The DFG funds research in every scientific field. It supports individual projects, research cooperations, offers awards for outstanding research achievements and funds scientific infrastructure and actions for scientific contacts. Click here for an overview of the projects.
In 2008, the Chemnitz University of Technology, the Ilmenau University of Technology and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg agreed on a strategic cooperation. The goal was to establish a research network with a focus on engineering sciences. This cross-location collaboration was intended to create a cooperation platform for scientists that would allow them to conduct research not only beyond the boundaries of their own faculties, but also beyond the boundaries of the universities. Over the years, well over 50 successful cross-location research projects have been created with a funding volume in the hundreds of millions. The focus is on interdisciplinary research and involves a large number of faculties, professorships and institutes of applied research at all three locations.