Welcome to Germany

Welcome to Germany

Want to spend some time in Germany? How about studying, doing research or teaching there? Take a look for information about study and research programmes, grants, scholarships and other possibilities for support: click the links for helpful tips for an enjoyable and rewarding stay in Germany.

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About Germany (more)

http://www.discover-germany.diplo.de
The German Federal Foreign Office introduces you to German politics, culture and traditions.

https://www.study-in.de/en
This portal of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) tells you about university studies in Germany and about German culture and daily life in Germany.

www.research-in-germany.de/discover_germany
This website gives a wide range of basic facts and figures on Germany. It provides a good insight into all aspects of modern German life.

http://www.land-of-ideas.org
"Germany - Land of Ideas" is a joint campaign by the German Government and German industry to enhance Germany's image worldwide.

http://www.internationale-studierende.de/en/home
The German Studentenwerk (student services) provides comprehensive information for prospective students and foreign students.

http://www.germany.travel
Useful information about Germany: where to go, what to see, what to do.

Employment, insurance (more)

Do you need a visa? What about German social security? All you need to know to live and work in Germany.

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/EinreiseUndAufenthalt/Uebersicht_node.html
This Federal Foreign Office webpage tells you how to find work in Germany and gain entry to the German job market.

www.deutsche-sozialversicherung.de/en
This website explains the German Social Security system.

http://www.recognition-in-germany.de
This web portal tells you how to get your professional and academic qualifications recognized in Germany.

http://ec.europa.eu/eures/home.jsp?lang=en
EURES, the European Job Mobility Portal, is a network for cooperation between the European Commission and the Public Employment Services of the EEA Member States. The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of both workers and employers, as well as for any European citizen wishing to benefit from the guaranteed free movement of persons within Europe.

Learning German (more)

You do not have to know German to do research in Germany, but it helps a lot in daily life and gives you greater insight into German life, culture and traditions.

www.learn-german.net
This DAAD website tells you why, where, and how best to learn German.

www.goethe.de/lrn/wwt/enindex.htm
See this site for German courses available in your country.

Important Internet pages for chemists (more)

www.gdch.de/stellen
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
The German Chemical Society's online job market for chemists announces numerous jobs for doctoral candidates, post-doctoral  job seekers and professors in English.

www.academics.com
The online job market for professionals with a university education.

www.chemeurope.com/en
Information services for the chemical, analytical and laboratory industries.

Research and funding (more)

Learn all about doing research in Germany. Included are databases of research institutes and key information about grants and fellowships for both non-Germans wishing to come to Germany and Germans wanting to live abroad.

www.research-in-germany.de
This internet portal is the first address for anyone interested in the German research landscape.

www.research-in-germany.org/en/research-funding.html
Learn about Germany's research funding system, its funding organizations and funding programmes.

www.research-in-germany.org/en/jobs-and-careers.html
Germany offers highly-qualified PhD students, junior researchers and senior scientists from all over the world outstanding working and career conditions.

http://research-explorer.dfg.de/research_explorer.en.html
The Research Explorer lists over 19,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions: searchable by geographic location, subject and other structural criteria.

www.higher-education-compass.de
The Compass of Higher Education (Hochschulkompass) provides extensive information on Germany's higher education institutions, the range of studies and programmes they offer, whom to contact locally, and the cooperating partners of higher education institutions around the world.

www.euraxess.de/en
Euraxess Germany - the National Coordination Point at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research), is an information point for internationally mobile researchers wishing to come to Germany or to do research outside of Germany. This portal contains practical information about professional and daily life, and job and funding opportunities. 

www.germaninnovation.org
The German Center for Research and Innovation provides information and support for the realization of collaborative projects between North American and German partners.

https://www.daad.de/en
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world for the international exchange of students and scholars. Its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Whether you're a non-German wishing to study in Germany or a German wanting to study abroad, this site has all you need to know.

http://www.daad.org
This DAAD portal addresses North American university students, scholars, scientists and academics, and German scholarship students during their stay in North America.

http://www.funding-guide.de
The DAAD’s scholarship database for non-German students, graduate students and postdocs has information on various kinds of funding through DAAD and other organizations.

www.phdgermany.de
A large variety of job openings and positions for doctoral students appears on the DAAD database PhDGermany.

