Leibniz University Hannover, one of the leading universities in Germany, has nine faculties and more than 180 research institutes that host 29,000 students and 3,100 researchers. Our internationally visible core research topics include mechanical engineering, quantum optics and gravitational physics, biomedical research and teacher training. The University’s profile also builds on the currently enhanced research in the humanities and social sciences. Cooperation agreements with national and international partners, including our most important partner the Hannover Medical School (MHH), strengthen our scientific expertise. We are strongly committed to unity in diversity.
For more than two decades, the Faculty of Economics at Leibniz Universität Hannover has been one of the most important centres for work and health economics research in the country. The research focus of the Institute of Labour Economics covers fields such as education, migration, wage and employment dynamics, inequality, gender issues, the economics of the public sector, and questions of identification in applied econometrics.
Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyses the economic and social aspects of topical issues and formulates and disseminates policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.