Research in Germany

Germany is a top destination for PhD students, postdocs, and senior scientists. The website "Research in Germany" helps you to find your way to Germany, to seek for PhD positions, research jobs or funding opportunities. It describes the German research landscape and helps you plan your career and life in Germany. Welcome to Germany - the Land of Ideas!

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Why Germany

There are many good reasons for doing research in  Germany. It is one of the most innovative, stable and well endowed  research nations  and its universities and research institutions are among the best in the world. Values like freedom and diversity as well as social and ecological responsibility are considered important to ensure knowledge gain and societal progress.

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Here you will find a selection of the latest R&D news from German universities, non-university research institutes and industrial research facilities.

A new possible explanation for the Hubble tension

The universe is expanding. How fast it does so is described by the so-called Hubble-Lemaitre constant. But there is a dispute about how big this constant actually is: Different measurement methods provide contradictory values. This so-called “Hubble tension” poses a puzzle for cosmologists. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and St. Andrews are now proposing a new solution: Using an alternative theory of gravity, the discrepancy in the measured values can be easily explained - the Hubble tension disappears. The study has now been published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).
Dec 1, 2023, 2:09:15 PM

Study on kids an a career: Traditional role models still largely exist

A representative survey by IU International University of Applied Sciences still reveals significant differences between the sexes in some cases
Dec 1, 2023, 12:58:19 PM

Small and medium-sized enterprises are disadvantaged when participating in public tenders

The German government wants to amend public procurement to make it more efficient and sustainable. To not further increase the hurdles for SMEs, the IfM researchers believe that the planned amendment should be implemented in two stages: Firstly, the existing obstacles for SMEs in the procurement process should be removed - and only then should public procurement be made more sustainable.
Dec 1, 2023, 12:45:30 PM

A drone with ears

When a natural disaster occurs, every minute counts. Unmanned aerial vehicles are often used to assist the search for survivors as they can provide an initial overview of difficult-to-reach areas and help to detect victims — provided they are visible. Researchers at the Fraunhofer FKIE are looking to close a gap in the provision of disaster management services with a new technology: In the future, drones equipped with microphone arrays will be able to precisely locate cries for help and other acoustic signals from victims from the air and supply information about their location to the rescue teams. This increases the chances of a rapid rescue for victims who cannot be spotted by camera.
Dec 1, 2023, 12:26:28 PM

PicoRuler: Molecular Rulers for High-Resolution Microscopy

A team from the Rudolf Virchow Zentrum – Center for Integrative and Translational Bioimaging at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg, led by Dr Gerti Beliu and Professor Markus Sauer, presents a groundbreaking advance for the world of high-resolution fluorescence microscopy: The innovative method enables researchers for the first time to use biomolecules as molecular rulers to calibrate the latest super-resolution microscopy methods, which have a resolution of just a few nanometres.
Dec 1, 2023, 9:12:05 AM

New research shows what NASA can teach organizations on strategic agility

In their 60-year’s history, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had to go through several radical organizational changes. New research by ESMT Berlin and Warwick Business School shows what NASA’s history can teach organizations about strategic agility, and how organizations can adapt their business models effectively to cater to external challenges.
Nov 30, 2023, 4:34:26 PM

A new possible explanation for the Hubble tension

The universe is expanding. How fast it does so is described by the so-called Hubble-Lemaitre constant. But there is a dispute about how big this constant actually is: Different measurement methods provide contradictory values. This so-called “Hubble tension” poses a puzzle for cosmologists. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and St. Andrews are now proposing a new solution: Using an alternative theory of gravity, the discrepancy in the measured values can be easily explained - the Hubble tension disappears. The study has now been published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).
Dec 1, 2023, 2:09:15 PM

Study on kids an a career: Traditional role models still largely exist

A representative survey by IU International University of Applied Sciences still reveals significant differences between the sexes in some cases
Dec 1, 2023, 12:58:19 PM

Small and medium-sized enterprises are disadvantaged when participating in public tenders

The German government wants to amend public procurement to make it more efficient and sustainable. To not further increase the hurdles for SMEs, the IfM researchers believe that the planned amendment should be implemented in two stages: Firstly, the existing obstacles for SMEs in the procurement process should be removed - and only then should public procurement be made more sustainable.
Dec 1, 2023, 12:45:30 PM

A drone with ears

When a natural disaster occurs, every minute counts. Unmanned aerial vehicles are often used to assist the search for survivors as they can provide an initial overview of difficult-to-reach areas and help to detect victims — provided they are visible. Researchers at the Fraunhofer FKIE are looking to close a gap in the provision of disaster management services with a new technology: In the future, drones equipped with microphone arrays will be able to precisely locate cries for help and other acoustic signals from victims from the air and supply information about their location to the rescue teams. This increases the chances of a rapid rescue for victims who cannot be spotted by camera.
Dec 1, 2023, 12:26:28 PM

PicoRuler: Molecular Rulers for High-Resolution Microscopy

A team from the Rudolf Virchow Zentrum – Center for Integrative and Translational Bioimaging at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg, led by Dr Gerti Beliu and Professor Markus Sauer, presents a groundbreaking advance for the world of high-resolution fluorescence microscopy: The innovative method enables researchers for the first time to use biomolecules as molecular rulers to calibrate the latest super-resolution microscopy methods, which have a resolution of just a few nanometres.
Dec 1, 2023, 9:12:05 AM

New research shows what NASA can teach organizations on strategic agility

In their 60-year’s history, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had to go through several radical organizational changes. New research by ESMT Berlin and Warwick Business School shows what NASA’s history can teach organizations about strategic agility, and how organizations can adapt their business models effectively to cater to external challenges.
Nov 30, 2023, 4:34:26 PM
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