Research in Germany


Research in Germany

Highly developed research landscape

Germany enjoys a long tradition of outstanding research and development. These roots begin with Johannes Gutenberg's book printing via Carl Friedrich Benz's automobile and Einstein's Theory of Relativity through to Karlheinz Brandenburg's MP3 format. Moreover, the invention of the refrigerator, the

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neon lamp, the tram, the glider or the smartcard all go back to the work of German scientists. Around 10% of all the Nobel Prizes ever awarded went to German scientists. In the past 15 years, the work of eight German researchers has been acknowledged in the form of a Nobel Prize. This places German third, behind the United States and Britain. A total of 27 German researchers have received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 22 in Physics, and 15 in Medicine respectively Physiology.

German universities and research institutions offer excellent opportunities for doctoral students and researchers from all over the world. (more).

You can find a suitable graduate school or structured PhD programme
- Using the DFG "Research Explorer"
- Using the Search Engine for International Programmes provided by the DAAD

You may also look for
- Graduate schools funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
- Max Planck Research Schools
- Graduate schools and research schools funded by the Helmholtz Association

More information can be found in the following brochures:

Doing a doctorate in Germany

Preparing your Research Stay

Funding your Research Stay

The German Research Landscape

Email- Etiquette

How to find a supervisor

How to write a research proposal


Pakistani postgraduates of all disciplines holding an M.Phil. degree (or equivalent) as well as young postdocs are welcome to apply for a DAAD research grant. The Pakistani Higher Education Commission (HEC) also regularly announces scholarships for doing a doctorate in Germany. Some research schools also offer funded research fellowships. (See also: DAAD scholarships)