Strengthening regional research cooperation
Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is expanding its manifold research cooperation in Hamburg. Its main organ for doing so is the Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research (PIER PLUS). Initially conceived as a cooperation between Universität Hamurg and DESY, PIER PLUS now involves over 16 partner institutions and is being expanded continually. In the context of PIER PLUS, partner institutions associate and facilitate cooperation for their researchers based on their research profiles.
Annual application rounds based on research profiles and cross-cutting topics inspire interdisciplinary research and lay the groundwork for long-term cooperation (seed projects). Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence also plans to expand cooperation in northern Germany.