Newsletter "Research in Germany" - September 2015

Can you imagine living on another planet? In a few years’ time, that might be possible – given space researchers’ current spectacular experiments and discoveries. We present a number of exciting projects. Also in this issue: Nobel Prize winner Professor Stefan Hell explains how his revolutionary idea makes the tiniest of objects visible and tells us what he particularly likes about Germany as a place to do research. And we provide information on current funding programmes as well as giving an exciting answer to the question of what the world sounds like.

IN FOCUS: Space research


Current Calls

Building international cooperation

The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports cooperation with international research partners. Applications can be submitted at any time.


Science Tour 2016: City of the Future

What will the metropolises of the future look like? That’s the question numerous higher education institutions, research institutions and businesses in Germany are seeking to answer. You’re an international researcher and interested in exciting projects dealing with mobility and logistics in the city of the future? Then take part in the Science Tour 2016 organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and take a look at highly promising ideas and innovations in Germany! The deadline for applications is 25 September 2015.



Number of the Month: 4 Top researchers

What do a computer scientist, an ecologist, a Jewish studies scholar and an Islamic studies scholar have in common? All four researchers were awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2016.