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/home.html
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation funds research fellowships and awards for outstanding scientists and scholars both in and outside of Germany. It aims to promote academic cooperation among high-level academics.

www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/sponsorship.html
Learn all about the Sponsorship Programmes for Scientists and Scholars

http://www.dfg.de/en/index.jsp
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (German Research Foundation) is an independent organization for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities.

www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes
The DFG funds and coordinates individual research projects and collaborative research programmes that build up the capacities of host institutions. This site provides an overview of all programmes.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/research_careers
DFG's funding programmes particularly target support for young researchers.

https://www.daad.de/rise/en
RISE is a summer internship programme for US American, Canadian and British undergraduate students of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It gives undergraduate students a chance to work with university research groups and top research institutions across Germany for two to three months during the summer.

https://www.daad.de/rise-pro/en
This DAAD programme enables North American Masters and PhD students in biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics to gain sound practical experience in Germany.

https://fulbright.de/
The Fulbright Program provides exchanges between the United States and over 180 countries and territories worldwide. The largest of its exchanges worldwide is the German-American Fulbright Program, which focuses on student exchange, with academic year programmes for professors, lecturers and teaching assistants, and summer internship programmes for students.

http://www.iaeste.org
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an international student exchange programme with partner agencies in more than 80 countries. It provides students in technical fields with paid, course-related, long- or short-term training abroad.  


Non-university research


Four major research organizations in Germany operate independently outside of the university sector:

http://www.mpg.de/en
http://www.mpg.de/career
Germany's 82 Max Planck Institutes serve the general public with basic research in the natural-, life- and social sciences and in the humanities. They offer a variety of jobs and career programmes for young scientists.

http://www.helmholtz.de/en/
http://www.helmholtz.de/en/jobs_talent
The Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organization, with 18 research centres in Germany. It offers jobs and programmes for scientists at every stage of their educations and careers.

http://www.fraunhofer.de/en.html
http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/jobs-career.html 
Fraunhofer’s core task is to carry out practical research in close cooperation with clients from industry and the public sector. With 67 institutes and research units, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest organization for applied research. It offers scientists both research grants and fellowships and various job opportunities.

http://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/home
http://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/careers/ 
The Leibniz Association connects 89 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences to economics, spatial and social sciences and on to the humanities. These independent institutions offer a variety of professional positions.

Chemistry Research

Graduate Schools (GSC) were established at universities in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative. Their objective is to provide training and qualification for outstanding doctoral students from Germany and abroad within an excellent research environment. They serve as an instrument of quality assurance in promoting early career researchers and offer large networks that cover wide areas of research.

Graduate schools for chemistry:

Graduate School

UniversityFurther information

MAterials science IN mainZ" (MAINZ)

Mainz, Kaiserslautern

www.mainz.uni-mainz.de
School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA)Berlin

www.salsa.hu-berlin.de

Darmstadt Graduate School of Energy Science and EngineeringDarmstadtwww.ese.tu-darmstadt.de

Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology Konstanz

Konstanzwww.chembiol.uni-konstanz.de

Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB)

Göttingen

www.uni-goettingen.de/en/sh/56640.html

Graduate School for Life Sciences (GSLS)

Würzburg

www.graduateschools.uni-wuerzburg.de/life_sciences

The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology Heidelberg

Heidelberg

www.hbigs.uni-heidelberg.de

Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM)

Munich

www.qbm.genzentrum.lmu.de

Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences

Munich, Planegg

www.gsn.uni-muenchen.de

International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE)Munichwww.igsse.tum.de

Clusters of Excellence (EXC) were established at universities in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative and promote cutting-edge research. Their objective is to engage in scientific networking and collaboration in research fields of particular promise for the future. They also offer excellent training conditions and career opportunities for early career researchers.

Excellence Clusters for Chemistry: 

Excellence clusterUniversityFurther information
Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass RWTH Aachenhttp://www.fuelcenter.rwth-aachen.de/
Unifying Concepts in CatalysisTU Berlinhttp://www.unicat.tu-berlin.de/
Macromolecular Complexes in ActionFrankfurthttp://www.cef-mc.de/

Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM)

Munich

http://www.cipsm.de/

Cellular Networks-From Molecular Mechanisms to Quantitative Understanding of Complex Functions

Heidelberg

http://www.cellnetworks.uni-hd.de/

Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)

Munich

www.nano-initiative-munich.de/en

BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies - from Analysis to Synthesis

Freiburg

http://www.bioss.uni-freiburg.de/

Inflammation at Interfaces

Kiel

http://www.inflammation-at-interfaces.de/

Munich Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP)

Munich

http://www.munich-photonics.de/

The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI): Structure, Dynamics and Control of Matter at the Atomic Scale

Hamburg

www.cui.uni-hamburg.de/en

RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation) - Understanding and Design of Solvent Controlled Processes

Bochum

www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/solvation

Engineering of Advanced Materials - Hierarchical Structure Formation for Functional Devices (EAM)FAU Erlangen-Nuremberghttp://www.eam.uni-erlangen.de/

Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) are organisational units established at universities which enable researchers to pursue an outstanding research programme crossing the boundaries of disciplines, institutes, departments and faculties. The traditional Collaborative Research Centre is generally applied for by one university and is conducted by researchers of that university. Early career support is a key objective of the Collaborative Research Centre Programme. Early career researchers may get involved in a CRC in numerous ways, for example within the framework of an Integrated Research Training Group. Collaborative Research Centres are funded for a period of up to 12 years. 

