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
12.12.2014
Neurons listen to glia cells
Go to press release Research collaboration uncovers a novel mechanism of altered information processing between neurons / Major relevance for learning and processing of sensory input  ... Icon 
10.12.2014
Günter Meyer receives Jere L. Bacharach Service Award for his outstanding work for international Middle Eastern Studies
Go to press release Highest accolade of Middle Eastern scholarship goes to Mainz-based geographer  ... Icon 
09.12.2014
Researchers from Mainz and Würzburg propose better substances for treating the dengue virus
Go to press release Potential new active substance has an effect even in very low concentrations  ... Icon 
24.11.2014
Katja Heinze receives research award for intelligent food packaging with freshness indicator
Go to press release Chemistry professor from Mainz University developed in a collaborative research project a novel foil packaging material that displays information on food freshness by means of color changes  ... 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
Fax +49 6131 39-24741

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