Extended funding for HAWs nationwide including Hamburg

1 December 2023
Funding scheme extended until end of 2030 - almost EUR 500 million available for research and transfer to industry and society

HAWs all over Germany including Hamburg are set to receive EUR 492 million in funds from 2024 to 2030 for application-oriented research and to boost transfer to industry and society. This comes after a decision by the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz GWK), a press release said Monday (November 27, 2023). From 2025, the German states will join the funding scheme alongside the German federal government. 

Funding to drive transfer to industry and society

The decision was preceded by tough negotiations between the science and finance ministries at federal and state level. "We eventually managed to continue promoting the development of universities of applied sciences in research. They are  important in terms of science policy and at a time of extremely challenging fiscal policy," said Dr Andreas Dressel, Senator for Finance, who coordinated the state finance ministries' positions. "Now especially, investment in science and research is more important than ever to maintain our country's innovative capacity," said Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equality. The "Promotion of Application-Oriented Research" scheme has been in place since 2003 and will be continued until 2030 with more funds.

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