The Federal Ministry of Education and Research believes that education and research are the foundations for Germany’s future. The promotion of education, science and research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research represents an important contribution to securing Germany’s prosperity.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research promotes education and research for they are the foundations on which they will build Germany’s future in a changing world. Education provides the basis for leading an autonomous, responsible, and participatory life within industry and society. Education offers children in Germany with the tools they need to meet the challenges of a changing and increasingly globalized world. Research helps us to discover the new and improve on the known. Thanks to excellent research, we are finding solutions to global problems and devising strategies for sustainable growth. Research creates previously unknown opportunities in all domains of life, and it keeps our products and services innovative and competitive.
Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism
Saxon State Ministry for Science and Art (previously known as 'Saxon State Ministry for Science and Art' until December 2019), specialises in the aspects of social life for the Free State of Saxony, including the areas of universities, science and research. Additionally, the Ministry has an independent business section for culture and tourism.
The DFG is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities.
The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the federal government and the states, which are represented in all grants committees. At the same time, the voting system and procedural regulations guarantee science-driven decisions.