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Ulm University

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Ulm University was founded in 1967. An attractive and seminal course catalogue, high standard of education, internationality, interdisciplinarity and top-level innovative research have become trademarks of Ulm University.

Ulm University is being funded in battery research by the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state governments.  

Over 10,000 students receive thorough education and support in 4 faculties. The Faculties of Medicine, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Economics and Engineering, Computer Sciences and Psychology offer more than 60 study programmes, some of them taught in English. Internationally, Ulm University stands out with its particularly comprehensive support for international students. The quality of teaching has a high priority at Ulm University. Quality standards and goals are settled in the Teaching Mission Statement.

Continuing academic education offers qualifications for working professionals. Modularised master’s programmes teach specialised skills as well as management know how, research expertise and leadership skills. Their didactic concept is based on actual results from teaching and learning research.

Ulm University is a green campus university and belongs to a dynamic region with a strong economy. The University is an important driving force behind the Science City Ulm and partner in numerous cooperations with industry, economy and other institutions on a regional, national and international level.

Ulm University dedicates itself to 12 strategic research topics, most of which are interdisciplinary. Important research fields are the life sciences and medicine, bio-, nano- and energy materials, financial services and their mathematical methods as well as information, communication and quantum technologies.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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KIT combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution in a very unique way. In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that face the society, industry, and the environment. For this purpose, KIT uses its financial and human resources with maximum efficiency. The scientists of KIT communicate the contents and results of their work to society.

Engineering sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences make up the scope of subjects covered by KIT. In high interdisciplinary interaction, scientists of these disciplines study topics extending from the fundamentals to application and from the development of new technologies to the reflection of the relationship between man and technology. For this to be accomplished in the best possible way, KIT’s research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-to-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects. Scientific sincerity and the striving for excellence are the basic principles of our activities.

Worldwide exchange of knowledge, large-scale international research projects, numerous global cooperative ventures, and cultural diversity characterize and enrich the life and work at KIT. Academic education at KIT is guided by the principle of research-oriented teaching. Early integration into interdisciplinary research projects and international teams and the possibility of using unique research facilities open up exceptional development perspectives for our students.

The development of viable technologies and their use in industry and the society are the cornerstones of KIT’s activities. KIT supports innovativeness and entrepreneurial culture in various ways. Moreover, KIT supports a culture of creativity, in which employees and students have time and space to develop new ideas.

Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

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The ZSW was established in 1988 by the German state of Baden-Württemberg, together with universities, research institutions, and commercial firms. It is a non-profit foundation under the civil code. Solar energy and hydrogen technologies are currently maturing on an industrial scale and will be major components in the sustainable energy supply of the 21st century. As a result, ZSW pursues the following goals and research topics.

The ZSW's research goals are:

  • Research and development of technologies for the sustainable and climate-friendly generation of electricity, heat, and fuel
  • Transfer of R&D results to market-relevant products (technology transfer)
  • Consulting political decision-makers and professional associations

Today the ZSW has approximately 230 employees and 70 student and scientific assistants and is one of the leading energy research institutes in Europe. Joint ventures and the growing proportion of industry commissions demonstrate the consistent applications relevance of our work.

University of Gießen

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Die 1607 gegründete Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (JLU) ist eine traditionsreiche Forschungsuniversität, die über 28.000 Studierende anzieht. Neben einem breiten Lehrangebot – von den klassischen Naturwissenschaften über Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Gesellschafts- und Erziehungswissenschaften bis hin zu Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften – bietet sie ein lebenswissenschaftliches Fächerspektrum, das nicht nur in Hessen einmalig ist: Human- und Veterinärmedizin, Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungswissenschaften sowie Lebensmittelchemie. Unter den großen Persönlichkeiten, die an der JLU geforscht und gelehrt haben, befindet sich eine Reihe von Nobelpreisträgern, unter anderem Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (Nobelpreis für Physik 1901) und Wangari Maathai (Friedensnobelpreis 2004).


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