This 'Research Map' enables you to search for the 'institutional research priorities' of German universities (for a search tool for study programmes, visit Higher Education Compass).
In this interactive database, a certain field of research is considered an 'institutional research priority' if at least 25 professors collaborate closely in a specific field of research (usually relatively broad or interdisciplinary) which constitutes a distinctive part of the respective university’s institutional profile.
The universities have been asked to list up to eight research priorities each, although these universities are, of course, pursuing outstanding research in many additional areas across a wide range of subjects.
Eligibility for inclusion in the database is restricted to the HRK member institutions as listed in Annex 1 to the HRK statutes. At present, the database includes 339 entries from 77 universities.
All information is provided by the individual institutions. HRK administers this database on behalf of its member universities and updates content on an ongoing basis upon request by its members.
Many universities provide a direct link to their own institutional websites to provide more detailed information about their specific research priorities or other related information.
Entries consist of the title of the institutional research priority, followed by a brief general description (up to 300 characters). For further information please make use of the following two search options:
You can start your search by using regional criteria or you may start by selecting any combination of 14 'research areas' or by selecting 'key terms'.
Alternatively, you can type keywords (or a sequence of characters) into the search field.