BMBF's Data Portal

The Data Portal contains facts and figures to the topic areas, such as Science, Research, Development and Innovation on the one hand, and Education on the other, complemented by the International Comparison section.

The topic area Research and Innovation comprises, amongst others, statistics on Federal Government and economy's expenditure on research, as well as on R&D-Personnel and Patents.

The topic area Education contains, amongst others, statistics on Pre-primary Education facilities, such as Kindergartens, Day Care Centres and Schools, as well as statistics on Higher Education Institutions (Students, Higher Education Staff), Continuing Education and Training Assistance (BAföG, Meister-BAföG).

Most contents of the BMBF's Data Portal are in German language only but there is also a range of English tables.

In addition to Table Overview, the Search Mechanisms are also available for searching for the specific data. Please use the navigation menu on the left. The Glossary contains alphabetically ordered definitions of important terms and abbreviations to be found on the Data Portal pages.

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  • Education and Research in Figures 2014

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    Selected Information from the BMBF's Data Portal

    2014, 100 Pages

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