German Research Fair ―ドイツ研究フェア

© DAAD Tokyo / DWIH Tokyo

You want to do research at a German university or research institute and would like to find out more about doctoral programmes, post-doctoral positions, scholarships and research funding? Join the virtual German Research Fair to get in contact with representatives from many universities, research institutes and funding organisations from Germany!

Event Information

April 11, 2024, 4:00 PM to April 12, 2024, 8:00 PM

Online
Organizer(s): DAAD Regional Office Tokyo / Co-Organizer: DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo)

For more information about this event in Japanese, please switch to the Japanese website.

Participating universites, research institutions and funding agencies

Universities

Aalen University of Applied Sciences

【Profile】
Aalen University of Applied Sciences is a leading research-oriented university of applied sciences in Germany. Here, theory and practice go hand in hand as we educate the innovators of tomorrow and research and develop future technologies. A broad range of study programs and research groups encompass topics such as energy, resources, digitilization, and health. The SmartPro research network brings together 60 partners from academia and industry to develop innovative materials and technologies for energy efficiency and resource conservation. Would you like to continue your education or research career with us?

Meet us at the German Research Fair! Contact us at smartpro@hs-aalen.de!

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
Aalen University of Applied Sciences has particularly strong research programs in the fields of materials science, photonics, artificial intelligence, and health management. Two research-based master’s programs are offered entirely in English: Advanced Systems Design and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. For researchers interested in pursuing a PhD or Postdoc, funded positions are regularly posted on our career site. Aalen University of Applied Sciences has approximately 160 ongoing research projects per year funded by third parties. Early-career researchers benefit from the EMBRACE Welcome Service for International Researchers and the Research Academy, both of which provide non-academic support and specialized professional development programs.

【Short message to participants】
Aalen University of Applied Sciences is a renowned, future-oriented educational and research institution. We welcome researchers interested in pursuing innovative topics – come meet us!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.hs-aalen.de/en/facilities/131
https://smart-pro.org/en/

【Social Media】
LinkedIn:
Hochschule Aalen – Technik und Wirtschaft
SmartPro Kooperationsnetzwerk
Aalen University – Materials Research Institute Aalen
Aalen University – LaserApplicationCenter (LAZ)

Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences

【Profile】
We are a dynamic and continuously growing university of applied sciences known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and its close links with the business world. Aschaffenburg UAS is located in the heart of Germany’s Frankfurt-Rhine-Main business region, home to nearly 400,000 companies, 40 international trade fairs, and 30 higher education institutions. This strategic location allows us to cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with hundreds of companies both local and international. Students have extensive opportunities for part-time jobs, internships, and post-graduation employment, and researchers will find the region ideal for partnered projects.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
In our key research areas Intelligent Systems, Materials and Information Management interdisciplinary teams are working on cutting-edge technologies for solving global and societal challenges. The transfer of technology and knowledge to industry and business is of central importance for all research. Our scientists at all career levels gain access to professional networks. In our research master’s programmes, students gain in-depth insights into current research topics. Our unique iDok doctoral college provides doctoral students at Aschaffenburg UAS extensive support in all phases of the doctoral project. Our research managers consult international scientists on collaboration opportunities with Aschaffenburg UAS.

【Short message to participants】
Aschaffenburg UAS warmly welcomes researchers at all career levels from Japan – let´s get in contact at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.th-ab.de/en/

【Social Media】
Instagram / Facebook / LinkedIn

Clausthal University of Technology (TUC)

【Profile】
Established in 1775 at the heart of Germany’s Harz region, Clausthal University of Technology has become a leading institution for engineering, natural sciences, and environmental studies.

Our community is tight-knit, and we encourage collaboration, creativity, and leadership. We have a strong partnership with private companies, and our on-campus startup incubator makes it easier to take fundamental research to real-life applications.

At TU Clausthal, we inspire curiosity and ignite creativity. We take responsibility for the future and shape tomorrow’s visionaries with the circular economy as our overarching research topic.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
TUC is committed to international collaboration and offers an engaging atmosphere for researchers from all over the world. The graduate academy is responsible for supporting young scientists, providing a coordinated career advancement, as well as an additional range of consulting and qualification services.

In addition to its main location in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, the university has two other sites: the Energy Campus in Goslar and the Drilling Simulator Celle – the German Center for High-Performance Drilling Technology and Automation.

Interdisciplinary and closely linked studies are conducted within and between research areas, under the umbrella of the circular economy.

