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Research news

Here you will find a selection of the latest R&D news from German universities, non-university research institutes and industrial research facilities.

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Latest Thinking

Would you like to get an idea of what kind of projects researchers carry out in Germany? "Latest Thinking" makes research visible: researchers from all over the world present their projects and share their thoughts with you in these new academic video publications! Get to know the people behind exciting research questions being worked on in Germany. No prior expert knowledge required!

Global Health

Discover weekly content about how researchers and other players in Germany are contributing to improved health around the world with their international and interdisciplinary work.


We are faced with environmental challenges. This requires us to transform today’s oil based economy towards the sustainable use of renewable resources

EnergInno Brazil

EnergInno Brazil is a new campaign that aims at strengthening the scientific research and industrial cooperation between the Brazilian and German sector of sustainable energy, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. In the field of green energy, EnergInno Brazil focuses on the Brazilian and German markets of Green Hydrogen and Biogas. The campaign is led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as a constituent component of "Research in Germany". 

Keyvisual EnergyInno Brazil 2022, 16:9, BASIC

InnoHealth USA

InnoHealth USA is designed to strengthen the scientific research and the cooperation between the US and German health sector, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. The campaign InnoHealth USA is led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as another constituent component of the Research in Germany initiative, lasting from 2020-2021.

Keyvisual of the campaign InnoHealth USA showing an human eye surrounded by virtual signs, on the left side of the picture you find an orange-pink stripe.

The Future of Work

In its current High-Tech Strategy 2025, the German Federal Government has defined “Economy and Work 4.0” as one of six priority topics for the promotion of research and innovation. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is taking this goal to an international level with its current campaign “The Future of Work”.

More research areas

Visit our publications page and take a look at our subject-specific brochures on a wide variety of research areas. 

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Cancer Research

Germany is one of the leading actors in the pursuit of researching, fighting and ultimately annihilating cancer. Learn more about who does cancer research in Germany.

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