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Facts and Figures

The DFG currently funds 267 Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) with a total of €661 million (incl. programme allowances) for 2017 (figures as of 1 July 2017). This accounts for approximately 22% of the DFG’s total budget.

195 of these Centres are primarily based at single universities, whereas 72 CRC/Transregio are mainly based at up to three universities. 15 new Collaborative Research Centres, among them three new CRC/Transregios, were established on 1 July 2017.

Of the 267 Collaborative Research Centres currently running, 32 (12.0 %) are located in the field of humanities and social sciences, 47 (17.6 %) in engineering sciences, 82 (30.7 %) in the natural sciences and 106 (39.7 %) in the life sciences.

1st July 2017

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