Next to academic science centres, Hamburg offers a broad range of private, state-funded, independent & non-academic research facilities.
Founded in 2004, the Academy of Sciences and Humanities aims to strengthen the visibility of the variety of scientific research conducted in Northern Germany.
Germany’s largest institute for tropical medicine, dedicated to treatments and therapies for tropical and infectious diseases.
DESY is among the world’s leading centres for particle acceleration. Scientists from more than 40 countries engage in scientific research there.
Founded in 1984, the publicly owned institute conducts research into contemporary history and the social sciences.
The institute analyses changes and disturbances to the climate through complex earth system models which simulate countries and oceans.
The Centre for Molecular Neurobiology in Hamburg is a part of the University of Hamburg’s Medical Department, and is one of the leading neuroscience centres in Germany.
The BAW assists in questions concerning waterways engineering.
Responsibilities include hydrographic surveys, maritime safety and pollution monitoring.
This Hamburg University-related centre engages in climate, environmental and earth system research.
CFEL is a joint enterprise of DESY Hamburg, Max Planck Society, and Hamburg University.
The CSSB approaches infection biology and medicine with structural and molecular biology.
The DKRZ is a state-owned central service facility and a major partner for climate research.
Over 80 independent research groups cover the spectrum of molecular biology.
The CML develops and optimizes maritime processes and systems.
At the research division of the Fraunhofer IAP inorganic nanoparticles and nanocomposites are being developed
The centre highlights phenomena of the 20th century with special regard to Northern Germany.
GIGA centres on area studies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East as well as global issues.
The organisation cooperates closely with Hamburg University on mediated public communication research.
This private non-profit organisation researches in virology and immune responses of organisms.
Since 1913, the HSVA has been conducting hydrodynamic research and providing service and consulting for industrial customers worldwide.
HZG specialises in interdisciplinary research in coastal, polymer, and biomaterial science.
Peace and security studies in a European and global context are at the focus of this institution.
The first research institution dedicated entirely to German-Jewish history, established in 1966.
At the focus lie European and international private, commercial, and economic law.
Research in this institute centres on ultra-fast physical processes and chemical reactions.
This collaboration of UHH and DESY promotes top-level standards for fruitful scientific work.
In a number of different locations, the institute conducts versatile ecological research such as forestry and wood science.
Spanning 3,4 kilometres, the newly-built European XFEL facility will start research projects in the field of X-ray flashes in 2017.
Images of the following copyright owners have been used on this page:
Show all sourcesShow only a few sources