Universität Hamburg is northern Germany’s largest and most diverse center of research. The University is known for its outstanding basic research as well as its applied and transfer research projects. 5 core research areas and 5 emerging fields shape research at our University.
Universität Hamburg has a strong track record of acquiring external funding in both individual and collaborative projects. In addition to 4 clusters of excellence, we currently participate in 17 collaborative research centers, 21 German Research Foundation research groups, and 52 German Research Foundation priority programs; in a majority of cases, Universität Hamburg supplies the spokesperson.
Our doctoral and early career researchers train in DFG research training groups, a number of early career research groups, and within various structured doctoral programs in cooperation with non-university research institutions.
We currently hold 12 ERC grants as well as numerous further projects in the Horizon 2020 program, such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
Research in Hamburg has also received numerous prizes.