Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Steffen Krach

State Secretary for Science and Research in Berlin

"The excellence competition has triggered great dynamic in the science system as a whole. For Berlin, the Excellence Initiative was a great success. The city has raised its international profile – as a location for science as a whole, but also that of the individual universities. We now see the new excellence strategy as a great opportunity for successful further development. And we are delighted that it is agreed upon for the long term, and doesn’t need to be renegotiated every five years."