The research and innovation policy of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein is guided by the recognition that the excellence of its scientific institutions is founded in a broad, stable research framework. Complementary measures focus on areas that have a high potential and open up sustainable opportunities for the economy and society to act on.

Schleswig-Holstein’s universities and non-university research institutions are not only well networked within the state, but also with numerous national and international partners – for example in the clusters of excellence in medicine and the humanities.

Schleswig-Holstein plays a major role in Germany’s scientific cooperation with Scandinavian countries, especially with the neighbouring country of Denmark.