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Science and Research in Hamburg

Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and



City State Hamburg

Structural indicators of the city state Hamburg


755,29 km


Number of inhabitants


Gross domestic product

110,6 billion Euro (2016)

Growth rate GDP

4,1% (2017)


 19 public and state-certified universities

 107.455 students – approx. 12.000 of them from


14.343 researchers at Hamburg’s universities

 Total expenditure of the Ministry of Science,

Research and Equalities in Hamburg in 2017/18:

approx. 1,137 bill. Euros

 The ministry employs a workforce of 120


Extra-university Research Institutions

(national and state-funded)

DESY Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron HZG Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

BNITM Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies HPI Heinrich-Pette-Institut

ZBW Zentralbibliothek der Wirtschaftswissenschaften MPIM Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie

MPSD Max-Planck-Institut für Struktur und Dynamik der Materie MPIfalPR Max-Planck-Institut für ausländ. u .internat. Privatrecht UIL Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning

EMBL European Molecular Biology Laboratory CSSB Centre for Structural Systems Biology CFEL Center for Free Electron Laser Science

XFEL European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH FhG-Einrichtungen im Aufbau (CML, IME Screeningport, ALR)

State-funded Universities and

Regionally Funded Research Institutions

6 state-funded universities

UHH Universität Hamburg

UKE Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf TUHH Technische Universität Hamburg

HCU HafenCity Universität

HAW Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg HFBK Hochschule für bildende Künste

HfMT Hochschule für Musik und Theater

6 regionally funded research institutions

FZH Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg IGdJ Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden

IFSH Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik Hamburg HBI Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung

HSVA Hamburgische Schiffsbauversuchsanstalt

AdW Akademie der Wissenschaften

Transfer and Innovation Institutions

ZAL Zentrum für angewandte Luftfahrtforschung CAN Centrum für angewandte Nanotechnologie LZN Laserzentrum Nord GmbH TuTech Innovation GmbH Medigate GmbH IKS Innovationskontaktstelle Institut für Sozialforschung Warburg-Haus

Universities and Research Institutions funded by

the German Government located in Hamburg

HSU Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr BSH Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst

von-Thünen-Institut für Holzwirtschaft und Fischereiwesen


Exzellenzstandort Hamburg

● Climate research

KlimaCampus Hamburg – a research network of

12 institutions

● Manuscript culture

23 subjects from the humanities, biology,

chemistry, physics, radiology, psychology, IT

● Structural research

World leading large scale research infrastructures:

XFEL, CFEL, CSSB, MPSD and others

● Astro- und particle physics

Over 60 years lasting cooperation between

Hamburg university and DESY

● Infection research and neurosciences


● Materials research

TUHH, HZG, DESY among others


Exzellenzstandort Hamburg

Germany‘s Excellence Strategy of the Federal

Government and the Länder

combines funding for

cutting-edge research with long-term strategic

investment in the higher education.


„Clusters of Excellence“ at Hamburg University:

● Advanced Imaging of Matter (AIM): Structure,

Dynamics and Control on the Atomic Scale

● Quantum Universe (QU)

● Understanding Written Artefacts (UWA): Material,

Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures

● Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CliCCS)


Exzellenzstandort Hamburg

Since July 2019:

Hamburg University = „University of Excellence “

A Flagship University.

Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future

Five performance areas of the proposal:

● Fostering world-class research

● Teaching through research / multidimensional education

● Using Synergies in Metropolitan region by transfer

● Concentration of Core Facilties

● International attractiveness and visibility

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 94 professors and 7.800 students

 Founding principles: priority of research, interdisciplinary

approach, innovation, regionalism and internationalism,

guiding theme: “Technology for the people”

 Main areas of expertise: Life Science Technologies,

Green Technologies, Aviation & Maritime Systems

 Research centers:

Integrated Biotechnology and Process Engineering

Maritime Systems

Logistics and Mobility

Climate-Protecting Energy and Environmental Engineering


Digital Production and Logistics and MRO

Regeneration Implants Medical Technology

Product-oriented Materials Development

 Growth concept: until 2022, the university’s budget is

increased to strengthen the TUHH’s engineering education

capacity and its impact on research, development and

technology transfer


Forschungsstandort hamburg

32 extra-university research

institutions and special research

cooperation, including among


 3 Max-Planck research centers

 4 Helmholtz research centers

 4 Leibniz-institutions

 European XFEL and EMBL

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European XFEL Heiner Müller-Elsner


Example: Large-Scale Research Facility: European XFEL

 The European XFEL generates 27,000 extremely

intense X-ray flashes per second to map atomic

details of viruses, film chemical reactions or study

processes similar to those in the interior of planets

 3.4 km long underground tunnels with accelerators

 Collaborative project by 12 participating countries,

incl. Great Britain

 Ca. 1.22 billion Euro construction costs (price

levels of 2005)

 Ca. 117 million Euro annual budget and more than

300 employees


Funding in Science and Research in Hamburg

Investments in Science and Research in Hamburg

From the city state Hamburg

From federal government

From the European Union

1,137 billion Euro (2017/18)

approx. 370 million Euro /


199,5 million Euro (since 2014)

Hochschulamt Hochschulpaktmittel Hochschulbau Hochschulen / UKE / SUB Infrastrukture for students für Studierende und BAföG von Hamburg geförderte Einrichtungen

von Bund und Ländern finanzierten Einrichtungen


EU Research Funding in Hamburg

EU Research Funding for Hamburg during the last two

EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation




Programme (FP7)


Horizon 2020


(data as per March 2019)


FP7 + Horizon 2020

(data as per March 2019)




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Thank you for your attention!

Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and





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