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