Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (German: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, pronounced [ˈbʊndəsminɪsˌteːʁiʊm fyːɐ̯ ˈbɪldʊŋ ʊnt ˈfɔʁʃʊŋ] (listen)), abbreviated BMBF, is a cabinet-level ministry of Germany. It is headquartered in Bonn, with an office in Berlin. The Ministry provides funding for research projects and institutions (aiming for "research excellence"[2]) and sets general educational policy. It also provides student loans in Germany. However, a large part of educational policy in Germany is decided at the state level, strongly limiting the influence of the ministry in educational matters.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Agency overview
Formed20 October 1955 as Bundesministerium für Atomfragen
JurisdictionGovernment of Germany
HeadquartersHeinemannstraße 2
53175 Bonn
50.70342°N 7.13917°E / 50.70342; 7.13917
Employees1000
Annual budget20.799 billion (2021)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Jens Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary
  • Thomas Sattelberger, Parliamentary State Secretary
  • Kornelia Haugg, Permanent State Secretary
  • Judith Pirscher, Permanent State Secretary
Websitehttp://www.bmbf.de

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