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Facts and Figures

The DFG currently funds 278 Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) with a total of €767 million (incl. programme allowances) for 2019 (figures as of 01 July 2019). This accounts for approximately 23% of the DFG’s total budget.

198 of these Centres are primarily based at single universities, whereas 80 CRC/Transregio are mainly based at up to three universities. Fourteen new Collaborative Research Centres have been established, among them six new CRC/Transregios.

Of the 278 Collaborative Research Centres currently running, 36 (12.9 %) are located in the field of humanities and social sciences, 45 (16.2 %) in engineering sciences, 
78 (28.1 %) in the natural sciences and 119 (42.8 %) in the life sciences.

Diagram: Collaborative Research Centres

As of 01 July 2019