Education and research are the foundations for our future. The promotion of education, science and research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research represents an important contribution to securing our country's prosperity.
Our task begins with early learning and includes continuing education and training, whilst school education and university teaching fall under the remit of the Länder. We share responsibility with the Länder in the fields of non-school vocational training and continuing education as well as in promoting training. The Ministry is also responsible for research funding, supporting the specially gifted, promoting up-and-coming scientists and funding international exchanges in the fields of initial and continuing training, higher education and research.
The BMBF has introduced important measures to strengthen education, research and innovation in Germany under the High-Tech Strategy for Germany and the National Qualification Initiative. We have significantly ex