Scientists need modern, strong information infrastructures to produce efficient, internationally competitive research. To tap new opportunities in the digital age, BMBF funding for the humanities is targeting research infrastructures. read more: Humanities Research in the Digital Age
The new European Research Framework Programme sets out to create growth and employment. The programme has a budget of €70 billion. In the words of Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka: "Horizon 2020 is a signal for increasing competitiveness throughout Europe." read more: Horizon 2020 – The European Research Framework Programme
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched a dialogue platform on the "Energiewende" – the transformation of Germany's energy system. It aims to provide a forum for discussing central issues and to coordinate research contributions. read more: Dialogue Platform: "Energiewende Research Forum"
In the poverty stricken regions of the world, infectious diseases remain the most common cause of death. The BMBF is now funding further cooperative efforts to develop medications, vaccines, and diagnostics for the fight against these diseases. read more: Fighting Neglected and Poverty-Related Diseases
How and why food can make us either healthy or ill, what impact nutrition has on metabolic diseases or cancer – these are the issues that modern nutrition research focuses on. read more: Nutrition Research