April 2022

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!

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Solidarity with partners in Ukraine – consequences for science and the humanities

Science news
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.

The Brandenburg Gate lit up in the colours of the Ukraine flag.

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

Science news
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

Science news
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"

Research careers
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.

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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.

Dr Arnika Karuna is sitting in a room full of technical equipment.

Upcoming events

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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.