Diverse research opportunities

More than 1000 publicly financed research facilities are available to researchers 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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Fraunhofer Attract

"Fraunhofer Attract" offers researchers the opportunity to further develop their ideas with a focus on potential application. The closing date for applications for projects due to start in June 2019 is 9 April 2019.

Why time sometimes drags and sometimes flies

Why time sometimes drags and sometimes flies

The way we perceive time is extremely subjective. The psychologist Isabell Winkler is keen to find out more about what influences our perception.

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A robotics expert with a humanistic vision

The technical advances of our time are designed first and foremost to benefit humankind. With this in mind, Sami Haddadin is driving forward robotics research in Germany.

AI research in Germany – expertise comes with responsibility

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence provokes all kinds of different reactions, such as fear, scepticism and hope. Researchers in Germany are working on exploiting its potential and minimising its risks. You can also read in this edition how an engineer is developing robots that will benefit society, and why time is a matter of perception. Last but not least, you can learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

Newsletter: February 2019
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Scholarships for undergraduates, graduates and PhD students from the Heinrich Böll Foundation

The Heinrich Böll Foundation supports German and international undergraduates, graduates and PhD students who are socially and politically engaged. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2019.


Number of the month: 57

That's how many Clusters of Excellence there are in Germany. These specially-funded alliances enable scientists to pursue cutting-edge international research in numerous fields.