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
04.02.2019
World's largest study confirms treatment success in minimally invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Despite rapidly increasing intervention rates, the complication rate remains consistently low  ... 

31.01.2019
New RMU project in the field of artificial intelligence and deep learning
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Rhine-Main Universities Initiative Funding for Research supports the innovative DeCoDeML network of the universities of Mainz, Darmstadt, and Frankfurt  ... 

15.01.2019
Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome
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Mainz University Medical Center uncovers new insights into the effects of food nanoparticles on the intestinal flora  ... 

10.01.2019
New therapeutic concept controls pathogenic T cells relevant in multiple sclerosis

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered the potential of a typhoid vaccine for treatment of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS)  ...