REFERENCE CENTER - Links to Advanced Academics
Resources for University Faculty and Administrators, Research and Reference Institution Staff, and Researchers

Online job market for academic careers in German speaking countries, includes post-doc research position listings
Deutscher Hochschulverband
German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
DUZ Wissenschaftskarriere
Job postings for lecturers, researchers, and administrators in higher education.
German Academic International Network (GAIN)
A network of German professionals in science and academics in North America.
German Center for Research and Innovation
Deutsche Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus in New York, promotes international scientific cooperation with Germany, hosts a speaker series
German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/DFG)
Major funder of German scientists
Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
A collective source of press on German science and research
Research Explorer
A mapped directory of research centers at universities and non-university institutions in Germany.
Research in Germany
General information on the research landscape in Germany, with sections on funding, news, and events.
Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
Union of German Academies of Science, comprised of eight regional academies of science; an especially useful page lists the members by discipline, Expertenliste
Research Institutions

Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften e.V. (AWMF)
A portal for medical sciences
Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
An organisation for scientists/scholars, students, and practitioners in communications and media studies
Fraunhofer Institute (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)
Application-oriented research centering on health, security, communication, energy and the environment
German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
An organization promoting dialogue between science and industry
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
A body of scientists who advises the government, parliament, and public about socially relevant scientific issues
Graduiertenkollegs (Research Training Groups)
Research programs for highly qualified doctoral students
Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres (Helmholtz Gemeinschaft)
Research and development in science, engineering, biology, and medicine
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Institute for Contemporary History. National research archive of unpublished works by politicians, scholars and journalists, as well as records of political parties and private associations with documents from the Weimar Republic, Nationalist Socialist dictatorship era, and former East Germany
Institut für Zeitungsforschung
Institute for Newspaper Research
Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V)
A conglomerate of 87 research institutions covering five major focus areas: 1) humanities and education, 2) economic and social sciences, 3) life sciences, 4) physical sciences, and 5) environmental research
Max Planck Florida Institute
The first Max Planck branch in North America, focuses on neurosciences
Max Planck Society
Leading research in natural sciences, arts and humanities
Wissenschaftsforum Ruhr
An association of research institutions in the Ruhr area, especially those involving the local mining and other industries


Euraxess Researchers in Motion A website developed by the European Commission as a portal for researchers seeking to advance their careers and personal development
European Researchers Abroad Link (ERA-Link) - a network of European professionals in science and research in North America
Scientific Journals  

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The publishing arm of the German professional psychologists association which produces Report Psychologie, Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, and Praxis der Rechtspsychologie

German magazine that focuses on scientific subjects: practical science, technology, sociology, natural history, and psychology. Reports from around the world.

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Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Provides overview of ongoing developments into research, science and technology and their social relevance. German version of Scientific American.

Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie


German Federal Statistical Office, comprehensive statistical data on all aspects of Germany, including higher education; the publication Hochschulen auf einen Blick can be downloaded

Deutsche National Bibliothek

German National Library

A global science information gateway that searches scientific articles and databases of over 70 countries, including Germany, Canada, and the US via one portal with translation aids.