Following on from previous publications in 1997, 2000, 2003 and2006, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German ResearchFoundation) presents its fifth "Funding Ranking", an overview ofthe distribution of awards to universities and non-universityresearch institutions in Germany. The scope of the report hasincreased considerably compared to previous editions. Alongside thereport's central indicator - DFG awards per individual researchinstitution - the document also covers a wide range of additionalindicators regarding publicly financed research in one of theworld's leading industrial countries. For the first time, the report also includes information on R&Dfunding for selected federal programmes, for thematic prioritieswithin the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme, and forcollaborative industrial research funded by the German Federationof Industrial Cooperative Research Associations "Otto vonGuericke". The third party funding indicators, which each depictindividual aspects of publicly financed research, represent intotal approximately 80 percent of all public third party fundingfor university research.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research funding organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany. It is the largest German funding institution. The DFG serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects and facilitating cooperation among researchers.
Introduction Funding-Based Research Indicators - Basis and Background Research Profiles of Higher Education Institutions andRegions Indicator Comparison at the Level of Research Area and FundingArea Overview Sources and References Appendix