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Facts and Figures

The DFG currently funds 268 Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) with a total of €848 million (incl. programme allowances) for 2023 (figures as of 1 January 2023). This accounts for approximately 24% of the DFG’s total budget.

179 of these Centres are primarily based at single universities, whereas 89 CRC/Transregio are mainly based at up to three universities. 11 new Collaborative Research Centres have been established, among them four new CRC/Transregios. The 268 Collaborative Research Centers are located at 55 coordinating universities.

Of the 268 Collaborative Research Centres currently running, 33 (12.3 %) are located in the field of humanities and social sciences, 43 (16 %) in engineering sciences, 79 (29.5 %) in the natural sciences and 133 (42.2 %) in the life sciences.

Diagram: Collaborative Research Centres

As of 1 October 2023