Research and Development

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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.

Overview of Germany's research landscape

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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

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The Scientific Section of the German Embassy deals with issues of research and technology policies, coordinates promotion programs and informs about the structures of the scientific landscapes in Germany and Singapore.

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EURAXESS ASEAN links researchers in ASEAN with Europe. It provides free information and events on research funding, research careers and collaboration opportunities

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Innovation through technology is one of Germany's strengths. Whether in computer science, genetics, medicine, nanotechnology or quantum physics you will always find German scientists at the forefront of innovative applied research.

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