【Short message to participants】
Connect with TU Clausthal reps at the German research fair. Explore PhD opportunities in engineering, sciences, and more. Your academic journey begins here!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.tu-clausthal.de/en/

【Social Media】
Instagram / Facebook / YouTube

Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT)

【Profile】
DIT is not only the most research-intensive and most international University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria, it is also the fastest growing. The basis are eight faculties for business, engineering, health and computer science, which focus on practical and future-oriented teaching and applied research at the highest level.

R&D projects are always rooted in real-life cases, as research staff collaborate with regional and international companies from the private sector to develop innovative solutions for immediate application, mainly funded by national government and EU grants.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
The research activities at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology are basically directed in four directions. These are “Digital Technologies“, “Sustainable Production & Energy Technologies“, “Smart Marterials“ and “Quality of Life & Healthcare“.

Our PhD mentoring programme serves as a collegial exchange and creates a networking opportunity among PhD students at DIT.

【Short message to participants】
Welcome to DIT, where groundbreaking research meets a supportive community. Join us at our booth for innovation and collaboration !

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.th-deg.de/en

【Social Media】
LinkedIn

Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)

【Profile】
Freie Universität Berlin is one of the most renowned research-oriented universities in Germany. It is a full-spectrum university, comprising twelve departments and three Central Institutes that together offer more than 150 different academic programs in a broad range of disciplines. The principles of academic freedom and internationality have guided the university’s development since its founding in 1948. Today, FUB maintains roughly 500 partnerships with universities around the world and is home to more than international 8,000 students and scholars from 130 countries.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
Freie Universität Berlin is a cosmopolitan institution, and working internationally an everyday experience. We welcome applications by postgraduates – as students in our German- or English-language taught Master’s programs, doctoral researchers in structured programs or during an individual doctorate, and as postdocs advancing your research career with us.

Research performed at FUB is marked by excellence and interdisciplinarity, internationality and targeted support for ECR. The high quality of our research activities at Freie Universität is confirmed by the university’s outstanding placement in various rankings of higher education institutions as well as in its successful performance in the German Excellence Strategy competition.

【Short message to participants】
Freie Universität Berlin invites qualified post-graduates to connect during the German Research Fair – we look forward to discussing options with you!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.fu-berlin.de/en

【Social Media】
X / Instagram / LinkedIn

Goethe University Frankfurt

【Profile】
Goethe University Frankfurt is one of the largest and most renowned universities in Germany, founded in 1914 and named after the German poet and universal scholar, Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe. GU is a comprehensive public research university that offers a huge variety of degree programs to its 44.000 students, and world-class research to address the most pressing questions of our time. Research is done in all 16 faculties and various research centers. Particularly high-performing research units are clustered within 6 Profile Areas. Goethe University has 5 campuses, in particular the beautiful central Campus Westend, and the modern science Campus Riedberg.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
GU Frankfurt offers English taught Master Programs (in particular in American/English Studies, Climate Sciences, Biodiversity, Politics, Economics, Neuroscience, Linguistics, East Asia Studies, Biosciences).

We welcome excellent international PhD-candidates in one of six Research Profile Areas (Molecular & Translational Medicine, Structure & Dynamics of Life, Space, Time & Matter, Sustainability & Biodiversity, Orders & Transformations, Universality & Diversity) or in one of the faculties.

The Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers (GRADE) offers a comprehensive qualification program and group-specific support to young researchers, including workshops, individual coaching, networking events, measures for career development, financial support, and language courses.

【Short message to participants】
Goethe University Frankfurt – an international Research University in the heart of Europe. Young Researchers from Japan are very welcome at the cosmopolitan Rhein-Main-Area!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/en?

【Social Media】
LinkedIn / YouTube / Facebook

Hasso Plattner Institute (Digital Engineering Faculty at University of Potsdam)

【Profile】
The Hasso Plattner Institute offers a practically-oriente computer science study program at an internationally recognized institute. This study includes the Germany-wide unique IT-Systems Engineering program. In our research, as in our teaching, we place great emphasis on scientific excellence, practical and close cooperation with industry. The HPI Research Schools for “Service-Oriented Systems Engineering” and “Data Science and Engineering” are the HPI graduate schools. In our research clusters Systems, Data and AI and Foundations, Digital Health and Security, researchers from several disciplines work together on questions that contribute to solving societal challenges.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
Digital Engineering is a multidisciplinary approach to design and implementation of digital solutions, especially complex systems. The Hasso Plattner Institute’s research groups therefore focus their research and teaching on many diverse topics in the field of digital engineering. In this way, we want to contribute to ensure that the digital transformation in business, administration and society is successful, sustainable, and focuses on people as users. Approximately 33% of our 209 doctoral students are international. HPI does not assess enrollment fees, researchers pay just the semester contribution to University of Potsdam. The dissertation may be submitted in German or English language.

