February 2020

2019 was an exciting year for the German science community. Ten universities and one university consortium were honoured by the Federal government and the German states as part of the Excellence Strategy, and 57 clusters of excellence have been funded since January 2019. Learn who the German Universities of Excellence are and how they were selected in our current edition. You can also take a closer look at one of the clusters of excellence that is working on the digitalisation of industrial production, meet an award-winning engineering scientist who is accelerating the internet and learn about current calls and upcoming events.

IN FOCUS: Germany's excellence strategy




"Research in Germany"- PhD and Postdoc Matchmaking 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meet German university representatives in one-on-one talks and learn about research possibilities and open positions at their institutions on 16 March 2020 in Buenos Aires. Find out more about one of the world’s leading destinations for researchers in the science and technology sectors, and learn how you can become a part of it.


"Research in Germany" at the MIT European Career Fair 2020, Cambridge, USA

Meet our delegation of professors and representatives from more than 30 German research institutions at the European Career Fair on 22 February. Network with us in roundtable sessions at our "Research in Germany" information session on 23 February. Register here!


Free online course: How to apply for a PhD in Germany

Register now for our free online course on how to apply for a PhD in Germany. You will learn more about how to write a good application, the characteristics of the German research landscape and many other useful topics.