The FVB

The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

Excellent research, organized efficiently: the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) is Berlin’s largest non-university research institution. FVB comprises eight institutes that conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of natural, life and environmental sciences.

Their successes are evident in outstanding evaluations, the numerous ERC Grants awarded, and their involvement in four clusters of excellence.

FVB has around 1,900 employees, including degree candidates, doctoral candidates and visiting scientists. The Directors of the institutes, and several other scientists, hold professorships at universities in Berlin and Brandenburg. Such intertwining ensures that the institutes have close links to teaching and research in higher education institutions.

The institutes under the umbrella of the Forschungsverbund Berlin are members of the Leibniz Association, and are funded jointly by the German federation and the federal states. FVB provides its eight institutes with a Joint Administration, creating key synergies in science, administration and governance. The FVB position paper sets out its fundamental strategies and framework conditions.