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Excellence Initiative II

Excellence Initiative
First Phase 2006 - 2012

The concept of a comprehensive university is the central element of Heidelberg’s institutional strategy with which the university was success­ful in the first round of the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments. Three graduate schools and the two excellence clusters – “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” and “Cellular Networks” – are also financed through Excellence funds. The Excellence Initiative aims to promote top-level research and to strengthen Germany’s position as an attractive research location, making it internationally more competitive.


“Heidelberg: Realising the Potential of a Comprehensive University”

The dialogue across traditional disciplinary boundaries and the development of new forms of interdisciplinary cooperation are central themes of Heidelberg’s institutional strategy “Realising the Potential of a Comprehensive University”. [More...]

Measures of the institutional strategy

Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences (HMLS)

DKFZ ZMBH Alliance

Physics and Astronomy

Transcultural Studies

MAThematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH)

Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)

Economics and Social Sciences

Centre for Social Investment (CSI)

Marsilius Kolleg

Innovation Fund FRONTIER

Graduate Academy

Career Opportunities for Young Academics

Equal Opportunity and Family Support

Global Networks & Joint Appointments

Knowlegde Exchange and Technology Transfer

Science Management and Governance


Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows” in the humanities investigates and analyses cultural flows in an interdisciplinary setting.
Homepage "Asia and Europe


Cluster of Excellence “Cellular Networks”

The cluster of excellence “Cellular Networks” aims at describing the behaviour and dynamic changes of complex biological networks and understanding their regulatory mechanisms.
Homepage "Cellular Networks"


Graduate School of Fundamental Physics

The Department of Physics has founded a graduate school for fundamental physics in cooperation with the Max Planck Institutes for Astronomy and for Nuclear Physics.
Homepage HGSFP


International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology is operated jointly by Heidelberg University, the EMBL, the MPI for Medical Research and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ).
Homepage HBIGS


MathComp Graduate School

The Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences focuses on the inherently interdisciplinary subject of scientific computing.
Homepage HGS MathComp

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