With 190 million euros total outside funding in 2016, 56 million euros provided by the Federal Government, 41 million euros funding by the German Research Foundation, and 17 million euros provided by the European Union, the University of Stuttgart, aided by its special institutional profile and cooperative research projects is a research powerhouse among German universities.
Backing this up are approximately 1,500 research projects – ranging from large scale projects under the Excellence Initiatives through million-euro, in part transregional Collaborative Research Centers to projects funded by the European Union. Added to this are other broadly diversified research activities with various stakeholders. Finally, we also cooperate closely with industry: in 2015, 429 active projects worth 44 million euro stemmed from this funding category.
Here we provide insights into what topics the individual projects are tackling, who the actors involved in them are, and how these projects are poised to contribute solutions to the big problems facing our society.