Research in Germany


Research in Germany

Germany is an excellent choice to carry out a research project and to get in touch with the German and international scientific community! 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 research institutes, companies and institutions run by federal or state authorities. There are approximately 750 publicly funded research institutions in Germany, plus research and development centres run by companies. The German research field is characterized by close partnerships and networks among the various research institutions.

Internationally, Germany occupies a leading position in science and research. Germany offers excellent research opportunities in an open interaction with German colleagues. If you come to do research work in Germany, you will be able to build up your own professional network with contacts not only in Germany, but in other European countries and beyond.

Research in Germany is carried out on the highest international level. So far, German Scientists have received a total of 84 Nobel Prizes for their achievements in the field of natural sciences, including 32 in chemistry, 29 in physics, and 22 in medicine or physiology. With a total of 318 institutions of higher education, Germany possesses one of the best and best organized educational systems in the world. German universities offer international students and postgraduates as well as guest researchers excellent opportunities for carrying out their own research projects. In Germany, English is the common language of research - German scientific journals use English as a publishing language.

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