G’day – Guten Tag!

We are here to (re)connect with Australian researchers, policy makers, and industry partners and to get you interested in co-operating with Leibniz Institutes.

Come visit our General Information Sessions and check out

Research in Germany

If you are thinking of studying or pursuing research in Germany, please consult Research in Germany and the DAAD IC office in Australia for funding possibilities and career opportunities.

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, including in the interdisciplinary Leibniz Research Alliances, maintain scientific infrastructure, and provide research-based services. The Leibniz Institutes employ around 20,000 people, including 10,000 researchers. The financial volume amounts to 1.9 billion euros.

Your career with Leibniz

Once you have found a Leibniz Institute that suits your research interests, please contact the PI of your choice directly and consult them about opportunities. By the way – you do not have to speak German!

The Leibniz Association wants to attract the best scientists worldwide. In 2018, international scientists accounted for 23% of academic staff, 33% of doctoral students and 32% of post-doctoral researchers.

To the career portal

A Glance at our Natural Sciences and Life Sciences

  1. Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering

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  2. Life Science

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Our visit to Australia

In February 2020, we will be visiting Australia with a Leibniz delegation of lead researchers from the following research areas:

  • Optics and Photonics
  • Materials Research and Nanotechnology
  • Biomedical Research and Health Technologies
  • Mathematics and Modelling
  • Digital Transformation, Research Data Management and Infrastructures
  • Astrophysics

Come visit our General Information Sessions!

Melbourne -> Adelaide -> Canberra -> Sydney

More information

  1. Compendium of the Leibniz Association

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  2. Leibniz Junior Research Groups

    Programme flyer (PDF)

  3. Leibniz Programme for Women Professors

    Programme flyer (PDF)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Dr Almuth Wietholtz-Eisert
Leibniz Association
President’s Office
International Affairs