Starting a career in research and science

You’ve graduated from a university in Germany’s most innovative region and are now looking for a research job in Baden-Württemberg. Here are some attractive options.

You graduated from a university in Baden-Württemberg and fell in love with research and innovation. You’re in luck. If you consider a scientific career, you’ve come to the right place.

Innovation and scientific inquiry has a long tradition in the state where Gottlieb Daimler developed the gasoline car engine and the company Bosch invented the first ABS anti-lock braking system. Many innovations in the fields of mobility, digitalization, energy, health and robotics have followed.

Opportunities in public and private research organizations

Baden-Württemberg is internationally renowned for its power of innovation and research. The southwestern German state has been recognized as the most innovative region within the EU. Science and research are  seen as key drivers of the state’s economic future. Thus, Baden-Württemberg invests about 5% of its gross domestic product in research and development – this number is among the highest in the world.

Baden-Württemberg is home to many top universities as well as to renowned research institutes such as the Fraunhofer Institute or the Max Planck Institute. Overall, there are more than 100 universities, research institutes, and industry-affiliated research organizations.

In addition, there is a network of more than 30 powerful research institutes with strong ties to companies that are supported and advised by Baden-Württemberg’s state department of commerce, labor and tourism. These institutes build an important bridge between research and its application in small and mid-size companies.

Support for young researchers

Talented young researchers who have excelled in their studies find many opportunities to start their career in this innovation-driven and future-oriented environment. The state supports promising young scientists with scholarships and networking opportunities.

If you want to continue in a PhD program, you’ll find information here.
Also ask the career services at your university about employment opportunities in your chosen field. They can show you to many ways to start an exciting career.

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