Research at Goethe University Frankfurt

Knowledge for development, sustainability and equity in the 21st century

Since its foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt has been a laboratory of the modern age. Our scholars are conducting research into developments and challenges, the shaping of which is of outstanding social and global importance. Together with our international partners, we are looking for answers to urgent questions of our times – development, equity and sustainability in the 21st century.

Our research profile

We bundle our scientific excellence in six profile areas and are conducting research on important questions and topics of our times.

Research projects, collaborations, infrastructure

Our research strength springs both from excellent individual projects as well as outstanding collaborative research – the result of a constant exchange of ideas and long-term partnerships between scholars from different disciplines. Together with our university and non-university partners, we are conducting research into future-oriented and trailblazing questions out of responsibility for society, humankind and nature.

Become part of the Goethe Uni community

​Opportunities, dialogue, networking.

Start your scientific career with us

Here you can find institutions and offers that can help you as a doctoral candidate or postdoctoral researcher to start your scientific career.

Visit Goethe University as a guest scholar

Would you like to come to Goethe University Frankfurt as a guest scholar? Our Goethe Welcome Centre (GWC) can help you.

Professorial appointments

Here you can find professorship vacancies and other job openings for academics.

Research at Goethe University Frankfurt in Figures*




Doctoral Candidates


Postdoctoral Researchers

* Vollzeitäquivalente
** Öffentliche und private Drittmitteleinnahmen


Third-party Funding (in million EUR)**


Research Associates*

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about research projects, academic career development, transfer or externally funded projects? Then please feel free to contact  Research Support

GRADE – The (Post-)Graduate Academy of Goethe University Frankfurt- is the central academic facility for the interdisciplinary qualification, guidance and support of researchers in the early career phase.