Under the Initiative for Excellence, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes top-level university research to enhance the international visibility of Germany's universities and research institutions. The website briefly introduces the programme and lists the successful projects.
The Portal of the Federal Government, www.bund.de, is the gateway to the services and online information of the German Administration and other public agencies. The websites provide you with interesting links to business portals, investment agencies, databases etc.
Clusters of excellence will enable German university locations to establish internationally visible, competitive research and training facilities, thereby enhancing scientific networking and cooperation among the participating institutions. Clusters of excellence should form an important part of a university's strategic and thematic planning, significantly raise its profile and reflect its considered long-term priorities.
Kooperation international is a platform for people seeking information on science and research in Germany. The website provides information on a wide range of topics, such as R&D projects and programmes, events, publications, etc.
The Research Explorer is a joint project of the DFG (German Research Foundation) and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The database contains over 19,000 institutes at German universities plus non-university research institutions, searchable by name, geographic location, subject and other criteria.