Heidelberg University defines itself as a research university with a strong focus on research-oriented teaching. Its self-appointed task is to investigate the major issues facing mankind through interdisciplinary cooperation.
With independent junior research groups and structured PhD programmes, the University is breaking new ground in providing research-oriented teaching and early research experience for young scientists.
Heidelberg University's current success in the Excellence Initiative and in internationally recognised rankings attest to the University's excellent scientific reputation.
The University informs scientists about support programmes, offers advice regarding application procedures and the legal issues of research funding, and supports researchers in the administration of their projects.
Heidelberg University aims at making scientific findings available to the whole of society. To this end, the university promotes the continuous exchange of knowledge with businesses, industry, local authorities and associations.