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.

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 institutes 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. Leibniz institutions collaborate intensively with universities as well as with industry and other partners at home and abroad. The Leibniz Institutes employ around 20,500 people, including 11,500 researchers. The financial volume amounts to 2 billion euros.

Our Visit to Australia

In February 2024, 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 -> Canberra -> Sydney -> Brisbane

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 Scientific Profiles

Cultural Heritage and Education
Section "Humanities and Educational Research"
Biodiversity and Health
Section "Life Sciences"
Environment and Sustainable Development
Section "Environmental Research"
Economic and Spatial Development, Democratic Participation and Social Integration
Section "Economics, Social Sciences, Spatial Research"
Cultural Heritage and Education
Section "Humanities and Educational Research"

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
Dr. Felix Kießling
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
T 030 206049 615