October 2021

The new "Research in Germany" spotlight on the topic of global health has just been launched! Apart from this, learn more about the new WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence recently inaugurated in Berlin, discover the interactive Excellence Strategy map, and meet a computer scientist from Saudi Arabia doing his PhD at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn. And finally, of course, don't miss out on our current calls and upcoming events!

WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence inaugurated in Berlin

Science news
To better address pandemic and epidemic risks, a new WHO Hub of global significance was inaugurated in Germany's capital on 1 September. To collect and evaluate data on a global scale, the centre can draw on the expertise of renowned German institutions: its partners include the Charité university hospital Berlin, the Robert Koch Institute and the Hasso Plattner Institute.

The logo of the World Health Organization Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

Regal splendour – the royal palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin

Living in Germany
King Frederick II of Prussia set new standards in many areas. His palaces and parks from the eighteenth century are listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

The magnificent Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam.

At the interface between IT and biology

Using IT to answer tricky questions in the life sciences: that is the goal of Emad Alamoudi, a researcher at the University of Bonn.

A researcher is sitting at his desk holding a pen in his hand. On the desk are laying his laptop and an open book.

Just launched: "Research in Germany" spotlight on global health

Spotlight Global Health
Clear the stage for our new spotlight series on global health! Discover exciting research projects in Germany, meet the inspiring people behind and learn about interesting facts and career and networking options. Watch our introductory video to get started and don't miss any of our weekly added content!

More than 3,000 jobs created in German research clusters

Stats & numbers
Between January 2019 and August 2020, numerous employees were hired in the German clusters of excellence – the majority of them were doctoral students. The aim of the multi-million funding for the clusters under the Excellence Strategy is to enable and push scientific excellence. An overview of all current clusters and universities of excellence can be found in this interactive map.

A map of Germany showing all the Universities and Clusters of Excellence.