What is a Cluster of Excellence?

New Ways of Organizing leading-edge Research and Training

Clusters of Excellence are one of the three strands of the German "Excellence Initiative" which was launched by the German Federal Government and the German States in 2005.

They are to support German universities to establish internationally visible, competitive research, and training facilities, thereby enhancing scientific networking and cooperation among the participating institutions.

Learn more about Clusters of Excellence at the German Research Foundation.


Links on the Excellence Initiative:

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung / German Ministry for education and research:
Map of all the Clusters of Excellence in Germany