【Short message to participants】
Hasso Plattner Institute (Digital Engineering Faculty at University of Potsdam) welcomes researchers from Japan and around the world – meet us at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://hpi.de/en/index.html

【Social Media】
Facebook / X / Mastodon / Instagram

Heidelberg University

【Profile】
Heidelberg University is an international research university that emphasizes cross-disciplinary research that transcends the boundaries of conventional academic disciplines. With approximately 30,000 students and approximately 6,000 researchers and faculty members organized in 13 faculties, it is ranked among the top universities in Germany and Europe and has formed a network with research and educational institutions around the world.

Numerous great minds have learned, taught and conducted research at Heidelberg University. Therefore, the oldest German university has played an important part in shaping science and society since its founding in 1386.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
Heidelberg University offers challenging PhD Programs and individual PhD supervision in various fields of study and encourages interdisciplinary research approaches. Students and early career researchers also benefit from a strong network of local research facilities, e.g., Max-Planck-Institute, the DKFZ (German Cancer Research Center). On the MA level Heidelberg University offers a number of programs that are taught in English. On the PhD and Postdoc Level studying and conducting research in English is possible in most subject areas. Heidelberg University provides a wide range of resources as well as counseling to PhD candidates and postdocs for professional skills and career development in the early academic career phases.

【Short message to participants】
“Learn about Heidelberg University’s opportunities for advanced students, PhD candidates, and Early Career Researchers! We look forward to meeting you at the German Research Fair!”

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/en

【Social Media】
Facebook / X / Instagram / YouTube / Graduate Academy Instagram

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

【Profile】
KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association – combines university tradition with program-oriented research. The framework conditions presently offered to KIT researchers are accordingly unique in the German science system. Nowhere else can researchers use the infrastructure of a large-scale research center and collaborate at a university of excellence across the disciplines of natural sciences, engineering, economics, the humanities and social sciences. Research at KIT is aimed at creating new findings, applications, and solutions to master the global challenges facing humankind with pathbreaking contributions – in particular in the areas of energy, mobility, and information.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
• Excellent research environment (large-scale research and university research)
• Excellent national and international networking
• Close collaborations with industrial companies
• International setting
• Very good supervision and a culture of scientific exchange
• Interdisciplinary research and scientific qualification within structured doctoral programs
• Comprehensive services for early-stage researchers, in particular by Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)
• Large range of offerings for cross-disciplinary qualification, networking, and career development

【Short message to participants】
From graduation to professorship: KIT consistently promotes young scientists in all career phases. Meet us at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.kit.edu
https://www.khys.kit.edu

【Social Media】
LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube / X

Ruhr University Bochum

【Profile】
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading comprehensive research universities. We host the entire spectrum of disciplines in 21 faculties—from the Humanities, Social Sciences to Engineering, Natural and Life Sciences incl. Medicine.

RUB has a long-standing and close relationship to Japan, illustrated by 20 partnerships with Japanese universities and one unique feature: Germany’s only Faculty of East Asian Studies with its doctoral school “East Asian Future”.

Join our amazing science community of more than 4,000 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and benefit from offers of the university-wide RUB Research School: dedicated support and guidance, internationalization programs, and advanced academic qualification.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
RUB Research School provides funding for international doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, from 2-week to 6-month visits. We help you find a research host.
• Profit from our offers on career guidance and our broad workshop program to enhance your personal competencies such as writing or presenting.
• Our Welcome Centre helps you onboard with visa and insurance issues, finding an accommodation, etc.
9 Interdisciplinary Research Departments: Solvation Science & IT-Security (Both Clusters of Excellence), Materials Research, Neuroscience, Religious Studies, Protein Research, Plasmas with Complex Interactions, Subsurface Modeling and Engineering, Closed Carbon Cycle Economy.
• Common language of research is English.

【Short message to participants】
Ruhr-Universität Bochum is the perfect place for young Japanese researchers, not only because of its Faculty of East Asian Studies! Let us become your career booster!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
English / German

【Social Media】
X : Ruhr-Universität Bochum / RUB Research School
Instagram: Ruhr-Universität Bochum / RUB Research School
Facebook: Ruhr-Universität Bochum / RUB Research School
LinkedIn: Ruhr-Universität Bochum / RUB Research School

Technical University of Berlin – (TU Berlin)

【Profile】
With over 100 study programs, TU Berlin is an institution steeped in tradition and one of the largest, internationally renowned technical universities in Germany. Roughly 35,000 students study here – a University of Excellence in the heart of Berlin.

