Welcome to the International Office at GFZ

Welcome on the webpages of the International Office at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. We support scientists from GFZ to initiate and coordinate international collaborations.
We also welcome international scientists who will come to GFZ for a research stay. We will offer you useful information to plan your stay and make your start easier.
We are looking forward hearing from you!


International Network of GFZ

Interactive world map of GFZ collaborations

The GFZ, by his very nature, has always had a global orientation. Recently we are  cooperating with research institutions and enterprises from more than 60 countries.
Interactive map>>

Foreign scientists at GFZ (status April 2016)
International publications at GFZ from 2013-2016 (September 2016)

Current Figures from International Cooperation

International scientists  at GFZ

By its international research structure and its interdisciplinary research environment GFZ is one of the most prominent addresses for scientists from all over the World. It attracts young academics as well as established and renowned researchers. 

International Publication 

The high number of international publications illustrates GFZ's worldwide connectivity. Especially with institutions from our European partners, such as France, Great Britain and Italy, as well with research institutions from the U.S. we have a rising numbers of renowned publications. 

Here you find the details from our international cooperation




Funding international mobility

You plan to initiate an international project and need initial funding? Or, you are interested in a stipend/grant/scholarship for scientists, PhD-students or PostDocs? In the following we will introduce you to some of the most important funding agencies and research organizations, who offer special programmes for international mobility.
Funding instruments>>