Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Association

The institutes of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Association represent the whole spectrum of science: From the humanities and social sciences through natural sciences, engineering, and environmental sciences to economics and spatial sciences.

  • 97 Leibniz institutions, 12 research associations, and roughly 20,500 employees
  • Research-based services
  • Joint funding from Federal and State governments
  • With 15 institutes, two field offices, and the WGL office, Berlin is the largest location of the Leibniz Association
  • The Leibniz Institutes in Berlin are closely tied to the science location through joint appointments with the Berlin universities (around 70)

(Source: Senate Department for Higher Education and Research, Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality, 2022 |, 2022)

Leibniz institutes in Berlin (selection):

German Institute for International Pedagogical Research
(Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung - DIPF)

  • Educational research and information
  • Basic questions on the study of education

Warschauer Str. 34-38
10243 Berlin
+49 30 293360-0

German Institute for Economic Research
(Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung - DIW)

  • One of the leading economic research institutes in Germany
  • Economic policy consulting

Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
+49 30 89789-0

German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin (DRFZ)
(Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin (DRFZ))

  • Research areas: Immunology, rheumatology
  • Goal: Deciphering rheumatic diseases, development of therapies
  • Close cooperation with Charité Berlin

Schumannstr. 21
10117 Berlin
+49 30 28460-0

Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS)
(Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften e.V. (ISAS))

  • Research areas: analytical procedures in the field of materials and life sciences
  • Focus areas: New materials and biomolecules

Schwarzschildstr. 8
12489 Berlin
+49 231 1392-3530

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik

  • Application-oriented and industry-oriented research in the field of ultra-high frequency technology
  • Areas of research focus: Micro and millimeter wave technology and optoelectronics

Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4
12489 Berlin
+49 30 63922-600

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie in the Forschungsverbund Berlin (FMP)

  • Basic biomedical research in the field of molecular pharmacology
  • Goal: Identification of new bioactive molecules
  • Focus areas: New materials and biomolecules

Campus Berlin-Buch
Robert-Roessle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin
+49 30 94793-100

Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V (MBI)

  • Basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and short-term dynamics
  • Interaction of matter with laser light

Max-Born-Str. 2A
12489 Berlin
+49 30 6392-1505

Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik at the Forschungsverbund Berlin (PDI)

  • Basic research at the interface of materials science and solid state physics
  • Focus: Production and investigation of low-dimensional structures in semiconductors

Hausvogteiplatz 5-7
10117 Berlin
+49 30 20377-481

Berlin Research Association
(Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.)

Consolidates responsibility for seven natural science research institutes in Berlin:

  • Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology
  • (Leibniz Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie - FMP),
  • Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
    (Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei - IGB),
  • Institute for Crystal Growth
    (Institut für Kristallzüchtung - IKZ),
  • Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
    (Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung - IZW),
  • Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy
    (Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie - MBI),
  • Paul Drude Institute for Solid-State Electronics
    (Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik - PDI),
  • Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analytics and Stochastics
    (Weierstrass-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik - WIAS).

Rudower Chaussee 17
Gebäude 12,1
12489 Berlin
+49 30 6392-3330