The range of study programs at TU Berlin is unique for a technical university, bringing together natural sciences and technology, planning sciences, economics and management, social sciences, and humanities under one roof. Many programs have unique selling points, making them one of a kind in Germany. TU Berlin is the only university in the capital region offering engineering subjects.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
Our Key Application Areas are in:
1. Digital Transformation
2. Energy Systems, Mobility, and Sustainable Resources
3. Human Health, Humanities, and Educational Science
4. Urban Systems and Environmental Systems
5. Photonics and Optical Systems
6. Materials, Design and Manufacturing
TU Berlin has 19 English master Degree programs (https://www.tu.berlin/en/studying/study-programs/all-programs-offered – choose Degree: Master and Language of instruction: English to filter). The international affairs office also offers funding for international research and cooperation projects. This overview includes both TU Berlin internal funding programs and external programs, for which we can provide advice. For more information please check the following link:
https://www.tu.berlin/en/international/researchers-staff/funding-opportunities-at-tu-berlin

【Short message to participants】
We look forward to assisting you in identifying suitable partners for your research and helping you to start your scientific career at TU Berlin by giving advice on open calls and funding possibilities as well as answer any other questions you might have on working at TU Berlin. Come and meet us at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.tu.berlin/en/

【Social Media】
LinkedIn / International Affairs / YouTube

Technical University of Braunschweig

【Profile】
Technische Universität Braunschweig is one of the strongest research universities in the state of Lower Saxony and is located in the centre of Europe’s most active R&D region. With around 16,000 students and 3,800 employees, we offer a wide range of study programs, innovative and interdisciplinary teaching, research- and transfer opportunities, and excellent facilities. With a strong focus on engineering, TU Braunschweig addresses global challenges within the framework of four interdisciplinary core research areas: Mobility, Metrology, Engineering for Health & Future City. We are looking for graduates and postgraduates from all academic areas, in particular from the STEM field.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
International researchers are very welcome at Technische Universität Braunschweig! In addition to an excellent research infrastructure, we offer fully-funded positions, for example at PhD or postdoc level, as well as funding advice for acquiring your own third-party funding. Furthermore, the International House bundles all internationalization measures of the university and includes, for example, the Language Centre (German language skills are not necessary for research, but can be acquired additionally). The Mobile Researchers Services support international researchers in all administrative steps of a stay in Germany and organizes many social events and networking opportunities on site.

【Short message to participants】
A warm welcome to Technische Universität Braunschweig – come work and research with us in one of the densest research regions in Europe!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/en/

【Social Media】
LinkedIn / Facebook / Instagram / X

Technical University of Munich

【Profile】
Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world and international collaborations. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence and regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings and combines top-class facilities for cutting-edge research with unique learning opportunities for students, doctoral candidates and in particular early-career researchers.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
The TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that supports outstanding young researchers with a funded research stay at the Technical University of Munich.
Based on a competitive review process that considers both the quality of respective research proposals as well as previous experiences, the best applicants are awarded the Fellowship. While collaborating with one of TUM’s distinguished professors, Fellows conduct their projects with great autonomy and scientific independence. Thereby, they profit from the excellent scientific environment at TUM and the highest degree of scientific freedom to sharpen their research profiles for their future careers.

【Short message to participants】
The TUM Talent Factory for Postdocs provides support and trainings for all early-career researchers at TUM and to international postdocs who want to conduct a research project at TUM.– come and meet us at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.tum.de/en/

University of Bayreuth

【Profile】
The University of Bayreuth (UBT) is a research-orientated young and dynamic campus university with an outstanding staff-student ratio. Its mission focuses on furthering interdisciplinary research and science as well as profile creation and the development of interdisciplinary subjects.
UBT has a tightly knit network of strategically selected, international partner universities and research project partnerships. The research programmes and offered courses encompass nature and engineering sciences, law and economics as well as language, literature and cultural studies. Several undergraduate and graduate study programmes and numerous individual courses and seminars are offered in English. Research and PhD programmes are generally conducted in English.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
At UBT, you can expect all the pre-conditions to be in place for your research. Thanks to our excellent research performance, we obtain a considerable share of our budget from third-party funding, in addition to our state budget. The University of Bayreuth offers support in applying for funding and in financing research stays through several of its offices. The UBT Office of Research Support advises and supports researchers from all disciplines in preparing and applying for their research project proposals. The International Office supports researchers from all disciplines in initiating and carrying out international research projects.

