Knowledge Transfer at Goethe University Frankfurt 

Knowledge Transfer at Goethe University Frankfurt 

Goethe University Frankfurt conducts science with and for society. As the first German university established by citizens, Goethe University offers a wide variety of formats to strengthen civic dialog and to bring science to society.

To promote the reciprocal and mutually enriching exchange between science and society, Goethe University draws upon a wide range of knowledge and technology transfer activities and approaches, which are implemented together with political, economic, cultural, and civil society institutions and actors. We strive to generate impetus for society and create new paths and opportunities for innovation and development by engaging in knowledge exchange that impacts on practice. We also foster extensive networking with non-academic and industry partners. All transfer activities are complementary to, and synergetic with, our research and teaching activities.

Goethe University Frankfurt is located in the Rhine-Main region, one of Europe's economically most successful regions, with a high density of cultural, political, and international institutions – an ideal environment for social and economic cooperations.

Other Services

At Goethe University, we design knowledge transfer as a cross-sectional topic that relates to many other services we provide:

With its extensive holdings and collections, Frankfurt University Library is one of Germany's central academic libraries. Its publication services include:

The Career Service is a joint institution of Goethe University's Global Affairs Study and Teaching Department, the Federal Employment Agency's Frankfurt office, and the university subsidiary CAMPUSERVICE. The career service supports the transition to work and helps with questions around career development and making career choices.

Goethe University offers vocational training places as well as dual study programs in the fields of administration, trade, horticulture, animal care, beekeeping, IT, library and archives, among other professions.

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Goethe Alumni is the university's interdisciplinary alumni network with more than 130,000 alumni. The network includes all Goethe University alumni associations and initiatives.

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Goethe Alumni cooperates closely with the university's Freunde und Förderer, i.e. its friends and sponsors, a network that brings together past and future, young and old, career starters and experienced professionals for the benefit of everyone!

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Source: Innovectis