Top Researchers Fund

Tafel mit Stichpunkten

The support of top professionals has a long tradition at Heidelberg University, for which we are deeply indebted to our many donors. A margin of freedom is absolutely critical to succeed in the competition for top international professionals. It is the only way to offer national and international researchers and educators career prospects and competitive salaries and to retain them at the university for the long term.

Your donation or endowment to the Top Researchers Fund is used to be more flexible when it comes to appointment and retention negotiations and professorship appointments. At the same, this gives us critical advantage in attracting and retaining top researchers.

The Top Researchers Fund is a perfect vehicle for supporting a specific field of interest or for setting up a fund in your name, by prior agreement.
"Even an excellent university like the Ruperto Carola has to offer top incentives to attract the world’s best researchers. It’s a cause I wholeheartedly support."

Honorary Senator,
Dr Hans-Peter Wild

Top results in international rankings

+++ Heidelberg University remains one of the strongest research universities on both national and international level.

  • Best German university in the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities, 12th in Europe.
  • Climbed four places to 64th in the QS World University Ranking.
  • Ranks 47th in the current Times Higher Education World University Ranking, making it one of only three German universities in the world’s top 50 universities. +++

Ranking results


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Latest Revision: 2018-10-18
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