Research & Development
German research landscape
Science and research in Germany are characterised by a distinguished infrastructure, a wide variety of disciplines, well-equipped research facilities and competent staff. Germany offers various forms of research locations: universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university institutes, companies and Federal as well as Länder Institutions. All in all, there are approximately 750 public-funded research institutions in Germany, plus research and development centres run by industrial corporations.
Kompetenznetze Deutschland - networking for innovation
The initiative "Networks of Competence Germany" by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) brings together the most innovative and capable national networks of competence with technological orientation. These networks characteristically stand out for their high level of activity and cooperation. They share commonly formulated goals, are regionally anchored, and excel both in minimizing distance to markets and industry, and in their dynamics and flexibility.
Networking for innovation
innovations report - Forum for science, industry and business
With content from more than 8,200 partners and 1115,000 publications, innovation report offers up-to-date R&D results and information on leading-edge technologies, processes, products and services from innovative companies and well-known reasearch institutes around the world.
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).
The European Union is workingto create a common European Research Area. Joint political decisions underpin cooperation in the field of research between the countries of Europe.
European Research Area
EURAXESS Links Singapore
EURAXESS Links is a networking tool for European researchers abroad. EURAXESS Links in Singapore provides them with information about research in Europe and Singapore, latest developments in research policy, and opportunities for research funding, international collaboration and for trans-national mobility. Membership is free. Futher information, registration & contact info: