In conducting its research, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz forges close links with partners from the fields of science, business and culture. Besides collaboration with a multitude of national and international institutes, research facilities and corporations, particular emphasis is given to regional integration with strategically important partners, such as the two Max Planck Institutes on the campus and the Darmstadt-based Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research.
JGU's intensive regional networking is also reflected in its involvement in the Mainz Scientific Alliance. This close cooperation helped the town of Mainz obtain the title City of Science 2011, which it received in April 2010 from the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz maintains especially close relationships with the following regional partners:
The Mainz Max Planck Institutes
- Max Planck Institute for Chemistry which focuses on atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry, geochemistry, cosmochemistry and the physics and chemistry of clouds
- Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research which focuses on the chemical and physical properties of polymers and basic research for new uses in electronics, biomedicine, packaging materials and vehicle manufacturing
In line with the focus of the research undertaken, Faculty 08 (Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences) and Faculty 09 (Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Geosciences) have in particular been in close contact with the two Max Planck Institutes in Mainz. The close cooperation is not only demonstrated by joint applications for the Federation and State Initiative for Excellence but is also clearly evident in the establishment of the Max Planck Graduate Center. In June 2009, the Max Planck Graduate Center was established in association with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in order to facilitate joint doctoral projects between the university and the Max Planck Institutes and to attract excellent doctoral students to the graduate programme based on the quality of the academic offers.
Mainz University affiliated institutes and spin-offs
- The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
- Landslide Research Station
- Center for German and International Law of Financial Services
- The Institute for Historical Regional Studies
- TRON - Translational Oncology at the Mainz University Medical Center
Further regional institutes and facilities
- The Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH, Darmstadt (GSI)
- The Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM)
- Fraunhofer ICT-IMM (former Institute of Microtechnology Mainz IMM)
- The Institute for European History, Mainz
- The Roman-Germanic Central Museum (RGZM), Mainz
- SCHOTT AG Mainz
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Mainz ScienceCampus: Byzantium between Orient and Occident