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
New insights into the origin of elongated heads in early medieval Germany
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Palaeogenomic study investigates early medieval migration in southern Germany and the peculiar phenomenon of artificial skull deformation  ... 

2018 Gutenberg Research Award for Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins
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Mainz University honors two theologians from Yale University for their outstanding academic lifetime achievements  ... 

New research project will be looking at the lifestyle of Kurland Jews in the interwar period
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Historians to investigate the situation of Jews assimilated to German culture in Latvia between 1919 and 1939 and their relationships with the German section of the population  ... 

Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects
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Particle physicist Harvey Meyer of Mainz University investigates the matter that emerged after the Big Bang as a result of the strong interaction of quarks and gluons  ...