Living and Researching in Hamburg
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is an attractive location for an academic career. A wealth of disciplines with research clusters or collaborative research centers (SFBs) ensure outstanding conditions at nine higher education institutions in Hamburg for those wishing to pursue doctoral studies and research. Discover the unique range of research opportunities in Hamburg in the research map.
Life by the Elbe and Alster is as varied as the city's university landscape. A multitude of leisure activities await and the quality of life is very high. What do you need to consider when you arrive? Who will support you and how can you find the best place to live for you and your family as quickly as possible? On the New in Hamburg page, we have compiled the most important information to help you get off to a successful start as an academic in Hamburg and navigate Hamburg's research landscape.
Are you bringing your family or are you planning a new addition to your family?
Then Hamburg is the right place for you: Hamburg is very family-friendly and boasts a broad range of family support services. Balancing family life and research obligations can prove extremely challenging for young academics nonetheless – not least due to the need for academic mobility and effective time management. What is more, who is going to take care of your young children while you are in the lab or library preparing your research project or writing the research propsal for your dissertation? The Hamburg Research Academy and the family offices of Hamburg's higher education institutions can help you plan and balance academia and family life.
Scientific freedom and responsibility for your academic work
As an institution serving doctoral and early career researchers in Hamburg, we are especially committed to imparting good scientific practice. Good scientific practice is essential to all sustainable research.