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The Leibniz Association is a network of 89 scientifically, legally and economically independent research institutes and scientific facilities with an annual budget of approximately 1.64 billion Euros. Leibniz Institutes perform strategic- and thematically-oriented interdisciplinary research and offer scientific service of national significance while striving to find scientific solutions for major social challenges.
The Leibniz Institutes collaborate with universities, industry, and other research institutes, both in Germany and abroad, and their research is published in the top scientific journals worldwide. The areas covered by the Leibniz Institutes range from regional research and economics to the social and natural sciences, life sciences, engineering, environmental research and the humanities. Leibniz Institutes have made significant contributions to clusters of excellence in a number of fields, including mathematics, optical technologies, materials research, medicine, environmental research, bio- and nanotechnology.
Of the 18,144 individuals employed by the Leibniz Institutes, 9,217 are researchers, including 2,800 junior scientists. Each year, around 2,300 foreign scientists join forces with the Leibniz Institutes both within Germany and abroad.