Facts and Figures

Date of foundation: 1st of January 1992 
 
Employees (as of 31.12.2018)
The GFZ currently employs 1281 persons: 880 scientific, technical, and administrative staff, 102 apprentices, student assistants, and (paid) interns, as well as 299 guests (primarily scientists).

Annual Budget 2018
€ 65 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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€ 95 million overall

Joint professorships advance networking with universities (as of September 2019):

33 joint appointments

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

9 extraordinary professorships

  • 4 University of Potsdam
  • 4 Technical University of Berlin
  • 1 Free University of Berlin

4 honorary professorships

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

3 visiting professorships

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

2 other appointments

  • 1 TU Delft
  • 1 University of Teheran