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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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.

Only One in Three People Enjoy Talking about Politics - The Reasons Are More Social than Political

The current issue of the “MZES Focus” series, published by the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES), is dedicated to attitudes towards political conversations - both in general and in the case of differences in opinion.
Jun 19, 2024, 6:10:30 PM

Parkinson's disease - New test procedure enables early detection in patients at risk

In an international cooperation project, researchers from the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), the Paracelsus-Elena-Klinik Kassel and University College London (UCL) have developed a test procedure that makes it possible to predict the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in at-risk patients up to seven years before the onset of typical motor symptoms using a blood sample. The next step is to further develop this test for clinical application. The four-year PROPAG-AGING project was funded by the EU with a total of around six million euros. The results have been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.
Jun 19, 2024, 12:43:10 PM

Evolution of reciprocity with limited payoff memory

Direct reciprocity facilitates cooperation in repeated social interactions. Traditional models suggest that individuals learn to adopt conditionally cooperative strategies if they have multiple encounters with their partner. However, most existing models make rather strong assumptions about how individuals decide to keep or change their strategies.
Jun 19, 2024, 12:02:07 PM

MCC study sheds light on the fragile financing of climate policy in Germany

The “Climate and Transformation Fund” (KTF), the central financing instrument for the climate transition in Germany, is overburdened. The reserve set aside as a safety cushion, which for a long time had totalled tens of billions of euros, is as good as gone. Projections for key expenditure items show a high level of momentum, and without help from federal money, many funding programmes are at risk. This is shown in a study by the Berlin-based climate research institute MCC (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change) launched to coincide with the current government consultations on the 2025 federal budget and medium-term financial planning to 2028.
Jun 19, 2024, 11:41:59 AM

Pupil dilation decreases with age

Poor lighting conditions can reduce quality of life Our eyesight declines with age: Poor lighting or strong contrasts between light and dark can limit the ability of older people to react in everyday life, resulting in a negative impact on the sleep-wake-rhythm. As neuroscientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen and the University of Basel confirm, this is also due to the diminishing ability of the eye´s pupil to dilate sufficiently. Their results have now been published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
Jun 19, 2024, 10:00:00 AM

Jena Research Team Receives “Thüringer Forschungspreis” (Thuringian Research Prize)

Fraunhofer scientists awarded for innovative 2D materials research: For their research into customized 2D materials, a team of four scientists from Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF have been awarded the “Thüringer Forschungspreis” (Thuringian Research Prize). The award for scientific excellence in the category “Applied Research” was presented today at a ceremony at the Technical University Ilmenau and is endowed with 25,000 euros.
Jun 18, 2024, 7:14:53 PM

Only One in Three People Enjoy Talking about Politics - The Reasons Are More Social than Political

The current issue of the “MZES Focus” series, published by the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES), is dedicated to attitudes towards political conversations - both in general and in the case of differences in opinion.
Jun 19, 2024, 6:10:30 PM

Parkinson's disease - New test procedure enables early detection in patients at risk

In an international cooperation project, researchers from the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), the Paracelsus-Elena-Klinik Kassel and University College London (UCL) have developed a test procedure that makes it possible to predict the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in at-risk patients up to seven years before the onset of typical motor symptoms using a blood sample. The next step is to further develop this test for clinical application. The four-year PROPAG-AGING project was funded by the EU with a total of around six million euros. The results have been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.
Jun 19, 2024, 12:43:10 PM

Evolution of reciprocity with limited payoff memory

Direct reciprocity facilitates cooperation in repeated social interactions. Traditional models suggest that individuals learn to adopt conditionally cooperative strategies if they have multiple encounters with their partner. However, most existing models make rather strong assumptions about how individuals decide to keep or change their strategies.
Jun 19, 2024, 12:02:07 PM

MCC study sheds light on the fragile financing of climate policy in Germany

The “Climate and Transformation Fund” (KTF), the central financing instrument for the climate transition in Germany, is overburdened. The reserve set aside as a safety cushion, which for a long time had totalled tens of billions of euros, is as good as gone. Projections for key expenditure items show a high level of momentum, and without help from federal money, many funding programmes are at risk. This is shown in a study by the Berlin-based climate research institute MCC (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change) launched to coincide with the current government consultations on the 2025 federal budget and medium-term financial planning to 2028.
Jun 19, 2024, 11:41:59 AM

Pupil dilation decreases with age

Poor lighting conditions can reduce quality of life Our eyesight declines with age: Poor lighting or strong contrasts between light and dark can limit the ability of older people to react in everyday life, resulting in a negative impact on the sleep-wake-rhythm. As neuroscientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen and the University of Basel confirm, this is also due to the diminishing ability of the eye´s pupil to dilate sufficiently. Their results have now been published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
Jun 19, 2024, 10:00:00 AM

Jena Research Team Receives “Thüringer Forschungspreis” (Thuringian Research Prize)

Fraunhofer scientists awarded for innovative 2D materials research: For their research into customized 2D materials, a team of four scientists from Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF have been awarded the “Thüringer Forschungspreis” (Thuringian Research Prize). The award for scientific excellence in the category “Applied Research” was presented today at a ceremony at the Technical University Ilmenau and is endowed with 25,000 euros.
Jun 18, 2024, 7:14:53 PM
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