Facts and Figures

Date of foundation: 1st of January 1992 
 
Employees (as of 31.12.2019)
The GFZ currently employs 1273 persons:
870 scientific, technical, and administrative staff,
104 apprentices, student assistants, and (paid) interns, as well as
299 guests (primarily scientists).

Annual Budget 2020
€ 66 million institutional funds provided by the Federal Government (90%) and the State of Brandenburg (10%)
€ 30 million from third-party funding
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€ 96 million overall

Joint professorships advance networking with universities (as of Juli 2021):

Joint appointments: 34

  • 14 University of Potsdam
  • 8 Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1 Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 6 Technical University of Berlin
  • 1 RTWH Aachen University
  • 1 Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • 2 Leibniz University of Hanover
  • 1 Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

Extraordinary professorships: 12

  • 6 University of Potsdam
  • 5 Technical University of Berlin
  • 1 Free University of Berlin

Honorary professorships: 3

  • 1 Technical University of Berlin
  • 1 Bauhaus University Weimar
  • 1 University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting professorships: 4

  • 1 University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2 China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
  • 1 Central South University, China

Other appointments: 2

  • 1 University of Teheran
  • 1 University of Bologna, Italien