The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) was formed in 1992. It comprises eight research institutes. The institutes operate autonomously, but with a single common administration. About 1200 scientists and support staff are employed collectively and the institutes are funded 50/50 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the State of Berlin. The research is highly complex and spans the spectrum of scientific inquiry, including advanced optics, microwave, and applied sciences.

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How do animals and plants survive and thrive in cities?

Urban ecology is a growing research field. To find orientation in the information jungle on this topic, a team led by IGB and Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin (FU Berlin) has created a map of 62 important research hypotheses in ...

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How fish schools work in a similar manner to the brain

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