Transfer and sustainability

The research carried out at the Faculty of Medicine is as sustainable as it is pioneering. Its securing of additional collaborative research projects based in Essen, successful extension of existing funding, participation in new, externally funded projects, and acquisition of further external funding—from funding bodies such as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research—underscores this clearly.

More and more researchers of the Faculty of Medicine are appointed as reviewers. They contribute to the ‘Excellence Initiative’ of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and serve on the review board of the DFG and the editorial boards of major journals.

The transfer of research results to the public is a growing priority at the Faculty of Medicine. Its work in this field has paid off: the media, the academic community and the wider public are increasingly perceiving Essen as a high-profile centre of medical research in Germany.