Stage win on the path to excellence
Ulm University is successful in the federal and state governments' Excellence Strategy: the researchers were invited twice to submit full proposals in the competition for so-called Clusters of Excellence. Out of 195 projects, Ulm's draft proposals in the fields of energy storage and conversion (with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) as well as quantum technology (with the University of Stuttgart) made it into the final round.
In the next step, an expert panel will review the now-submitted full proposals and select up to 50 projects that will receive funding from January 2019 on. The annual funding for a Cluster of Excellence ranges from three to ten million euros for two terms of seven years.
If both Clusters of Excellence are granted, Ulm University will apply as 'University of Excellence'.
Press release from 29 September 2017: German – English
Interview with Prof. Joachim Ankerhold, uni ulm intern, May 2018 (in German only)
Millions of funding on the road to excellence - Press release from 4 June 2018: Support from Carl Zeiss Foundation