Research and Technology Transfer

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. With its more than 150 institutes and clinics, the School of Music and the Mainz Academy of Arts, it represents the academic hub of Rhineland-Palatinate. Mainz University maintains close ties with regional, national, and international partners in the scientific, cultural, and business sectors.

JGU has successfully demonstrated its research capacity in the German Excellence Initiative. Thanks to the recognition of PRISMA as a Cluster of Excellence and the continued support for the MAINZ Graduate School of Excellence, Mainz University will be receiving an additional EUR 50 million for top-level research over the next five years. In addition, there are two Research Centers and nine Research Units that represent the most prolific research areas of the university.

In 2012, third-party funding to the tune of some EUR 94 million was successfully acquired. Mainz University is in ninth place in the current Funding Ranking of the German Research Foundation (DFG) with regard to the acquisition of DFG third-party funds per professor in the natural sciences. JGU is in the top group in its core research areas when it comes to absolute figures for DFG third-party funding. In 2012, JGU was in first place in the research fields 'Polymer Research' and 'Analysis and Methodology Development', and was in second place in the field of 'Particles, Fields, and Nuclei'.

Mainz University regularly scores highly in other leading national and international rankings in various areas, e.g., it is in first place among German universities in the current Leiden Ranking with regard to number of citations per publication, in fourth place among the 250 largest European universities. The Institute of Physics at JGU is one of the best 75 in the world according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and JGU is among the top eight German universities in natural sciences and mathematics.

The objective is to further develop JGU's potential in the future in order to promote the transfer of knowledge and technology so that all stakeholders involved can benefit from such cooperation.


News & Events
18.02.2015
Mainz research project on plate tectonics gets honored as John von Neumann Excellence Project 2014
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Geophysicists receive additional computing time on supercomputer (press release in German)  ... Icon 
05.02.2015
German and Israeli scientists initiate research program at the interface of solid state physics and quantum physics
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Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler and Ron Folman receive EUR 1.6 million in research funding as part of the German-Israeli Project Cooperation  ... Icon 
04.02.2015
American Physical Society places three Mainz-related research projects among "Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014"
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Rosetta mission, discovery of cosmic neutrinos, and detection of element 117 listed among the ten most exciting research achievements in 2014  ... Icon 
04.02.2015
Mainz researchers identify novel factor involved in autophagy
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Insight may enable innovative approach for new concepts in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases  ... Icon 

ERC funding at JGU
Vice President Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hofmeister

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hofmeister,
Vice President for Research


Contact Contact
Research and Technology Transfer
Johannes Gutenberg University
D 55099 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 39-20739
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