The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had and still has a huge impact on Germany as well as the entire world. We are currently faced with the situation not to be able to act as host to thousands of international students and researchers as we were before the crisis. Universities and all educational institutions in Germany remain in reduced operation and use virtual formats to comply with the current rules of social distancing. However, we remain a welcoming destination for talented students and researchers from around the world.
Travel restrictions within and to the EU are slowly being lifted. Yet, the dynamics of the pandemic are unpredictable. Therefore: If you intend to apply for research positions, please make sure to get in touch with the respective institution to inquire about the current situation.
A great number of researchers at German higher education and research institutions work around the clock to develop treatments and vaccines against the virus. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) plays a major part in this by making innovative coronavirus-related research a priority.