Excellence Initiative and Excellence Strategy
- Excellence on solid foundations
Excellence on solid foundations: with about €100m p.a. in third-party funding, research funding and other income, Justus Liebig University Giessen is a research-intensive university with a long tradition. The second largest university in Hessen receives funding from numerous joint-research programs, including eleven collaborative research centers and several priority programs and research groups. Represented in the Excellence Initiative continuously for over ten years, JLU is now a competitor in the Excellence Strategy with two full proposals for Clusters – recognition for the consistent further development of JLU’s two profile areas, i.e. the natural and life sciences on the one hand, and the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences on the other.
- Top Research
Since the beginning of the Excellence Initiative in 2006, the University of Giessen has been on the Excellence map of Germany. The Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS) and the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) received funding from the start and in both rounds of the federal-state initiative. As a comprehensive university with many facets, JLU has at the same time created optimum conditions for developing further areas of excellence – such as in Perception Psychology. JLU has also shown how successful its involvement in the energy revolution has been in the field of battery research – scientists from Giessen are participants in another Excellence Cluster proposal submitted by Ulm and Karlsruhe.