Research and Technology Transfer

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. With more than 100 institutes and clinics, the School of Music, and the Mainz Academy of Arts, it is the academic hub of Rhineland-Palatinate. JGU maintains close ties with regional, national, and international partners in the scientific, cultural, business and public sectors.

JGU has successfully demonstrated its research capacity in the German Excellence Initiative: with the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA and the Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ two top-level research facilities are currently funded. Two Research Centers and nine Research Units represent the most prolific areas of research at the university.

Since 2016, third-party funding (PDF for download, in German) has amounted to over 100 million Euros per year, and the trend is rising. JGU regularly occupies top ranks in third-party funding in the natural sciences in the Funding Atlas of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

In leading national and international rankings, for example the Leiden Ranking, Mainz University regularly achieves top rankings in a variety of topics. The Institute of Physics at JGU is one of the best in the world according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and JGU is among the top German universities in natural sciences and mathematics.

The University's objective is to further develop its potential in the future, to strengthen the transfer of knowledge and technology, and to allow all stakeholders involved to benefit from cooperation.

News & Events

20.05.2019
New international open access journal on ancient and Christian ethics published by theologians at Mainz University

Journal aims to contribute to the dialog between ethical traditions of antiquity and current ethical discourses ...

14.05.2019
German Research Foundation approves new research training group investigating the evolution of gene regulation

New Research Training Group "Gene Regulation in Evolution: From Molecular to Extended Phenotypes" gives a boost to Mainz University as a major center of research in the life sciences ...

06.05.2019
Mainz University welcomes leading researchers and bestows the 2019 Gutenberg Research Award

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Annual celebration of the Gutenberg Research College / Public lectures by Corine Defrance in Mainz ...

25.04.2019
Driving chemical reactions with light

Chemical nature of surface molecules influences plasmon responses of metal nanoparticles ...