In the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s ranking, the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) took first place among non-university research institutions in the field of engineering sciences. In addition, it achieved a third place among non-university research institutions across all subject areas. The Humboldt Foundation sponsors excellent, international researchers with a fellowship at a research institution of their choice in Germany. Achieving first place in the ranking is an important indicator of MPIE’s worldwide reputation.
The institute already achieved first place in 2017 and finished second in 2014. The Humboldt ranking is based on the number of scientists who have been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship and who have conducted their research at a German institution during the past five years.
Around 350 people work at the MPIE, of which approximately 2/3 are scientists from over 35 countries.