Hamburg

Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Research Institutions in Hamburg

German Electron Synchrotron DESY
The German Electron Synchrotron DESY is one of the world's leading particle accelerator centres investigating the structure of matter.

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
For more than 100 years, the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine has been devoted to researching tropical illnesses, the treatment of patients affected, and to the vocational training of doctors in the field of tropical medicine.

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies encompasses four area studies research institutes: Institute of African Affairs, Institute of Asian Studies, Institute of Latin American Studies, and Institute of Middle East Studies.

Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)
The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) is an independent research institution specialised in the interdisciplinary analysis of key economic, societal and political trends.

Heinrich-Pette-Institute for Experimental Virology and Immunology (HPI)
The Heinrich-Pette-Institute for Experimental Virology and Immunology (HPI) at the University of Hamburg is committed to the research of the biology of different human viruses, the pathogenesis of viral diseases, the physiological defense reaction of organisms and associated problems.

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned institute for climate research.

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
The overall research aim of this Max Planck Institute is a systematic and comparative examination of foreign, european and international private law, commercial law, economic law and civil procedure inclusive of their neighbouring fields.

Max Planck Unit for Structural Molecular Biology at DESY, Hamburg
The Max-Planck Unit for Structural Molecular Biology was founded in 1985. Its aim is to use the synchrotron radiation facilities at the DESY laboratory (German Electron Synchrotron) for research on the structure and dynamics of biomolecules.

Research Institution for Contemporary History in Hamburg (FZH)
The Research Institution for Contemporary History in Hamburg (FZH) aims to contribute in the research of the 20th century, with particular consideration of the history of Hamburg and Northern Germany.

Institute for the History of the German Jews (IGdJ)
The Institute for the History of the German Jews (IGdJ) was founded in 1966 and was Germany’s first research institution devoted exclusively to the german-jewish history.

Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg is divided into three specialised research units: the Centre for European Peace and Security Studies (ZEUS), the Centre for OSCE Research (CORE), and the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Disarmament, Arms Control, and Risk Technologies (IFAR²).

Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research
The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research at the University of Hamburg focuses on investigating mediated public communication.

Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA)
The Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) is a research institution providing hydrodynamic test facilities for maritime industrial customers worldwide.

German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ)
The German Climate Computing Centre’s (DKRZ) mission is to provide state-of-the-art super-computing and data services to conduct top of the line earth system and climate modelling.

Institute for Hormone and Fertility Research (IHF)
Aim of the basic research at the Institute for Hormone and Fertility Research (IHF) at the University of Hamburg is to create the basis for a highly qualified clinical endocrinology and reproductive medicine, as well as contribute to the international research in these fields.

Research Department for Political Iconography at the Warburg House
This research department has evolved from the slide library of the Seminar of Art History at the University of Hamburg, and is devoted to the research field political iconography.

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Hamburg’s UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is a non-profit international research, training, information, documentation and publishing centre on literacy, non-formal education, adult and lifelong learning.