The “Research in Germany” portal is the central information platform of the initiative to "Promote Innovation and Research in Germany" by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Editorial responsibility for the Portal lies with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The portal gives an overview of the German research landscape and funding system, and provides interesting news from the scientific world. Additionally, practical information supports foreign scientists and researchers in their decision to collaborate with German research organisations or to complete a research stay in Germany.

Topics covered by the 'Research in Germany' Portal

Research Landscape

Science and research in Germany are characterised by an excellent infrastructure, a wide variety of disciplines, well-equipped research facilities and competent staff. Germany offers various forms of research locations: universities, non-university institutes, companies and institutions run by federal or state (Länder) authorities.

Link: Research Landscape

Research Jobs & Careers

Many international researchers choose to live and work in Germany. Before coming to Germany, important questions have to be answered: “Where can I find open Phd or research positions?”, “Do I need a work permit?”, “What are the funding options?”. To help you get started we provide you with information about career and funding opportunities for international researchers and give you some tips for planning your research stay in Germany.

Link: Jobs & Careers

Research Funding

Germany places great emphasis on globally networked research cooperation. Many organisations support international researchers and academics: Today more than 32,000 are being supported with scholarships. Besides this, research funding in Germany has the goal of financing the development of new ideas and technologies. The range covers everything from basic research in natural sciences, new technologies to structural research funding at institutions of higher education.
Link: Funding

Living in Germany

The world knows the “Land of Ideas” not just from its products “Made in Germany” but also as the “land of poets and thinkers” with a high standard of living. This includes a unique cultural range with a huge music and theatre scene. More than 20 million tourists travel to Germany every year – they wander around the capital Berlin, enjoy the unique cultural range with a huge music and theatre scene or experience the many-sided countryside.  Here you will find some information on the German regulations governing issues such as visas or health insurance.
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