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Funding Atlas 2018

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Information on methods used on this website

The information below provides an in-depth explanation of the methods used to produce the data representations on this website. For more information on the data sources of the Funding Atlas and methodological questions relating to the processing and analysis of the data, please refer to the Glossary of Methodological Terms (pdf).

DFG profile: research areas

The DFG awards to a Higher Education Institution (HEI) for 2014 to 2016 are shown as a Voronoi diagram, with areas proportionate to their distribution by DFG funding area. Research areas are grouped by scientific discipline. In the case of HEIs with less than €1 million in DFG awards in the reporting period, this representation is not shown. More information about DFG awards can be found in the Glossary of Methodological Terms, under the keyword “DFG funding”.

University views

Universities over the respective threshold for at least two of the following indicators are listed here:

  • At least €1m in DFG awards for 2014 to 2016
  • At least €2m in direct R&D project funding from the federal government 2014 to 2016
  • At least €2m in R&D funding in Horizon 2020 as at 28 February 2017
  • At least five research visits by guest researchers funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2012 to 2016
  • At least five research visits by guest researchers funded by the German Academic Exchange Service 2012 to 2016

Map view

Calculations are based on DFG awards, direct R&D project funding from the federal government and funding in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, at HEIs and non-university institutions in Germany for the 2014 to 2016 reporting period. The regional divisions are based on the spatial development regions defined by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR; www.bbsr.bund.de). Regions are shown individually if they have an award or funding volume totalling €10 million or more. Individual amounts within a subject, funding or programme area are shown as of €0.1 million. Individual amounts from a funding provider in the “Total figures for DFG, federal government and EU” map view are shown as of €10 million. More information about the represented indicators and regional allocation can be found in the Glossary of Methodological Terms under the keywords “Federal funding”, “DFG funding”, “EU funding” and “Regions”.

Horizon 2020 partner countries

The number of project partners of an HEI and their distribution by country in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, as at 28 February 2017 are shown in a ring diagram. Only EU member states and countries associated with Horizon 2020 are included. For every project in which the HEI participates, the participation of another institution in the project is counted as a project partner. Countries with three or more project partners are shown individually, but with a maximum of the ten most frequent countries. For HEIs with a total of less than 30 project partners, this representation is not shown. More information about EU funding can be found in the Glossary of Methodological Terms under the keyword “EU funding”