In publica commoda

As part of its responsibilities under the German constitution, BMBF fulfils in particular the following tasks:

  • Basic strategy and coordination tasks, and legislation to cover basic and advanced vocational education and training outside schools
  • Legislation for sponsoring and funding education and training (in cooperation with the federal states)
  • Regulation of general principles in higher education
  • Extension and new construction of universities, including university hospitals (in cooperation with the federal states)
  • Provision of scholarships to outstanding pupils, trainees and students
  • Sponsoring of young scientists
  • Sponsoring the exchange of trainees, students, participants in advanced education and training, instructors and scientists with other countries
  • Education planning and promotion of research (in cooperation with the federal states)