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Research institutes to get more funds

More funds available in 2017/18 budget

Several research institutes including the Research Centre for Contemporary History in Hamburg (FZH), the Institute for the History of the German Jews (IGdJ), Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and the Academy of Sciences and Humanites in Hamburg are to receive around EUR 1 million in additional funds over the next two years.

Institutes positively rated

The move comes after an evaluation of all the institutes and the Academy of Sciences and Humanities by an independent commission of experts proved positive, according to the Ministry for Science and Research. Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equality, said: “The institutes on Schlump are places for reflecting and for grasping urgent, contemporary issues and for coming to terms with the past. They are indispensable for Hamburg and the diversity of the science landscape in north Germany. The Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg makes an indispensable contribution to the further development of Hamburg as a centre of knowledge.”

Research Centre for Contemporary History (FZH)

The Research Centre for Contemporary History (FZH) conducts research into the 20th century with particular emphasis on Hamburg and north Germany. The FZH gives the public access to its work and scientific debates through publications, lectures and congresses. It is run as a foundation and supported by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It has been part of the University of Hamburg since 2000.

Institute for the History of the German Jews (IGdJ)

The Institute for the History of the German Jews is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Opened in 1966, the institute is the first in Germany dedicated entirely to German-Jewish history and is backed by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The IGdJ’s main tasks include basic research, publishing its own studies, academic publications and supporting young scientists.

Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)

Founded in 1971, the IFSH conducts research into the causes and course of conflicts, works on strategies to help resolve them non-violently and advises key figures on developing peace and security concepts. The institute has three research units including the Centre for European Peace and Security Studies (ZEUS), focusing on the EU and its regional environment, the Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and is dedicated to research on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as well the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Disarmament, Arms Control and Risk Technologies (IFAR).

Academy of Sciences and Humanites (AdWHH)

The Academy of Sciences and Humanities has many scientists across all disciplines from the north German region. It promotes the research of socially relevant, future issues and basic scientific problems. As an umbrella institution, it is committed to promoting scientific exchange, excellence in research, and supporting young early-stage researchers in the sciences and humanities to enhance the dialogue between science, the public, commerce and politics.
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Sources and further information:
Ministry for Science, Research and Equality
www.hamburg.de

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