In 2012 the University of Tübingen won the title of "Elite University" in the  second funding round of the Excellence initiative.
The Excellence Initiative aims to promote top-level research and to improve the quality of German universities and research institutions in general, thus making Germany a more attractive research location and making it more internationally competitive

The financial award of the Excellence initiative is divided into three funding lines: Excellence Clusters, Graduate Schools and Institutional Strategies. The University of Tübingen was successful with its applications in all of these.

Excellence Cluster CIN:

Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience


LEAD Graduate School:

Learning, Educational Achievement and Life Course Development



Excellence cluster



Graduate School



Dr. Andrea Schaub

Dezernat Forschung, Strategie und Recht
Wilhelmstraße 5
D-72074 Tübingen


Tel.: +49 7071 29-72592
Fax: +49 7071 29-5990



Funding applications

Details on how to make a proposal are here