Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Institutes

Helmholtz institutes provide the strategic partnerships between the Helmholtz centres and universities with a special intensity. The establishment of a Helmholtz centre's outpost on the university campus creates the basis for permanent close co-operation in specific areas of research, which are of particular importance to both institutions. Helmholtz institutes receive institutional funding of 3 to 5 million Euro per year and appoint their managing scientists together with the partnering university. Through linkage of this joint research with other relevant partnering institutions both on site and nationwide, the Helmholtz institutes develop into key centres in their respective scientific field.

Following a proposal by the public accounts committee of the German Bundestag, three pilot initiatives were established in 2009 at relevant sites in Mainz, Jena and Saarbrücken. Prior to the founding of these institutes, each pilot initiative had issued a call for ideas and the concepts that were jointly submitted by the Helmholtz centres and the universities were assessed by a panel of international expert scientists.

Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg

The Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg (HI ERN) for Renewable Energy Production was founded on 20 August 2013 to enable close cooperation between Forschungszentrum Jülich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in specific fields of research.

Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg

Helmholtz Institute Freiberg
The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.  

To Helmholtz Institute Freiberg

Helmholtz Institute Jena
The proposed institute combines forces of the two Helmholtz centres DESY and GSI, leading institutions worldwide, with a very broad basis in laser and photonics research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) to create a  unique concentration of competence. The future Helmholtz centre FZD  will be closely associated to most of the institute's research activities. The institute's mission is excellence in fundamental and applied research based on accelerated particles, ultrahigh-power lasers, and x-ray science.

To Helmholtz Institute Jena

 

Helmholtz Institute Mainz
The achievement of a precise quantitative understanding of strong interaction on all length scales and its role in the standard model of physics, is the shared challenge of the cooperating partner institutions in the Helmholtz-Institute Mainz: the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt and the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Nuclear Physics and Physics of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

To Helmholtz Institute Mainz

Helmholtz Institute Saarbrücken
The newly established Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) is based on the research in the fields of pharmaceutical sciences on campus of Saarland University and infection research at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig. Activities and expertise of the groups in HIPS in combination with the activities and expertise of the HZI offer the opportunity of a complete coverage from drug discovery and development to clinical phase IIa studies.

To Helmholtz Institute Saarbrücken

Helmholtz Institute Ulm
The new Ulm Helmholtz Institute is founded and organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), member of the Helmholtz Association, in cooperation with Ulm University. Associated partners are the German Aerospace Center (DLR), also member of the Helmholtz Association, and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW).

Zum Helmholtz-Institut Ulm

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Dr. Sören Wiesenfeldt

Head of the Research Section

Helmholtz Association

Berlin Office
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 206329-25
Fax: +49 30 206329-65
soeren.wiesenfeldt (at) helmholtz.de


19.12.2014

Contact

Portraits

Dr. Sören Wiesenfeldt

Head of the Research Section

Helmholtz Association

Berlin Office
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 206329-25
Fax: +49 30 206329-65
soeren.wiesenfeldt (at) helmholtz.de