Collaborative Research Centres 

TitleUniversityFurther information
Functional Microgels and Microgel SystemsRWTH Aachenwww.microgels.de
From Particulate Nanosytems to MesotechnologyBayreuthwww.sfb840.uni-bayreuth.de
Understanding of Oxide/Water Systems at the Molecular Scale: Structural Evolution, Interfaces and DissolutionHU Berlinwww.chemie.hu-berlin.de/forschung/sfb1109
Nanocarriers: Architecture, Transport and Tropical Applicaiton of Drugs for Therapeutic UseFU Berlinwww.sfb1112.de/en
Multivalency as Chemical Organization and Action Principle: New Architectures, Functions and ApplicationsFU Berlinwww.sfb765.de
Chemistry at Spin Centers - Concepts, Mechanisms, ApplicationsBonnwww.chemie.uni-bonn.de/forschung/sfb-813
Synthetic Carbon AllotropesFAU Erlangen-Nurembergwww.sfb953.fau.de
Supramolecular Chemistry on ProteinsEssenwww.uni-due.de/crc1093  
Functionality Controlled by Organization in and between MembranesGöttingenwww.sfb803.uni-goettingen.de
Function by SwitchingKielwww.sfb677.uni-kiel.de
Nanodimensional Polymer Therapeutics for Tumour TherapyMainzwww.sfb1066.uni-mainz.de
Synergetic Effects in Chemistry - From Additivity towards CooperativityMünsterwww.wwu.de/SFB858

Transregios (TRR) are Collaborative Research Centres in which up to three universities collaborate with each other and submit a joint application. The contributions of the cooperative partners are essential, complementary and synergetic to the joint research objective. Funding facilitates close, nationwide collaboration among the participating universities and researchers, as well as networking and shared use of resources. There is also the option of international Transregios. 

Collaborative Research Centres/Transregios

TitleUniversitiesFurther information
Oxyflame - Development of Methods and Models to Describe Solid Fuel Reactions within an Oxy-Fuel AtmosphereAachen
Bochum
Darmstadt
www.oxyflame.com
Integrated Chemical Processes in Liquid Multiphase Systems (InPROMPT)Berlin
Dortmund
Magdeburg
www.inprompt.tu-berlin.de
Polymers unter Multiple Constraints: Restricted and Controlled Molecular Order and MobilityHalle/Saale
Leipzig
www.natfak2.uni-halle.de/sfbtrr102
Cooperative Effects in Homo- and Heterometallic ComplexesKaiserlautern
Karlsruhe
www.uni-kl.de/3met
Multilevel Molecular Assemblies: Structure, Dynamics and FunctionsMünster
Beijing (China)
www.uni-muenster.de/TRR61
Droplet Dynamics under Extreme Ambient ConditionsStuttgart
Darmstadt
www.sfbtrr75.de

Research Units often contribute to establishing new research directions. Research Units are made up of a team of researchers working together on a research project which is often of an interdisciplinary nature. Research units consist of several researchers and subprojects. The subprojects of a Research Unit are often located at several locations throughout Germany. Research Units are generally funded for up to six years.

Research Units

TitleFunded sinceFurther information
Nanoporous Gold - A Prototype for a Rational Design of Catalysts2015www.uni-bremen.de/en/mapex/research/
coordinated-research-programs.html
Multi-Functional Conversion of Chemical Species and Energy2013www.uni-due.de/for1993
Exploring the Dynamical Landscape of Biomolecular Systems by Pressure Perturbation2013www.ccb.tu-dortmund.de/fb03/for1979
funCOS - Funtional Molecular Structures on Complex Oxide Surfaces2013www.funcos.uni-erlangen.de
Light-Induced Dynamics in Molecular Aggregates2012www.for1809.uni-wuerzburg.de
Intermolecular and Interatomic Coulombic Decay2012www.icd.uni-frankfurt.de
Chemistry and Technology of the Ammonothermal Synthesis of Nitrides2011www.ammono-for.org
Hydrogen-Bonded Liquids Subject to Interfaces of Various Hydroaffinities2011www.fkp.tu-darmstadt.de/groups/for_1583
Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites through Twin Polymerization2011www.zwipo.tu-chemnitz.de

Priority Programmes (SPP) have a programmatic focus and the purpose of advancing knowledge in an emerging field of research through collaborative networked support. They are characterised by their enhanced quality of research through the use of new methods and forms of collaboration in emerging fields. As a rule, one programme can consist of up to 30 individual subprojects located at several institutions across Germany; it usually has one coordinating person. Priority Programmes normally receive funding for a period of up to six years.

