University of Wuppertal

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Research at the University of Wuppertal

The University of Wuppertal is a young and dynamic university with a diverse and continuously evolving research landscape. With firm roots in the region and at the same time disposing of extensive international networks, our scientists and scholars conduct excellent research both in established disciplines and in subjects that are unique in all of Germany. The research at the University of Wuppertal is geared towards interdisciplinarity, seeking dialogue with partners from all parts of society, locally and worldwide.

Learn more about research institutions, research projects and research training / support of junior academics on our pages and find out more about our profile architecture.

The proactive Research Services and a committed Research Funding Management support the researchers in the acquisition of funding and efficient project management.


The war in Ukraine is affecting the academic world in various ways. There may also be restrictions for externally funded projects with cooperation partners from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, as well as for mobility schemes concerning travel from and/or to these countries. If you have any questions about ongoing projects, please contact the case workers in charge from the Research Funding Management team. For advice concerning planned or current application procedures, please contact the Research Services.

Follow the links below for more information of selected providers of external funding on the issue:



Ukraine's association agreement to Horizon Europe entered into force on 9 June 2022. The Agreement applies with a retroactive effect from 1 January 2021.

Impact of the restrictive measures adopted by the EU against Russia over its military aggression against Ukraine on Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 grants – FAQs of the European Commission as of 03.08.2022

Commission suspends cooperation with Russia in the fields of research and innovation
Portal ERA4Ukraine offers a first point of contact for researchers from Ukraine
EURAXESS: Science4refugees
Science for Ukraine
Statement on research
ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) statement on the Russian aggression towards Ukraine

European Commission: New sanctions against Russia

On 8 April 2022, the European Commission announced that it will discontinue the involvement of Russian partner institutions in ongoing projects. This concerns the EU programmes Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and Erasmus+.

The sanctions target Russian public institutions, not individual researchers. The Commission will continue to sponsor Russian researchers in the individual measures of the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), although persons appearing in the sanction lists of the EU are excluded from participation. On the other hand, the Commission will discontinue the involvement of Russian organisations in MSCA consortia.

Russian students and graduates who are participating in the ERASMUS+ programme can continue to receive funding.

In early March 2022, the Commission had initially suspended payments to Russian organisations in its research and education programmes.

➜ Statement by comissioner Mariya Gabriel
 Quelle: KoWi AID (14.04.2022)

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