Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is a globally renowned research institution of national and international recognition. This reputation comes thanks its outstanding individual researchers as well as extraordinary research achievements in the field of particle and hadron physics, materials sciencea, earth system sciences, translational medicine, the life sciences, media disciplines, and historical cultural studies.
JGU’s scientific prowess has been affirmed by its success in the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote top-level research at German universities: Mainz University is one of 23 universities in Germany that have received approval for a so-called Cluster of Excellence as well as approval for a Graduate School of Excellence. The Cluster of Excellence on "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA), which is primarily a collaboration between particle and hadron physicists, and the Graduate School of Excellence "MAterials Science IN MainZ" (MAINZ) are considered among the elite research groups worldwide. These two projects will receive financing to the tune of EUR 50 million by 2017.
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