Priority Programmes

TitleFunded sinceFurther information
Control of London Dispersion Interactions in Molecular Chemistry2015www.uni-giessen.de/cms/fbz/fb08/dispersion
Reactive Bubbly Flows2014www.dfg-spp1740.de
Material Synthesis near Room Temperature2014www.low-temperature-synthesis.de
Chemoselective Reactions for the Synthesis and Application of Functional Proteins2012www.spp1623.de
Regeneratively Produced Fuels by Light Driven Water Splitting: Investigation of Involved Elementary Processes and Prospects for Technological Implementation2012www.solarh2.tu-darmstadt.de
New Frontiers in Sensitivity for EPR Spectroscopy: From Biological Cells to Nano Materials2012http://spp1601.de
Porous Media with Defindes Pore Structure in Process Engineering - Modelling, Application, Synthesis2011http://gepris.dfg.de
Keyword: SPP 1570
Design and Generic Principles of Self-Healing Materials2011www.spp1568.uni-jena.de

Research Training Groups combine an ambitious research programme at universities with comprehensive training, tailored supervision and academic freedom to form an ideal environment for a successful doctorate. Research Training Groups can also have an interdisciplinary approach. They are funded for a period of up to nine years. 

Research Training Groups

TitleUniversityFurther information
Fluorine as a Key Element: Discovering Innovative Synthetic Concepts to Generate Novel Molecules with Unique Properties

FU Berlin
HU Berlin

www.bcp.fu-berlin.de/en/chemie/chemie/forschung/
ResCenters/grkfluor/index.html
Complex Scenarios of Light-Control (CLiC)Frankfurthttp://www.clic.uni-frankfurt.de/
Chemical PhotocatalysisRegensburghttp://www.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/, search Website for: GRK 1626
Medicinal Chemistry of Selective GPCR Ligands

FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
Regensburg

http://www.grk1910.de/
Micro- and Nanostructures in Optoelectronics and Photonics (CeOPP)Paderbornhttp://pace.uni-paderborn.de/studienprogramme/ceopp-grk.html

International Research Training Groups provide opportunities for joint doctoral training programmes between German universities and universities abroad. The research and study programmes are jointly developed and supervised. Doctoral students in the programme spend six months at the partner institution. 

International Research Training Groups 

TitleUniversitiesFurther information
Alberta/Technical University of Munich International Graduate School for Environmentally Responsible Functional Hybrid Materials (ATUMS)Munich
Alberta

www.igsse.tum.de/research/by-area/atums.html

New Trends in Molecular Activation and CatalysisMünster
Toronto
www.uni-muenster.de/Chemie.ac/irtg2007

Integrated Research Training Groups (within Clusters of Excellence or Collaborative Research Centres/Transregios) offer ideal research environments for doctoral researchers. The main aim of these structured training programmes is to provide young scientists and academics with opportunities to independently carry out research at an early stage of their career. The programmes further take care to closely integrate early career researchers into an academic network. Working in Clusters of Excellence or Collaborative Research Centres projects, doctoral researchers achieve additional qualifications. As research assistants in these projects, they contribute to the Research Centre’s success. They are closely involved with the projects and have access to the entire project infrastructure. 

Integrated Research Training Groups in Clusters of Excellence

TitleUniversityFurther information
Graduate School Solvation ScienceBochumwww.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/gss
Berlin International Graduate School of Natural Sciences and EngineeringTU Berlinwww.big-nse.tu-berlin.de
Graduate School Advanced Materials and ProcessesFAU Erlangen-Nurembergwww.eam.uni-erlangen.de/graduate-school

 

 

Integrated Research Training Groups in Collaborative Research Centres

TitleUniversityFurther information
IRTG 'Nanocarriers' within: Nanocarriers: Architecture, Transport and Tropical Application of Drugs for Therapeutic UseFU Berlinwww.sfb1112.de/en/Graduiertenkolleg
Integrated Research Training GRoup within: Nanodimensional Polymeric Therapeutics for Tumour TherapyMainzwww.sfb1066.uni-mainz.de
MGK - Integrated Research Training Group within: Functional Microgels and Microgel SystemsAachenwww.microgels.de
Research Training 'Principles and Applications of Cooperative Effects' within: Synergetic Effetcs in Chemistry - From Additivity towards CooperativityMünsterwww.wwu.de/SFB58/irtg.html
Research Training within: Function by SwitchingKielwww.sfb677.uni-kiel.de
Integrated Research Training Group within: Multivalency as Chemical Organization and Action Principle: New Architectures, Functions and ApplicationsFU Berlinwww.sfb765.de/Graduiertenkolleg

 

Source: German Research Foundation (DFG), "Research in Germany Chemistry" (2015) here

 

 

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