Science, Research and Technology

Research in Gemany

Research in Germany Newsletter

Visit the Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s portal “Research in Germany” and discover for yourself what makes Germany such a good location for science and research. If you subscribe to the newsletter you will, every two months, receive regular information on current research projects and findings, as well as on how to cooperate with German research and scientific centres and universities.

The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Enlarge image The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities is the umbrella organisation of eight academies of sciences and humanities that collaborate to promote their common interests. The Union comprises more than 1900 scholars from a diverse range of academic disciplines. All members are outstanding representatives of their research fields, both nationally and internationally. We are committed to promoting scientific exchange, excellence in research, and supporting emerging new talent in science and humanities.


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

The DFG is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities.

The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the states and the Federal Government, which are represented in all Grants Committees. At the same time, the voting system and procedural regulations guarantee science-driven decisions.

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.

Max Planck Society

Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organization that primarily promotes and supports research at its own institutes.

The Leibniz Association

  Leibniz Association Enlarge image Leibniz Association (© Leibniz Association) The Leibniz Association connects 86 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance. They conduct knowledge-driven and applied basic research, maintain scientific infrastructure and provide research-based services.

Fraunhofer Research Organisation

Enlarge image Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

Helmholtz Gemeinschaft

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

The Helmholtz Association contributes to solving major challenges facing society, science and industry with top scientific achievements in six research areas: Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter, Transport and Space.