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The University of Tübingen is one of the most prestigious research universities worldwide. Every year, recognized international rankings confirm our excellent position in a variety of research fields. Around 4700 scientists and researchers are currently employed at the University – many are among the best in their field.   



Research matters


Core Research Areas

The University of Tübingen has eight core research areas with a high density of complex collaborative research projects.



Core Research Areas: Overview


Female researchers

Supporting our female researchers in their career development is of great importance to us and we offer support and funding programs specifically for women starting an academic career.


Female researchers: Overview


Institutes and Partnerships


Section for Research Funding and Technology Transfer
Wilhelmstraße 5
D-72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 29-72598
E-Mail: forschungsfoerderung@


Unit “International Research Cooperation and Strategies”
Wilhelmstraße 5
D-72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 29- 72592
E-Mail: international.research@


Excellence Initiative

Find here all information concerning the Excellence Initiative at Tübingen University


Research database (FIT)

The research database (FIT) keeps track of current third-party-funded projects at the University of Tübingen. Learn more


Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

The University of Tübingen participates in the EU Commission's Human Resources Strategy for Researchers Initiative (HRS4R). Learn more