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.

New Study Reveals the Costs of Sanctions

What effect do economic sanctions have on the countries affected, such as Russia or Iran? What impact do they have on the sanctioning states? And is there possibly an ideal coalition of sanction partners? Economists from Würzburg, Kiel, Berlin and Bielefeld have analysed these questions. They have now published their findings in the renowned journal "Economic Policy".
Jun 20, 2024, 3:45:00 PM

From two images to a 3D object

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have succeeded in generating precise 3D reconstructions of objects using images from only two camera perspectives. Their method works even with images captured in their natural surroundings. Previously, such reconstructions were possible only with hundreds of perspectives or under laboratory conditions. Camera-based reconstructions are used in autonomous driving or when preserving historical monuments.
Jun 20, 2024, 3:29:53 PM

Cloud shift from day to night amplifies global warming - How changing cloud patterns are exacerbating climate change

In a warming climate, cloud patterns are changing in ways that amplify global warming. A team of researchers led by Professor Johannes Quaas from Leipzig University and Hao Luo and Professor Yong Han from Sun Yat-sen University in China have discovered increasingly asymmetric changes in cloud cover: cloud cover decreases more during the day than at night. This asymmetry means that the cooling effect of clouds is decreasing during the day and their warming effect is increasing at night, adding to global warming. The researchers have published their new findings in the journal “Science Advances”.
Jun 20, 2024, 3:23:09 PM

Hidden partners: Symbiodolus bacteria found in various insect orders

The endosymbiont Symbiodolus clandestinus, living inside insect cells, has remained undiscovered until now. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology report its discovery in at least six insect orders. Using fluorescence in situ hybridisation, they showed that Symbiodolus is present in all life stages and tissues of infected insects. The symbiont is abundant in reproductive organs of adult females, eggs, and larvae, suggesting transovarial transmission. The interactions with host insects are not yet understood, but Symbiodolus likely impacts insect communities and ecosystems considerably.
Jun 20, 2024, 11:43:29 AM

Groundbreaking study from Constructor University reveals strategies for effective Industry 4.0 implementation

Constructor University researchers, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hendro Wicaksono, Linda Angreani and Annas Vijaya, published a new groundbreaking study on Industry 4.0 technologies in the leading Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Their research powerfully illustrates how companies can navigate the complexities of integrating advanced technologies, such as automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) into their manufacturing processes.
Jun 20, 2024, 11:39:58 AM

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

New Study Reveals the Costs of Sanctions

What effect do economic sanctions have on the countries affected, such as Russia or Iran? What impact do they have on the sanctioning states? And is there possibly an ideal coalition of sanction partners? Economists from Würzburg, Kiel, Berlin and Bielefeld have analysed these questions. They have now published their findings in the renowned journal "Economic Policy".
Jun 20, 2024, 3:45:00 PM

From two images to a 3D object

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have succeeded in generating precise 3D reconstructions of objects using images from only two camera perspectives. Their method works even with images captured in their natural surroundings. Previously, such reconstructions were possible only with hundreds of perspectives or under laboratory conditions. Camera-based reconstructions are used in autonomous driving or when preserving historical monuments.
Jun 20, 2024, 3:29:53 PM

Cloud shift from day to night amplifies global warming - How changing cloud patterns are exacerbating climate change

In a warming climate, cloud patterns are changing in ways that amplify global warming. A team of researchers led by Professor Johannes Quaas from Leipzig University and Hao Luo and Professor Yong Han from Sun Yat-sen University in China have discovered increasingly asymmetric changes in cloud cover: cloud cover decreases more during the day than at night. This asymmetry means that the cooling effect of clouds is decreasing during the day and their warming effect is increasing at night, adding to global warming. The researchers have published their new findings in the journal “Science Advances”.
Jun 20, 2024, 3:23:09 PM

Hidden partners: Symbiodolus bacteria found in various insect orders

The endosymbiont Symbiodolus clandestinus, living inside insect cells, has remained undiscovered until now. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology report its discovery in at least six insect orders. Using fluorescence in situ hybridisation, they showed that Symbiodolus is present in all life stages and tissues of infected insects. The symbiont is abundant in reproductive organs of adult females, eggs, and larvae, suggesting transovarial transmission. The interactions with host insects are not yet understood, but Symbiodolus likely impacts insect communities and ecosystems considerably.
Jun 20, 2024, 11:43:29 AM

Groundbreaking study from Constructor University reveals strategies for effective Industry 4.0 implementation

Constructor University researchers, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hendro Wicaksono, Linda Angreani and Annas Vijaya, published a new groundbreaking study on Industry 4.0 technologies in the leading Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Their research powerfully illustrates how companies can navigate the complexities of integrating advanced technologies, such as automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) into their manufacturing processes.
Jun 20, 2024, 11:39:58 AM

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
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