Research and technology

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Research and technology

Today, research and development-intensive industries account for more than half of all industrial production in Germany. More detailed information about the major German research institutions can be found below following links:


Science and research in Germany

Germany is the Land of Ideas – one of the most innovative countries in the world. Our universities and research centres not only produce research worthy of the label “Made in Germany” but also make attractive partners in the international arena.

Research in Germany

Ideas and the results of research are the basis of Germany's successful export trade. The foundation of this success is a broad-based research network of universities, research establishments and the world of commerce.

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Germany has the EU’s largest innovation system. It supports an export-oriented economy with a thick layer of internationally competitive firms, notably in manufacturing....


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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Regenerative energy model region "Harz"

Regenerative energy model region "Harz"

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Germany’s Energy Revolution and its European Neighbours

Germany’s energy revolution is going ahead

Research and technology

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Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Education and research are the foundations for our future. The promotion of education, science and research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research represents an important contribution to securing our country's prosperity.

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology


The central priority of economic policy - and therefore of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology - is to lay the foundations for economic prosperity in Germany and to ensure that this prosperity is spread broadly throughout the population.

Humboldt Foundation Newsfeed

Newsfeed from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

One million dollars for researchers at risk - Mellon Foundation supports Humboldt Foundation (...) (Press release)

Donation facilitates ten additional fellowships under Philipp Schwartz Initiative -

Federal President Steinmeier to receive Humboldtians in Schloss Bellevue (Press release)

As part of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's annual meeting, more than 570 international researchers will be received by Germany's Federal President on 29 June.

New Alexander von Humboldt Professors chosen (Press release)

Researchers selected from abroad set to receive Germany's most valuable international research award in 2018

Humboldt Professorships bring international research stars to Germany (Press release)

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships awarded by Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka and the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz