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") 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.
|Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)|
|Formed||20 October 1955 as Bundesministerium für Atomfragen|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Germany|
|Annual budget||€20.799 billion (2021)|