June 2022

Take a trip to "Research Wonderland" Germany with our new short film and discover what's on offer for international talents! And there's a lot more to explore: a record-breaking swimming chemistry professor, 1st place again in an ERC award competition, and funding opportunities and events to help you plan your own research trip.

New film: two minutes in a research wonderland

Research careers
From the maritime North to the Alps in the South: our short film takes you on a journey to "Research Wonderland" Germany.

CLEANDANUBE – a swimming professor for a river free of microplastics

Andreas Fath is a man on a mission: the professor of chemistry at Furtwangen University is swimming 2,700 km along the entire Danube river to take and analyse water samples. His goal: a clean Danube free of plastic.

Germany tops competition for ERC Advanced Grants

Stats & numbers
Reason to celebrate among German-based applicants for an ERC Advanced Grant: once again, they were able to secure the highest number of grants in one of the ERC's prestigious award rounds. Of the 253 winners across Europe, 61 will conduct their research at institutions in Germany.

1,200 years of architectural history

Living in Germany
A place of religious worship and royal coronations for centuries – Aachen Cathedral also reflects the passage of time in its magnificent architecture.


Germany’s first UNESCO Cultural Heritage site: Aachen Cathedral.

Upcoming events

Meet us at the following occasions:

"Research in Germany" at ASM Microbe 2022

The American Society for Microbiology general meeting is the largest international meeting in its field. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, "Research in Germany" will once again participate in the conference from 9 to 13 June in Washington, D.C.


"Research in Germany" Virtual Career Fair

Learn more about your research options in Germany! Meet representatives of German universities, research and funding organisations online on 23 June 2022. Register now!


Monthly Research Talk July: Meet the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Are you planning a PhD or research stay in Germany and are looking for funding? Then meet us online and learn more about DAAD funding opportunities. Get your questions answered on 5 July 2022, 14-14:30 (CET)!


"Research in Germany" at the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum 2022

Visit our booth at the FENS Forum from 9 to 13 July in Paris to find out more about research, funding and career options in neurosciences in Germany. Get in touch with neuroscientists and funding organisations from Germany at our special networking event.