Brandenburg is home to the four major German research organizations, all named after renowned scientists – Fraunhofer, Helmholtz, Leibniz and Max Planck –, with a total of 19 institutes. In addition, there are various other internationally renowned research institutions such as the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies and the Einstein Forum in Potsdam or the Sorbian Institute with a branch office in Cottbus. With the development of Lusatia as a research region, this number will continue to grow in the upcoming years.
A large number of these institutes have been organized in the Brandenburg State Association of Non-University Research (LAUF e.V. – Landesvereinigung Außeruniversitärer Forschung Brandenburg) since 1999.
Experience through scientifically based, interdisciplinary, cross-sector treatment and health care concepts. Caring through human warmth and Christian ethics.
Zimmerstraße 6 | 14471 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 9682 2000
The Alfred Wegener Institute’s research centre in Potsdam: Here the focus lies on geoscientific studies in periglacial areas at the edge of ice sheets and in permafrost regions.
Telegrafenberg A 43 | 14473 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 288 21 00
The Academy is a learned society with a 300-year-old tradition of uniting outstanding scholars & scientists across national and disciplinary boundaries. 79 Nobel Prize winners have shaped its history.
Jägerstraße 22/23 | 10117 Berlin
Telephone: 030 20 370 0
DESY is contributing to the decoding of matter and thus creates the knowledge base that is needed in order to solve the huge and urgent challenges that are facing society, science and the economy.
Platanenallee 6 | 15738 Zeuthen
Telephone: 033762 7 70
We make polymers fit for the future – efficient, intelligent and sustainable! We develop bioplastics, materials for lightweight construction, phosphors for displays, contact lenses and much more.
Geiselbergstraße 69 | 14476 Potsdam-Golm
Telephone: 0331 568-1000
From applied research to pioneering products – Your partner in diagnostics and drug development, process technology, food and environmental analytics.
Am Mühlenberg 13 | 14476 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 58187 102
The DIfE conducts basic research in the field of nutrition and health. The overall aim is to develop new strategies for the prevention and therapy of nutrition-related diseases.
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116 | 14558 Nuthetal
Telephone: 033200 88-2335
The GFZ is Germany’s national research center for the solid Earth Sciences. Our mission is to deepen the knowledge of the dynamics of the solid Earth, and to develop solutions for grand challenges facing society.
Telegrafenberg | 14473 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 288 1040
We conduct future-oriented research and development on silicon-based systems, high-frequency circuits and technologies for wireless and broadband communication.
Im Technologiepark 25 | 15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
Telephone: 0335 56 250
ILU is a non-university research institution and conducts practice-oriented research in the fields of food technology and environmental technology.
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 40/41 | OT Bergholz-Rehbrücke
Telephone: +49 332 00 890
Diversity of chemistry demands special solutions.
Kantstr. 55 | 14513 Teltow
Telephone: 03328 33 460
The objective of IASS is to understand, promote and shape transformations towards sustainability. The IASS develops an understanding of problems and possible solutions together with politics, business and civil society.
Berliner Straße 130 | 14467 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 288 22 300
Das LIB is a research facility jointly supported by the five German federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Thuringia and Berlin.
Friedrich-Engels-Str. 32 | 16540 Hohen Neuendorf
Telephone: 03303 293 830
Mission of ZALF is to deliver solutions for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable agriculture – together with society.
Eberswalder Straße 84 | 15374 Müncheberg
Telephone: 033432 82-0
Research for a knowledge-based, site-specific production of biomass and its use for nutrition, for bio-based products and energy – protecting climate and environment.
Max-Eyth-Allee 100 | 14469 Potsdam
Telephone: (0331) 56 99 0
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) explores cosmic structures of all sizes, examining the origin, components and fate of the universe as a whole.
An der Sternwarte 16 | 14482 Potsdam
Telephone: (0331) 7499 803
The mission of the IGZ is to make fundamental advances in understanding of plant systems to accelerate the development of sustainable horticulture.
Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1 | 14979 Großbeeren
Telephone: 0337011 78 131
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) is the largest research institute in the world specializing in general relativity and beyond.
Am Mühlenberg 1 | 14476 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 56 770
Hidden Dimensions: The research and control of very small or very thin structures in the nano- and micrometer regime is our goal. These structures determine the properties of materials and bio-systems
Am Mühlenberg 1 | Wissenschaftspark Potsdam-Golm
Telephone: 0331 567 92 03
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development.
Telegraphenberg A 31 | 14473 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 288 2500
The reconstruction of the Garrison-churchtower creates a historic, nationally relevant architectural monument as a place of remembrance and learning: remember history – learning responsibility – living reconciliation.
Breite Straße 4 | 14467 Potsdam
Telephone: 0331 201 1830