Current events in Ukraine show us how vulnerable peace and freedom can be. We condemn Russia's attack on Ukraine, which is contrary to international law. The solidarity of German politics and the scientific community goes out to the Ukrainian students and scientists. Read more in the press release from the Alliance of German Science Organisations in our first news item below. Furthermore, the 2022 update of the Academic Freedom Index holds some good news for researchers in Germany. Take care!
Solidarity with partners in Ukraine – consequences for science and the humanities
The Alliance regards the Russian invasion as an attack on the fundamental values of freedom, democracy and self-determination, which in turn provide the basis for academic freedom and opportunities for academic cooperation.
Academic Freedom Index 2022: Germany in the lead
Stats & numbers
The Academic Freedom Index regularly provides data on the state of academic freedom worldwide. In the recently published 2022 version, Germany ranks first place, while at the same time an alarming negative trend can be observed at the global level.
Rising birth rate of unicorns in Germany
Last year produced a record number of German unicorns, as more and more German start-ups are achieving one-billion-dollar-plus status. The global boom in venture capital investment is reshaping the start-up landscape in Europe’s largest economy.
DWIH go San Francisco
The German Centres for Research and Innovation (DWIH) launched a new sixth location: from this month, the DWIH San Francisco will offer targeted exchange opportunities for German and American R&I stakeholders near Silicon Valley. Official opening will be on 29 April.
New video: "Good reasons to do research in Germany"
Join one of the leading research nations in the world and benefit from great career opportunities in a unique research landscape! It is certainly worth taking a closer look at Germany – and our new video.
An Indian physicist zooms in on microbes
At the University of Jena in the East of Germany, the physicist Arnica Karuna is using spectroscopy to improve our view of life at the microscale.
- PhD scholarships from the Wüstenrot Stiftung (Apply by 1 May 2022)
- Green Talents Competition 2022 (Application period: 12 April–24 May 2022)
- Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science from the Joachim Herz Foundation (Deadline: 7 June 2022)
- MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (Applications possible from spring until 14 September 2022)
- Falling Walls Labs 2022 (Various application deadlines)
- DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research (Find currently available fellowships and deadlines here)
Meet us at the following occasions:
"Research in Germany" at AACR 2022, the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
The annual meeting of the AACR will take place this year from 8 to 13 April. The initiative "Research in Germany" will take part in events both in New Orleans, USA, and virtually and will present the German research landscape in the field of cancer research.More
"Research in Germany" at the African Studies Association of Africa Conference
Visit "Research in Germany" at the virtual part of the African Studies Association of Africa Conference! Find out more about research and funding opportunities in Germany at our virtual booth or join our additional online information event "African Studies and Funding Opportunities in Germany" on 12 April.More
EnergInno Brazil: Research2Industry Days
Register by 6 May 2022 to attend EnergInno Brazil's Research2Industry Days on 10 and 11 May in São Paulo. The event for stakeholders in Brazil's sustainable energy sector will feature best practices, workshops, discussions and time for networking.More
"Research in Germany" at the BCF Career Event 2022
Be part of the BCF Career Event 2022 in Utrecht (NL) on 19 May to learn about career opportunities at German research institutions and universities! Interested students and researchers are invited to register for free.More
"Research in Germany" online talk series: "Do your research in Germany"
Join our online talk series from 30 May to 2 June at 14:00 (CEST) each day and chat with experts about research and funding possibilities for PhD and postdoc candidates in Germany. Find out more about the research performing institutions and get practical tips for your application! Registration will be open until the start of each online talk.More