Research and Technology

Timbering plant in Wunsiedel

Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.

In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel was honored as “Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. The town already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year.

Sonneblume-Solarpanel

The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

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Cutting-edge International Research in Germany: The x-ray laser European XFEL

The X-ray Laser European XFEL is a unique research facility being set up in the North of Germany. Starting in 2017, it will generate extremely intense x-ray flashes to make the tiniest particles visible. XFEL will attract scientists from around the world.

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Germany's Energiewende - the energy revolution - up close.

The goal of Germany's Energiewende, or energy tranformation, is very clear. To make energy production in Germany sustainable and act responsibly for subsequent generations. The target: by 2050, 80 percent of Germany's electricity should be from renewables. Some towns in Germany are way ahead of the game. Take Wolfhagen in the state of Hesse, where the energy revolution has already taken place.

Bildungspartnerschaft Afrika

New online portal launched for the High-Tech Strategy

The German Government’s 2020 High-Tech Strategy unites the various strands of the Government’s activities in research and innovation

Earth System Knowledge Platform

Windrad

On the Earth System Knowledge Platform scientists of the Helmholtz Association present current findings, real-time data and background information in form of short, comprehensible articles, infographics, photographs and film clips. Natural hazards, climate change and pollution are the topics of the online service.

Newsletter "Research in Germany"

The Newsletter "Research in Germany" appears once every two months with news and information on the latest developments in German science and research. It includes up-to-date articles and interviews on collaborative international research as well as on appropriate sources of funding and offers the international research community the opportunity to discover more about the diversity of Germany's science and research landscape and to find suitable partners for their collaborative research projects. If you would like to receive the newsletter with important information on R&D in Germany by Email on a regular basis, please register here.

Germany for Researchers

Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

EURAXESS Germany is an information and advice point for internationally mobile researchers wishing to come to Germany or go abroad to work in research. On this website you can find information on funding opportunities, job offers, social security and tax issues and other topics relating to researcher mobility. 

Research and technology

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

Air Quality in Cyprus

With the assistance of the University of Stuttgart an air quality monitoring system has been launched in Cyprus. Information on air quality in the cities and the countryside at every hour is indicated on its website.

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives.

The Cyprus Institute

The Cyprus Institute is a partner of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and signed a collaboration agreement with the Research Center Jülich.