Scientific Partners

Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

HITS is a private, non-profit research institute, founded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The institute is jointly managed by Gesa Schönberger and Michael Strube. (

University of Heidelberg

Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university and one of Europe’s most research-intensive institutions. Its successes in the Excellence Initiative and its internationally recognised rankings substantiate the leading role and excellent reputation of Heidelberg University. (