About the TRC

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The city of Tuebingen has a long-standing tradition in excellent research, as it is home to one of Germany’s oldest universities, founded in 1477. More recently, a number of top-level non-university research institutes have established themselves in the city. They include Max Planck Institutes, institutions of the Leibniz Association and the Helmholtz Association, and others. They all contribute to making Tuebingen a unique place to do research, as very few other locations offer such a close-knit and interwoven community of scientific excellence.

Tuebingen breathes research: University facilities and research institutes are located all over the city, giving the entire town a campus atmosphere.

In the Tuebingen Research Campus (TRC), the University and the research institutes in Tuebingen have joined forces. Together, they will work on common research focus areas, keeping science made in Tuebingen at the forefront of academic endeavor. They cooperate in research projects, in sharing facilities, in nurturing emerging academics, and in welcoming scientists from all over the world to Tuebingen.

The Tuebingen Research Campus aims to further intensify cooperation among Tuebingen’s research institutes, to make Tuebingen visible as a location where world class research is carried out, and to offer joint services to scientists.

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At a Glance

Tuebingen breathes research: home to top-level research institutes and one of Germany's most renowned universities, few places offer such a rich scientific community.

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Research in Tuebingen

Tuebingen is a special place for research. Very few locations offer such a wide range of research areas in such close proximity – both physically and figuratively. Not only are all of Tuebingen’s research institutions just a stone’s throw away from each other, they also collaborate closely within the Tuebingen Research Campus.

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Life in Tuebingen

Life in Tuebingen is life in the heart of Europe and in one of Germany’s most scenic and economically competitive regions. It's a bustling mediaeval town with a young, international, and vibrant population and a rich cultural and artistic scene. Lectures, concerts, film festivals, and more: life in Tuebingen never gets boring.

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Excellence Strategy

Tübingen’s unique research environment provides an ideal ground for collaborative projects in various areas. This is one of the many reasons why Tübingen is receiving funding from the German Federal and State Governments Excellence Strategy. As a consequence, excellence attracts further excellence: Over the years, more and more top-level research institutions have come to the city, forming the rich and vibrant academic community of the Tübingen Research Campus.

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