Research and Technology Transfer

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

JGU has successfully demonstrated its research capacity in the German Excellence Initiative: with the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA and the Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ two top-level research facilities are currently funded. Two Research Centers and nine Research Units represent the most prolific areas of research at the university.

Since 2016, third-party funding (PDF for download, in German) has amounted to over 100 million Euros per year, and the trend is rising. JGU regularly occupies top ranks in third-party funding in the natural sciences in the Funding Atlas of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

In leading national and international rankings, for example the Leiden Ranking, Mainz University regularly achieves top rankings in a variety of topics. The Institute of Physics at JGU is one of the best in the world according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and JGU is among the top German universities in natural sciences and mathematics.

The University's objective is to further develop its potential in the future, to strengthen the transfer of knowledge and technology, and to allow all stakeholders involved to benefit from cooperation.

News & Events
27.09.2018
Mainz University successful in Germany's Excellence Strategy program: PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence approved
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International Committee of Experts vote to award PRISMA+ EUR 64 million of funding for cutting-edge research in Mainz  ... 

17.09.2018
New devices based on rust could reduce excess heat in computers

Physicists explore long-distance information transmission in antiferromagnetic iron oxide  ... 

05.09.2018
Study confirms bank bashing during the financial crisis and shows ways banks can avoid this
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Certain banks were particularly criticized in newspaper articles, while more familiar banks were able to avoid bank bashing  ... 

03.09.2018
Magnetization in small components can now be filmed in the laboratory
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Technique for imaging magnetization dynamics developed in a joint project  ...