Publications

The Federal Ministry offers a range of publications and periodicals on various topics.

Publications marked with the download symbol can be downloaded directly. You may, however, order available publications by post, fax, telephone or e-mail. Please observe our notes concerning orders.

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Cultures in Dialogue

The HERA Joint Research Programme "Cultural Encounters"

The brochure presents 14 projects which were funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany under the "Cultural Encounters" Joint Research Programme call of the European funding network HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). The brochure provides an introduction to the HERA network and its funding activities and includes individual perspectives on HERA funding from researchers and policy-makers.

47 pages / brochure, Order No: 31265

Language: English

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Käte Hamburger Centers – international cutting-edge research in the humanities

Perspectives for tomorrow´s society

The brochure presents the 10 Käte Hamburger research centers which were established since 2008 by founding of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). These International Centers for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences carry out project work on German universities on topics like religion, media philosophy, performance, work and environment. The brochure provides insight into the center’s research and showcases examples of the center’s research impact.

52 pages / brochure, Order No: 31220

Language: English

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National Contact Point - Materials, Germany

for Framework Programme Horizon 2020

The National Contact Point Materials advises on EU funding opportunities for research and innovation with a focus on materials. The leaflet provides an overview of the services offered by NCP Materials and presents key data of the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020.

8 pages / flyer,

Language: English

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Exploring the Secrets of the Deep Sea

The Research Vessel SONNE in the Service of German Marine Science

The new RV SONNE is one of the world's most state-of-the-art research vessels. She started out on her scientific mission in December 2014 after extensive test runs and has already given an impressive demonstration of her capacity. The brochure provides information about the vessel and the planned research and work on board.

32 pages / brochure, Order No: 31253

Language: English

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Shaping the Future

Connect with German Science

More and more people are moving to the cities and growing urban populations are consuming increasing amounts of energy and resources. What is the best way to deal with this development? How can cities be turned into viable, sustainable living areas? “City of Tomorrow” – the current campaign of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – deals with these questions and promotes 10 research networks from Germany to present their ideas for urban development abroad and identify international partners.

6 pages / flyer, Order No: 31248

Language: English

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The National Roadmap Process for Research Infrastructures

Investing in the Future of Research

Comprehensive research infrastructures are an indispensable prerequisite for ambitious basic research and thus key to Germany’s performance as a location for science. Their construction requires considerable investments. The Federal Research Ministry’s “National Roadmap Process for Research Infrastructures” facilitates research policy prioritization to focus on research infrastructures that will be needed in the future and supports strategic decisions on comprehensive, long-term investments in Germany’s science system.

23 pages / brochure, Order No: 31244

Language: English

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CLIENT II (englische Ausgabe)

International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovations

The CLIENT II funding call is aimed at promoting international partnerships in the area of climate, environment and energy. It focuses on demand-based research and development with selected emerging and developing countries. The topics of the funding measure are: resource efficiency and sustainable resource technologies, land management, climate protection/energy efficiency, climate change adaptation, water management, sustainable energy systems and natural hazards.

6 pages / flyer, Order No: 31245

Language: English

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Enhancing Global Cooperation

Internationalisation of German Leading-Edge Clusters, Forward-Looking Projects and Comparable Networks

The BMBF funding measure "Internationalisation of Leading-Edge Clusters, Forward-Looking Projects and Comparable Networks" is a concretisation of the Federal Government's High-Tech Strategy 2020 in the thematic pillar "Networking and Transfer". The English flyer is designed to support the initiation of contacts. Moreover, it provides information for potential international project partners as well as international cluster policy actors and representatives of corresponding innovation regions.

6 pages / flyer,

Language: English

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Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020

An inter-departmental strategy of the Federal Government

The Nanotechnology Action Plan 2020 is a joint initiative of seven different federal ministries. In addition to fostering the utilization of nanotechnology developments it focuses on ensuring safe and environmentally sustainable applications.

59 pages / brochure, Order No: 31242

Language: English