Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

A key goal of Hamburg’s science and research policy is to further strengthen successful cooperation between Hamburg’s universities and a large number of renowned non-university research institutions. Thanks to its outstanding scientists and researchers and its unique research infrastructures – not least because of the acquisition of four clusters of excellence and the distinction of the University of Hamburg as a university of excellence – Hamburg as a science and research hub has a first-class research landscape with a range of focal points that is as broad as it is specialised. Further developing these excellent conditions for science and research and continuously addressing the current societal challenges are just as much the objectives of the state’s research policy as ensuring the transfer of research results to industry and society.