The strong research location of Germany has always contributed to the emergence of important world-class scientists. Albert Einstein's career started in Germany and culminated in the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. However, the continuity of Germany's research quality is not only underlined by Max Planck and Robert Koch, but also by the two last Nobel Prize Winners, Thomas C. Südhof (2013) and Harald zur Hausen (2008): more than 70 scientific Nobel Prizes were awarded to Germans.
Germany is home of the biggest research community in Europe – 20 percent of the scientists in the EU live and work here. Moreover, German researchers cooperate in projects all over the world. For example, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft currently participates in 2,500 international research projects with about 5,000 partners in more than 110 countries.
Pie Chart: National Share of total EU Researcher Personnel | © Eurostat 2017, Data of 2016