Science and Research in Germany

Here we introduce you to the main actors in the science and technology field.

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Research in Germany

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.

The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

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.


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.

Statue of Alexander von Humboldt outside Humboldt University

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Leibniz Association

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.

Fraunhofer Research Organisation

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.

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:

Science and Research in Germany

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