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Germany's Diverse Research Landscape

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Science and research in Germany are characterized by a distinguished infrastructure, a wide variety of disciplines, well-equipped research facilities and competent staff.

Research Landscape

Research Organizations in Germany

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This tool offers an overview of research organizations in Germany. Find research organizations, maps of German research institutions, or search for research institutes across the country courtesy of this helpful tool at the Land of Ideas' Research in Germany site.

Research Organizations


Ten Innovative Ideas from Germany


What was impossible yesterday is feasible today – and perfectly normal tomorrow. Ten innovative ideas from Germany.

Ten Innovative Ideas

Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation

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Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. Horizon 2020 reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

Horizon 2020

German-US Scientific Cooperation

Bilateral Cooperation with the United States

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The United States is Germany's most important scientific and technological cooperation partner. A large number of joint initiatives are carried out in all fields of science and research.

Networks of German Scientists in North America

GAIN and GSO Logos

GAIN and GSO are the biggest networks of German scholars and scientists in North America.  They were created to improve the flow of information on current career opportunities in Germany. GAIN collaborates mostly with German universities and research institutions, while GSO focusses on the private business sector.

GAIN is a joint initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as a number of associated members, including the German Rectors' Conference, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the Leibniz Association and the Max Planck Society.

GSO is a non-profit-organization, mainly funded by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation.

Science & Technology News

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German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)

GCRI Web Launch

The GCRI New York was established as one of five German Houses of Science and Innovation worldwide. GCRI’s mission is to strengthen transatlantic collaboration in science and technology to help solve the global challenges of the 21st century.


Research in Germany Newsletter

Research in Gemany

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.

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