【Short message to participants】
Excellent research thrives where great minds have freedom to think and adventurous spirits find inspiration – like at the University of Bayreuth. Come and meet us at the German Research Fair 2024!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/en

【Social Media】
LinkedIn / X / Instagram / Facebook / YouTube

University of Bonn

【Profile】
The best minds have been able to develop their potential at the University of Excellence in Bonn for over 200 years. Within our transdisciplinary research areas and clusters of excellence, outstanding researchers collaborate across faculties and focus on key scientific, technological and social issues of the future. We want to promote talented researchers at all stages of their careers. Get to know us and our programs!

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
Doctoral students and postdocs from Japan can benefit from the following programs:
Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers: combines in-depth training, personalized guidance and financial support
Bonn International Graduate Schools: guarantee doctoral training at the highest level and in outstanding research contexts with attractive international collaborations and a tailored qualification program
Santander International Exchange Grants: offer doctoral students from Japan the possibility to visit Bonn for a research stay of one to three months
Argelander Grant “Stepping Stone”: for Postdocs transferring to Bonn for up to two years

【Short message to participants】
Come meet us at the German Research Fair to learn more about the excellent research opportunities at the University of Bonn!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.uni-bonn.de/en/university/about-the-university

【Social Media】
Instagram / X / Facebook / LinkedIn

University of Hannover

【Profile】
Leibniz University Hannover belongs to the TU9 – the nine leading Institutes of Technology in Germany. We offer a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from engineering and natural sciences to architecture and environmental planning, from law and economics to social sciences and humanities.

LUH welcomes 27.300 students, including 17,3 % international students from 117 different countries and around 3.100 researchers in more than 150 institutes.

Leibniz University Hannover has been founded 1831 and is very influential in shaping the image of the state capital of Lower Saxony, a city which offers the perfect blend of urban convenience and nature, the ideal environment for work, family and leisure.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
Our Key research areas are:
– Quantum Optics and Gravitational Physics
– Optical Technologies
– Biomedical Research and Technology
– Production engineering
– Interdisciplinary Studies of Sciences
– Energy Research

We led two Cluster of excellence (PhoenixD and Quantum Frontiers) and are part of two further Cluster of Excellence (Hearing4all and SE2A – Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation).

LUH offers individual doctorate as well as structures doctoral programmes. There is no official language requirements for researchers at LUH. Most institutes offers payed positions for researchers but it is also possible to make research at LUH with a scholarship or an own-funding.

【Short message to participants】
Our work is thus guided by the motto: Global thinking, interdisciplinary research: the spirit of Leibniz!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/

【Social Media】
Overview / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn / Mastodon / X / YouTube

University of Jena

【Profile】
Well known for Goethe, Schiller, Hegel, Haeckel, Zeiss and Schott, JENA provides the unique combination of a beautiful setting, strong cultural and philosophical traditions, high-tech industry, and, above all, a modern research-oriented university.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
More than 20 Research Training Groups and Graduate Schools, are impressive indicators of what you can expect for your career at the Friedrich Schiller University. Its focal research areas are united under the slogan Light, Life, Liberty. Light includes Optics and Photonics as well as Innovative Materials, Technologies and Energy Storage; Life includes Microbiology, Infection Biology, Biodiversity, Bio-Geo-Interactions and Aging Research. Liberty includes Social Change, Enlightenment, Romanticism and Contemporary History. Doctoral candidates at Uni Jena benefit from excellent support. Responsible for this excellent support and one-stop agency for all questions of (future) doctoral candidates is the Graduate Academy.

【Short message to participants】
We offer plenty of opportunities to enter exciting doctoral projects and provide excellent support for early career researchers. Join us at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.uni-jena.de/en/academic-career/doctoral-phase/your-doctorate-in-jena

【Social Media】
LinkedIn / Facebook

University of Stuttgart

【Profile】
The University of Stuttgart, founded in 1829, has around 21,500 students. Its vision of “Intelligent systems for a sustainable society” and its distinctive “Stuttgart Way” stand for consistent interdisciplinary networking of complimentary specialist disciplines as well as integrating engineering, science, humanities and social studies.

