institutions in general. The initiative makes Germany a more attractive research location and more internationally competitive. www.dfg.de > Excellence Initiative Excellence Initiative

Research and Academic Relations Initiative

Research and Academic Relations Initiative

The Research and Academic Relations Initiative is part of the Federal Government’s Internationalisation Strategy. Its guiding principle is that research can make an important contribution to intercultural understanding and to stabilising crisis regions. www.auswaertiges-amt.de > Research and Academic Relations Initiative Research and Academic Relations Initiative

Pact for Research and Innovation

Pact for Research and Innovation

The Federal Government, the federal states (Länder) and German research organisations work together in the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation to improve the competitiveness of German research. More Pact for Research and Innovation

Higher Education Pact 2020

Higher Education Pact 2020

The Higher Education Pact 2020 aims to equip the German higher education system for the challenges of the future, such as rising student numbers and international competition. More Higher Education Pact 2020