Diverse research opportunities

More than 1000 publicly financed research facilities are available to researchers from all over the world.

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Promising team work

In Germany, basic research, applied research, and industrial development complement one another better than in any other country in the world.

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Secure funding

Over 56.000 foreign researchers received financial support from German funding organisations and agencies in 2012.

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Research in the permanent ice

Climate research

Heatwaves, violent storms, drought – climate change is very much evident in the increasingly extreme weather around the globe. Top researchers in Germany are studying all aspects of the climate. You can also read in this edition why the Bronze Age makes an American archaeologist optimistic about the future, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

Newsletter: September 2018
Hunting for archaeological clues in the Bronze Age

Hunting for archaeological clues in the Bronze Age

The archaeologist Lynne M. Rouse from the USA is researching an ancient culture in Turkmenistan and drawing lessons for today from her finds.

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PhD scholarships from the Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Gerda Henkel Foundation supports PhD students with an exceptional track record and whose dissertations are expected to achieve above-average results. Applications for a PhD scholarship can be submitted at any time.

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Leibniz Junior Research Groups

Leibniz Junior Research Groups support postdocs on their way towards a full professorship or tenured position. Applications for funding from 2020 should be submitted by autumn 2018 at the latest.

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1.4 million

Number of the month: 1.4 million

That’s how many hectares of primary forest can be seen on a new map – in Europe, surprisingly enough. Filling an important gap in our knowledge, the map was drawn up by researchers at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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Climate research: from weather data and climate modelling to climate policy

Climate research: from weather data and climate modelling to climate policy

Climate change forecasts extend far into the future. To make predictions more reliable, climate researchers gather all kinds of data and experiment with climate models.

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