Research in Education in Germany

Scientific research in Germany is conducted by universities and research institutes. The raw output of scientific research from Germany consistently ranks among the world's best. The national academy of Germany is the Leopoldina Academy of Sciences. Additionally, the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities acts as an umbrella organization for eight local academies and acatech is the Academy of Science and Engineering.

Organizations funding research
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology (BMWi)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), promoting international exchange of scientists and students

National libraries
German National Library of Economics (ZWB)
German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED)
German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)

Research institutes
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, an association of advanced research centers in science, technology, biology and medicine
Max Planck Society, focusing on fundamental research
Fraunhofer Society, focusing on applied research and mission oriented research
Leibniz Association, addressing research issues of particular interest to the society

Every year, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft awards ten outstanding scientists working at German research institutions with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Germany's most important research prize. With a maximum of €2.5 million per award it is one of the highest endowed research prizes in the world. Additionally, numerous foundations and non-profit organizations award further prizes, medals and scholarships.