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DFG Funding Atlas: Chemnitz University Shines in Multiple Rankings

Key figures related to publicly funded research in Germany reflect Chemnitz University’s success in third-party funding acquisition – particularly in the field of engineering

  •  Researcher working with a surface profiler and a screw
    Dr. Kristin Hockauf, scientific staff member of Chemnitz University’s Professorship of Materials and Surface Engineering, measures the surface roughness of a high-strength aluminum screw. This research is conducted within the context of the Collaborative Research Centre 692: “High-strength aluminum-based lightweight materials for safety components”. The program received approximately 30 million euros in funding between 2006 and 2017 from the German Research Foundation (DFG). Photo: Press office image archive/Wolfgang Schmidt

Chemnitz University of Technology has once again been recognized for outstanding achievements in third-party funding acquisition by the German Research Foundation’s Funding Atlas. The German Research Foundation (DFG) publishes a new edition of the Funding Atlas every three years to present key figures related to publicly funded research in Germany.  Chemnitz University is a leader in several scientific disciplines.  Chemnitz University took fifth place nationwide in third-party funds per professor in the engineering sciences, as each professor received an average of around €676,800 in funding between 2014 and 2016.  In total, the engineering scientists received approximately 39.3 million euros. 

The Funding Atlas is a comprehensive ranking differentiated by subject area.  In the full 170-page report, they offer detailed information on each field and funding metric.  In the materials science and engineering domain, Chemnitz University took 8th place nationwide.  In materials engineering specifically, the university is in 4th place.  In mechanical and industrial engineering, Chemnitz University is also in 8th place.  Based on direct R&D project funding by the federal government, Chemnitz University is in 10th place in the field of information and communication technologies.  

“I am very pleased with our university’s positions in these rankings and I would like to extend my congratulations to my colleagues who have achieved these excellent results and also thank them for their hard work,” says Prof. Dr. Gerd Strohmeier, Chemnitz University President.  He also emphasized that these results demonstrate Chemnitz University’s strong dedication to its core competencies in materials and engineering systems and resource-efficient production and lightweight structures.

Funding Atlas 2018 from the German Research Foundation (DFG), in German:

Detailed Research Location Information for Chemnitz University, in German:

(Translation: Sarah Wilson)

Mario Steinebach

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