Its pre-eminent position as a globally networked research university is reflected, among other things, by the two Clusters of Excellence “Data-integrated simulation sciences” and “Intergrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture”, the research campus ARENA2036, its participation in the “Cyber Valley” network as well as in numerous special research areas and graduate programs.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
The Graduate Academy of the University of Stuttgart is the central institution for the promotion of early career researchers at the University of Stuttgart. It offers you a wide range of services that will prepare you for various career paths in science, industry and society and are tailored to your respective career stage. The University of Stuttgart sees itself as a family-friendly university, and continuously strives towards implementing this ethos in its structures, processes and instruments. The ability to combine work, university studies and family is ensured thanks to various support services which encourage a family-friendly working and scientific culture.

【Short message to participants】
As a junior researcher, at the University of Stuttgart you will find excellent conditions and supporting programs to prepare you for your next career step

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/en

【Social Media】
Facebook / Instagram / X / YouTube / LinkedIn

University of Würzburg

【Profile】
Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg (JMU) is a university with an international reputation for excellent research and is proud to be the home of outstanding researchers. The university is big enough to offer a broad and innovative range of subjects, yet not too big to create a personal atmosphere. Importantly, we are not only committed to delivering quality research but also to delivering quality teaching. The 2024 THE World University Ranking places JMU 175th globally and 17th nationally.
Numerous partnerships with universities in Japan, including the University of Tokyo, Kanazawa University, Ritsumeikan University, Chuo University, and Nagasaki University, underline the importance JMU attributes to cooperation with Japan.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
The university has defined six interdisciplinary Research Priority Areas:
• Molecules, Cells and Organisms
• Molecular Chemistry, New Materials and Quantum Effects
• Digitality, Data Science and Algorithms
• Global Challenges
• Cultural Spheres
• Institutions, Norms and Behavior
Numerous Master programs taught in English language, from the life sciences to law, offer opportunities for non-German speaking students. The language of research is English in most fields.

【Short message to participants】
Meet the Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg (JMU) and explore your opportunities at our virtual booth and during an online seminar.

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/

【Social Media】
X / Instagram / Facebook / YouTube

Research Institutions, Clusters and Language Schools

Forschungszentrum Jülich

【Profile】
Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. We aim to tackle the grand challenges of our times. How can we make a success of the energy transition and mitigate the effects of climate change? What challenges are emerging due to the increasing digitization of our society? Will we succeed in understanding the human brain? And how can we facilitate the transition to a bio-based sustainable economy? Come and work with more than 7,000 colleagues at one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change!

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
We offer excellent research opportunities for doctoral reseachers and postdocs: a broad range of interdisciplinary research topics, highly specialized research infrastructures (e.g. supercomputers, the Helmholtz Quantum Center, a specialized centre for microscopy and spectroscopy with electrons, an imaging core facility, a 1,000 m² cleanroom facility and an atmospheric simulation chamber), state-of-the-art scientific methods, cooperation with top-class institutes and internationally renowned scientific experts as well as excellent career and networking opportunities. Advertised positions are already funded and you will receive a salary for your research activities. English is the everyday language in science.

【Short message to participants】
Every year we have several hundred researcher positions to fill and we are particularly happy to receive applications from candidates from Japan!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.fz-juelich.de/en

【Social Media】
LinkedIn

Goethe-Institut Tokyo

【Profile】
As a globally active cultural institute of Germany, the Goethe-Institut promotes mutual understanding between Germany and the world. The 158 Goethe-Instituts in 98 countries work in cooperation with numerous partner organizations.

We support advanced German language teaching in 100,000 schools worldwide and promote the continuing education and qualification of German language teachers. 500,000 people worldwide take German examinations every year.

20,000 events are yearly held as international cultural exchanges with local organizations, NGOs, and partners.

We also provide opportunities to learn, meet, and participate through digital information and learning services in 60 languages and a 95 libraries network.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
The Goethe-Institut provides young Japanese researchers with the opportunity to gain and enhance their knowledge of the German language and culture before their study or research stay in Germany. The courses encompass fundamental aspects of the German language, including essential vocabulary pertinent to research. Additionally, it incorporates a structured program designed to facilitate the acquisition of intercultural communication skills essential for adapting to life in Germany.

【Short message to participants】
Come and visit our library, cultural events and German language courses and examinations!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
Japanese / German

【Social Media】
Instagram / Facebook / X / LINE (@GI_Japan)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB)

【Profile】
Climate change poses serious challenges to the whole world. At Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, we research materials for a climate-neutral future. 1200 employees from all over the world work together at HZB towards this goal. Join us, and help us achieve it!

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
HZB is a bilingual center with internationally-diverse research groups in which scientific programmes and activities are conducted in English. It is embedded in the vibrant Berlin-Brandenburg academic landscape and offers fully funded positions and excellent conditions for PhD candidates (funded for 4 years) and postdocs, for whom a comprehensive range of support structures is available. Furthermore, HZB can function as host for outstandingly qualified young scientists, who wish to establish young Investigator groups funded through German or European funding bodies with the aim to qualify for a university professorship and a permanent position at HZB.

