Funding Atlas 2021

Key Figures Relating to Publicly Funded Research in Germany

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The DFG Funding Atlas, which is published every three years, presents comprehensive key indicators on publicly funded research in Germany. It represents a subject-specific university ranking for Germany.

With its finely differentiated analyses, the DFG Funding Atlas is the standard reference source on the success of German HEIs in attracting third-party funding. In addition to DFG funding, it also includes third-party funding in the form of direct R&D funding from the federal government and funding acquired under the Horizon 2020 programme. In connection with DFG awards, consideration is also given to relative staffing numbers and analyses are drawn up which take account of the specific subject profile of HEIs (“third-party funding adjusted for subject structure”).


Dr. Jürgen Güdler
Telephone: +49 (228) 885-2649
Christian Fischer
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