German Government Supports Research on Namibian Artifacts in German Museums

The German Federal Foreign Office invited Dr Jeremy Silvester of the Museums Association of Namibia from 6 to 17 April 2017 for a research trip to three German museums which house collections of artifacts from Namibia. The programme was organized by the Goethe Institute under the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government.

Windräder einer Windkraftanlage sind bei Bornstedt in der Nähe von Magdeburg...

Research and technology

Presently research and development-intensive industries account for more than half of all industrial production in Germany. Here you will find information on the major German research institutions.

Logo of Green Talents 2017

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

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Research and Academic Relations Initiative

Learn more about the aims of the Research and Academic Relations Initiative 'Connecting worlds of knowledge', its objectives, its instruments, about partner in education. You will also find portraits of foreign scientists in Germany and facts and figures.

Professor Michael Werner and Nicolas Escach from CIERA, Paris

Centers for German and European Studies: A lively, borderless knowledge network

They are important institutions for research on Germany and Europe and drivers of innovation in academic training: the 15 Centers for German and European Studies in eleven countries focus on contemporary issues that transcend the boundaries of individual disciplines. The aim is to educate a young generation of experts on Germany and Europe that will work to achieve international understanding and cooperation. They link the academic, political and public spheres in the country where they are based through their focus on Germany and Europe. Within the framework of its research and academic relations policy the Federal Foreign Office promotes the Centers through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


African Student in Chemnitz

Scholarship programmes: opportunities for the best minds

Stipendiat Zhu Jun, Prof. Jürgen Krause, Uni Göttingen 2010

The Federal Foreign Office funds a variety of scholarship programmes, which are important for the implementation of its research and academic relations policy. The programmes enable the top international specialists of tomorrow to undertake periods of study or research in Germany. At the same time, they lay the foundation for research partnerships with the world’s best minds. Jun Zhu, a lawyer from China and doctoral student in Göttingen, is one of them. Like many highly qualified young graduates from abroad, he receives financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).