【Short message to participants】
At HZB we work towards a climate-neutral future. Come visit our booth to find out more– we look forward to getting to know you!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/index_en.html

【Social Media】
LinkedIn / X / Instagram / YouTube

Leibniz Association

【Profile】
The Leibniz Association connects 96 independent research institutions that range in focus from natural, engineering and environmental sciences to economics, spatial and social sciences and the humanities. Leibniz Institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance.
They conduct basic and applied research, maintain scientific infrastructures, and provide research-based services.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
– Scientific Profile: The Leibniz institutions are divided up into five sections with differing focus areas. Those sections are: A- Humanities and Educational Research, B- Economics, Social Sciences, Spatial Research, C- Life Sciences, D- Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering and E- Environmental Sciences. Active knowledge sharing takes place both within and between the sections.

– Career Opportunities: The Leibniz Association qualifies and supports researchers at all stages of their careers through measures and programmes such as: Leibniz ScienceCampi, a Leibniz PhD Network, a Leibniz Postdoc Network, Leibniz-Junior Research Groups, and a Leibniz Programme for Women Professors

【Short message to participants】
Coming soon

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/

【Social Media】
X / LinkedIn / Facebook

ML4Q - Cluster of Excellence “Matter and Light for Quantum Computing”

【Profile】
“Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” (ML4Q) is a Cluster of Excellence established in 2019 within the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. In ML4Q, scientists from the universities of Cologne, Aachen and Bonn as well as Forschungszentrum Jülich come together to spearhead quantum computing research.

ML4Q builds on and expands the complementary expertise in the three key research fields (solid-state physics, quantum optics, and quantum information science) at the partner institutions in order to develop the best hardware platform for quantum information technology, and provide comprehensive blueprints for a functional quantum information network.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
The cluster-wide ML4Q Research School provides support in training and scientific development to young researchers from master to postdoctoral level. All information can be found on our homepage: https://ml4q.de/research-school/
Offers are all in English and differ in their financing options. They include among other undergraduate internships, online courses, intensive weeks as well as the newly established ML4Q Fellowship program: https://ml4q.de/ml4q-fellowships/.

【Short message to participants】
Interested in joining an ever growing hub for quantum computing research? Come and meet us at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://ml4q.de/

【Social Media】
X / Linkedin

Funding organisations

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

【Profile】
The Humboldt Research Fellowship for researchers of all nationalities and research areas: We support you – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with your research in Germany. Through the Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications from across the globe. As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio. Looking ahead to the upcoming meetings of the selection committee, we expect that 20 – 25% of the applications received will be approved.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
In providing Research Fellowships for postdocs, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6–24 months) in Germany. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply. The Foundation enables also for experienced researchers who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany.

【Short message to participants】
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, equivalent to JSPS in Japan, offers scholarships for postdoc researchers and experienced researchers who wish research in Germany.

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/

【Social Media】
YouTube / X / wisskomm.social (Mastodon)

DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo)

Profile】
Stay up to date about open calls, Japanese-German research collaboration and meet experts from Germany at our numerous events in Japan!
DWIH Tokyo (Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus Tokyo) is a platform for German research and innovation in Japan. With its unique network of German organizations from science, research and innovation, it holds numerous events throughout the year, connecting stakeholders from Japan and Germany. DWIH Tokyo is part of a global network of six German Centres for Research and Innovation. Since its establishment in 2010, it has been supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and it is currently managed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Interested in joining our events?
Register here for our newsletter:  www.dwih-tokyo.org/newsletter

Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
DWIH Tokyo is the main organizer of the German Research Fair. We would be happy if you use this opportunity to get in touch with many research institutions and funding organisations from Germany!
It would be great to see you at one of our other events – virtual or on-site in Japan – as well. To receive our invitations, please register for our newsletter.
More information: www.dwih-tokyo.org

【Short message to participants】
Stay up to date about Japanese-German research funding calls and enhance your international network at our events in Japan!

Chat Availability
Coming soon

【Institution Website
English / Japanese

【Social Media】
X / LinkedIn

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Regional Office Tokyo

Profile】
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. The Regional Office Tokyo has been providing information about studying and researching in Germany since 1978. Our activity includes offering free consultations for students interested in Germany and conducting regular online information events.

