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      Germany is the country of researchers and innovations -- ‘Made in Germany’ has often changed the world. A highly-developed university and research landscape and high quality of academic training shape the scientific-research system here. German scientists and research institutes are world leaders in nanotechnology, biomedicine and medical engineering, in environmental research and automotive engineering. Germans also play their part in the world's top groups in the future fields of optical technologies, microsystems engineering, neurosciences, biotechnology and process engineering.

Foreign companies also recognise Germany as a researchers’ storehouse. Some 12.1 billion euros per year are invested in Germany from outside the country, making it one of the world’s largest research locations for foreign companies. With language being no barrier, ‘Destination Germany’ is a major attraction for a large number of foreign researchers and students. Almost all German universities offer English degree courses. The German Research Foundation (DFG), along with DAAD and the Humboldt Foundation, offer a one-stop information service to students, researchers and scientists from around the world.
 
         
 
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Research in Germany: German researchers develop plant-based ice cream / copyright Colourbox Delicious and plant-based – ice cream with lupin proteins
Summer without ice cream – for many, it’s unthinkable. But those who are milk or lactose-intolerant must often go without it. Germany's Fraunhofer researchers now offer an alternative: 'Lupinesse' – the purely plant-based delicacy that is free of lactose and cholesterol, with valuable lupin protein.  more
Research in Germany: A researcher at TU Dresden, Germany / copyright TU Dresden 60 years of the German Research Foundation: setting a course for science
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) celebrates its 60th anniversary in August 2011. For the past 60 years, DFG has been providing researchers with the financial and organisational means to produce outstanding scientific and academic work by setting new trends in funding activities and supporting efficient structures at universities and higher education institutions.  more
Research in Germany: Probiotic bacteria are rapidly gaining ground as healthy food supplements / copyright Colourbox German researchers develop environment-friendly process to improve storage stability of probiotics
You will find them in yoghurts, muesli blends and infant formula – probiotic bacteria are rapidly gaining ground as healthy food supplements. However, the production of this “functional food” has its pitfalls: Only few probiotic bacterial strains are robust enough to survive conventional production processes. Process engineers, together with microbiologists from Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), have now developed a particularly gentle method that allows the use of thus far unutilised probiotics in the future.  more
Research in Germany: European researchers to develop innovative vaccines with nanotechnology / copyright picture alliance European researchers to develop innovative vaccines with nanotechnology
A European joint project, HCVAX, wants to develop a vaccine against hepatitis C (HCV) based on nanotechnology. More than 170 million people are infected with the virus worldwide and to date no efficacious vaccine exists. The German Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (Helmholtz-Zentrum fĂĽr Infektionsforschung, HZI) in Braunschweig is now a part of the transnational consortium along with researchers from Germany, France and Switzerland.  more
Research in Germany: Highest magnetic fields created by scientists in Dresden / copyright Colourbox Highest magnetic fields created by scientists in Dresden
On 22 June, 2011, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf set a new world record for magnetic fields with 91.4 teslas. To reach this record, Sergei Zherlitsyn and his colleagues at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory Dresden (HLD) developed a coil weighing about 200 kilogrammes in which electric current create the giant magnetic field – for a period of a few milliseconds. The coil survived the experiment unscathed.  more
Research in Germany: German researchers develop cooling with the heat of the sun / copyright Colourbox Cooling with the heat of the sun
The sun's rays can boil water, but they can also cool buildings and keep food fresher longer. While solar-cooling technology is advanced and environmentally friendly, it is also prohibitively expensive. Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have demonstrated that solar cooling is now a reality, even in hot countries.  more
Research in Germany: German researchers develop an alternative to antibiotics / copyright Colourbox German researchers develop an alternative to antibiotics
Antibiotics are among the greatest achievements of medical science. But bacteria are increasingly developing resistance to them. Researchers in Germany have now found a therapeutic equivalent which could replace penicillin and related pharmaceuticals.  more
Research in Germany: German researchers to promote use of raw materials in a better, greener way / copyright Colourbox German researchers to promote use of raw materials in a better, greener way
Whether smart phones or computers, the electronic devices we find so essential to modern life are made from raw materials extracted from the earth which are then refined, with serious environmental and health impacts around the world. A new institute of Germany's Helmholtz Association will be tasked with finding new ways to obtain raw materials, use them more efficiently and recycle them in an environmentally-friendly way after their use.  more
Research in Germany: Researchers in Germany produce medicines from the tobacco plant / copyright dpa - Report Researchers in Germany produce medicines from the tobacco plant
"Medicines from plants" – one thinks of herbal teas or valerian drops. However, that has nothing in common with what researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME in Aachen are doing. They use plants to produce biopharmaceuticals – proteins that, unlike many other medications, cannot be produced chemically.  more
Research in Germany: A health worker giving polio vaccination to a child / copyright dpa Germany contributes towards fighting neglected and poverty-related diseases
Diseases that mainly affect the world's poorest are often neglected by research in industrialised nations, as they are not particularly relevant to highly developed countries. On behalf of Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) is providing more funding for research into neglected and poverty-related diseases.  more
 
  Tomorrow´s opportunities: read about the Fraunhofer Society's frontline themes for research   
  Research in Germany: Bio-functional surfaces/ Copyright dpa - International   Research in Germany: Energy efficient building / Copyright Köhn/Helga Lade   Research in Germany: water management in Germany/ Copyright Colourbox  
             
  Research in Germany: Green power train/ Copyright picture alliance / landov   Research in Germany: New generation sensors/ Copyright dpa   Research in Germany: Satellites to help locate people and goods/ Copyright picture alliance / landov  
             
 
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