The CeMOS research centre will receive 600,000 euros in funding over the next three years from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts. The allocation of funds is based on strictly performance-oriented criteria for the assessment of the research performance of the staff around the researching professors. Both CeMOS professors, Prof. Dr. Carsten Hopf and Prof. Dr. Matthias Rädle, were able to convince the responsible experts.
"The grant will enable us to continue to provide essential support for the successful research operations of the centre for the next three years," said Prof. Dr. Hopf. "The funds will enable us to finance highly qualified scientific personnel independently of concrete project-related tasks. This ensures the necessary quality and thus the long-term operation of our research group, which now comprises almost 70 people."
According to the report, CeMOS stands out "in a very demanding competition in terms of outstanding third-party funding, but also in terms of the quality and quantity of its publication services". The official statistics show third-party funding of 3.5 million for 2018 and 28 peer reviewed publications. "With the help of the funds raised, we hope to continue to be a beacon in the HAW research landscape as the strongest science centre in the state of Baden-Württemberg. In any case, we do not lack interesting project ideas together with our more than 100 medium-sized partners," Prof. Dr. Rädle is pleased to report.
The programme for the "performance-oriented funding of academic staff for research groups at universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg" has already been advertised for the third time. It is intended to make a contribution to the structural strengthening of HAW research groups that are successful in the long term and thus to their preservation and further development. The funding should have a leverage function, since the continued employment of the research staff is expected to attract further third-party funding. In addition, these funds are to be used to qualify young scientists for advanced and managerial research activities. Mannheim University of Applied Sciences has already been successful in the previous funding rounds.