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1 1 HELMHOLTZ ASSOCIATION Dr. Sebastian Schmidt ASPERA German National Day, Hamburg, 2007, June 22

2 PAGE 2 Who are we?

3 PAGE 3 GERMAN RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS 8413, Leibniz Association Long-term research topics 5812, Fraunhofer Society Industry-oriented research and development 8012, Max Planck Society Science-led basic research 1525, Helmholtz Association Use-inspired basic research by strategic programmes Centres/ Institutes Staff Budget/ billion

4 PAGE 4 HELMHOLTZ ASSOCIATION FINANCES Total budget: 2.3 billion euros Institutional funding: approx. 1.6 billion euros, 90% from federal government 10% from federal states Third-party funding: approx. 0.7 billion euros, 15% funding from industry

5 PAGE 5 FACTS AND FIGURES 15 research centres with 250 institutes 25,700 staff 8,000 scientists/engineers 3,400 doctoral students Budget: 2.3 billion euros Helmholtz Centre Branch of a Helmholtz Centre Helmholtz Head Office List Helgoland BremerhavenGeesthachtHamburg Greifswald Braunschweig Wolfenbüttel- Remlingen Göttingen Magdeburg Potsdam Berlin Zeuthen Teltow Niemegk Halle Leipzig Bad Lauchstädt Köln Jülich Bonn Darmstadt Heidelberg Lampoldshausen Karlsruhe Stuttgart München GarchingNeuherberg Oberpfaffenhofen

6 PAGE 6 15 RESEARCH CENTRES Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron German Cancer Research Centre German Aerospace Centre Research Centre Jülich Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung Hahn-Meitner Institute Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (formerly GBF) Institut für Plasmaphysik (associated) Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine The Helmholtz Association was founded in 1995 as an umbrella organisation of 15 national research centres all established after 1950.

7 PAGE 7 STRUCTURE Board of Funding Organisations Senate Senate Commission President Vice-Presidents Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Research Centre Jülich Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ) GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht (GKSS) GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health (GSF) Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) Hahn-Meitner Institute (HMI) Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP, associated member) Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle (UFZ) Assembly of Members EnergyHealth Earth & Environment Key Technologies Transport & SpaceStructure of Matter Administrative

8 PAGE 8 TOTAL COSTS OF RESEARCH FIELDS includes non-programme-bound research

9 PAGE 9 PROGRAMME-ORIENTED FUNDING Strategic programmes in line with research policy guidelines Six research fields with 30 programmes Funding of centres through programmes International evaluation every five years by top level experts Successful programmes stand out through their scientific excellence and strategic relevance Core element of Helmholtz Reform

10 PAGE 10 STRUCTURE OF MATTER 485 million euros from institutional and third-party fundings

11 PAGE 11 ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS KASKADE Grande and LOPES KATRIN AUGER south, start 2008 AUGER north, in planning EDELWEISS AMANDA/IceCube NT200+ CTA 2 Virtual Institutes 2 Young Investigator Groups

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