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
26.11.2018
New approach towards an improved treatment of anxiety disorders

Mainz-based scientists publish recent findings on resilience research in Nature Communications  ... 

26.11.2018
German Research Foundation approves collaborative research center to investigate DNA repair and genome stability
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Interdisciplinary research alliance to identify cellular mechanisms involved in protecting and repairing genes  ... 

14.11.2018
New research on African languages and migration in the Rhine-Main region
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Project funding via the RMU Initiative Funding for Research / Study participants sought-after  ... 

07.11.2018
Atomic parity violation research reaches new milestone
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Measurement of parity violation for different isotopes of atomic ytterbium agrees with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics  ...