Cutting-edge research is flourishing at Germany’s Universities of Excellence and Clusters of Excellence. Ten universities and one university consortium in Germany were honoured by the Federal Government and the German states in 2019 as part of the Excellence Strategy adopted in 2016. Also, 57 Clusters of Excellence conducting outstanding research at 34 university locations were selected for funding.
The two funding lines of Germany’s Excellence Strategy are financially equipped with a total of 533 million euros per year by the federal and state (Länder) governments. With this investment they want to enable scientific excellence in research, raise the profiles of the universities, and encourage even closer networking and cooperation among research performing organisations to strengthen the international competitiveness and visibility of German research in the long term.