We offer various funding programs for researchers from Japan, ranging from individual scholarships to financial support for scientific projects, university collaborations and conferences. If you have any questions about studying or researching in Germany –feel free to contact us!

Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
DAAD presents various scholarship options for individual PhD students and postdocs:

  • Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany
  • Research Grants – Short-Term Grants
  • Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
  • University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates
  • Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)
  • DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

The DAAD Funding Guide provides an overview of all scholarship programs: http://www.funding-guide.de/

For more information, visit the DAAD Tokyo Office website and follow us on social media!

【Short message to participants】
Do you want to learn more about scholarships and research opportunities in Germany? We are happy to help!

Chat Availability
Coming soon

【Institution Website
English / Japanese

【Social Media】
X / Instagram / Facebook

German Research Foundation (DFG)

【Profile】
The DFG is the central self-governing research funding organization in Germany. It takes particular care to promote international cooperation, early career researchers, gender equality and diversity in science and the humanities.
The DFG supports international cooperation in all its funding programs. In order to facilitate transnational research cooperation, it maintains relations with a large number of foreign partner organizations, including the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
We offer an overview of funding instruments for the time after your PhD with a focus on the Walter Benjamin Programme and Emmy Noether Programme. We will explain opportunities for doctoral training in International Research Training Groups (IRTGs).
PhD candidates and postdocs of all disciplines are welcome to join our session and visit our booth!

【Short message to participants】
Find out about funding opportunities for research in Germany in our talk and at our booth!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
English / Japanese

【Social Media】
X / YouTube

JSPS Bonn Office, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

【Profile】
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is a self-governing body established by law with the aim of contributing to progress in all areas of the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. The first office of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Europe was opened in Bonn in 1992.
The JSPS Bonn Office offers scientists and graduates information on universities and research institutions in Japan and arranges various programmes to promote international cooperation in scientific research.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
To foster highly capable researchers with wide international perspectives, JSPS provides fellowship programs that gives excellent young Japanese researchers an opportunity to carry out long-term research at an overseas university or research institution. The programs’ target fields are all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

1) Overseas Research Fellowships gives postdoctoral researchers an opportunity to carry out long-term research (2 years) at an overseas university or research institution.

2) Overseas challenge program for young researchers gives doctoral students an opportunity to go overseas to challenge a new research environment, one in which they engage in joint research with researchers in other countries over a period of three months to one year.

【Short message to participants】
JSPS provides various opportunities for researchers from Japan – come and meet us at the German Research Fair!

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/

【Social Media】
X : JSPS / JSPS Bonn Office

National Contact Point for Horizon Europe in Japan (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation)

【Profile】
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is financed by European Commision DG GROW and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) and manages various services all designed to help bring European and Japanese businesses together. In the Science and Technology and Innovation Promotion service of the EU-Japan Centre, we were officially nominated by Japanese government as National Contact Point (NCP) Japan to promote Horizon Europe Programme to potential Japanese researchers and related people in their organizations. NCP Japan provides basic information, guidelines, events, reference documents in Japanese to support Japanese researchers, govenment officials, and people from industries who are engaged in Horizon Europe programme.

【Opportunities for early career researchers from Japan】
In the Horizon Europe Programme, there are fellowship programmes supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and European Research Council (ERC). In MSCA, there are sub-programmes to support postdoctor (obtained PhD) researchers around the world to research in Europe called MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship European Fellowship.
In ERC, ERC is a type of funds to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, based on scientific excellence. Minimun requirements of the researchers can be different depending on 4 types of ERC grants and in all cases Japanese researchers currently based in Japan are eligible for funds if they are selected.
In both cases it funds researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based across Europe and it will be great opportunities for researchers currently in Japan to research in Europe.
These are the programs run by ERC and EC. NCP Japan is to introduce these programmes to researchers based in Japan.

【Short message to participants】
If you are interested in Horizon Europe Programme, including MSCA, ERC, please contact NCP Japan Portal or contact us by email

【Chat Availability】
Coming soon

【Institution Website】
English / Japanese

【Social Media】
X / Facebook / LinkedIn / Instagram / YouTube

Timetable of Online Seminars

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Related information: New website on doing research in Germany (in Japanese)

We have just published a brand-new comprehensive website on how to pursue a research career in Germany! You will find useful information in Japanese on all steps of the process, from PhD and postdoc to senior researcher, as well as three interviews with Japanese researchers who talk about their experience in Germany.

To the website (in Japanese): https://www.dwih-tokyo.org/ja/ja-research-innovation/research-and-phd-in-germany/

How to obtain your PhD in Germany

How to obtain your PhD in Germany

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