Host institutions according to academic area (2012 to 2016)

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During the time from 2012 to 2016, funding was provided to finance the research stays of 1,818 researchers in the Natural Sciences at 66 universities in Germany.

The top 20 German universities in the Natural Sciences hosted 1,225 Humboldt guest researchers.

Fifty-nine of the 66 universities received a weighted ranking.

Absolute rankings: rankings based on the number of guest researchers
Weighted rankings: weighting based on the number of researchers in relation to the number of professors per institution
Number of guest researchers: All stays with a duration of one month or longer were counted. Several stays at one and the same institution in the period under review are counted as one stay, several stays at different institutions are counted once per institution.
Weighting factor: guest researchers per 100 C4/W3-grade professors
The classification by field refers to the guest researchers and not to the host institution.


Absolute rankings
Weighted rankings
Institution Number of guest researchers per institution
Total number
Weighting factor
Fellows Award winners
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As of: 18th May 2017