Celebrate Research

The DFG2020 – Because Research Matters campaign is about communicating and underscoring the importance of research-driven knowledge. It opens up a wide range of opportunities to speak up and ask questions. It raises debates and shows what answers researchers have to offer. For those of you who are located outside Germany, it gives you the opportunity to connect with us online and share your experiences, comments and questions.


Statements #fortheKnowledge

»In our post-factual world it is becoming more and more important to stand up #fortheKnowledge. Science wants to find …«

Dr. Melanie Haffner-Luntzer
@MelanieH_L via Twitter, University Ulm

»Why we do what we do as infection biologists? Because we are curious & want to understand the underlying mechanisms …«

Dr. Gisa Gerold
@GeroldLab via Twitter

»With our campaign we want to show how important knowledge and science are and why it is necessary to choose them again …«

Prof. Dr. Katja Becker
President of the DFG

»I choose #fortheKnowledge because there is too much ignorance anyway!«

Marco Finetti
Spokesman for the DFG

»I work #fortheknowledge because society is blind – on at least one eye – without scientific curiosity!«

Cornelia Lossau
Director Internet and Social Media, Press- and Public Relations, DFG

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