5. October 2021 | Press releases:

Engineering sciences at TU Braunschweig particularly strong in research New DFG Funding Atlas with nationwide university ranking published

Every three years, the German Research Foundation (DFG) publishes key figures on publicly funded research in Germany. Technische Universität Braunschweig scores particularly well with engineering and natural sciences. The Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture achieved third place in the national comparison.

According to the DFG Funding Atlas 2021, which was published on 5 October 2021, TU Braunschweig placed among the TOP 40 higher education institutions with the highest DFG awards for 2017 to 2019 with 88.9 million euros. This puts TU Braunschweig in 37th place among the strongest research institutions in the state. The Carolo Wilhelmina was last among the TOP 40 between 2008 and 2010.

“The latest funding atlas clearly shows the performance and visibility of TU Braunschweig among the strongest universities in the country. We are pleased about the very positive developments at our university. An outstanding achievement by our colleagues and all the staff involved,” say TU President Prof. Angela Ittel and Prof. Peter Hecker, Vice President for Research and Early Career Scientists.

TU Braunschweig is also among the TOP 40 in engineering sciences (rank 11) in terms of DFG awards. This means that the scientific field has improved by three ranking points compared to the last reporting date. The natural sciences moved into the ranking for the first time, reaching 39th place.

In the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, DFG awards increased by 73 percent from 6.2 million to 10.7 million euros compared to the last reporting period: This puts the department in third place nationwide.

If the funding amounts are viewed in terms of personnel, specifically the average amount per professorship or scientist, the life sciences are also among the TOP 40 universities in Germany (39th place – in terms of personnel by professorships and even 19th place – in terms of personnel by total scientists).

The DFG Funding Atlas reports on the third-party funding success of higher education institutions in Germany. In addition to DFG funding, it also includes third-party funding within the framework of direct research and development funding from the federal government and the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.