Facts and Figures

The Borstel Research Center is a member of the Leibniz Association and belongs to the section "Life Sciences". The central task of the center is basic and clinical research in pneumology.

Research Funding

In 2022, the Center received a base budget of 26,75 million euros. This was supplemented by 8 million euros in third-party scientific funding and 1.7 million euros from the center's own services. Funding for the base budget is provided in equal parts by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Schleswig-Holstein, as well as the state community.

The center currently holds 12 patent families as well as a number of cooperation and license agreements.


Third party funding and service proceeds, 2020-2022


Publications, events and guest scientists

The scientists of the FZB published their results in 142 publications in international peer-reviewed journals of which 114 were open access.

Despite the CORONA pandemic, in 2023 again significantly more conferences and workshops were organized on a national and international level with 36 events. Also research stays of visiting scientists on campus could be perceived again. The same applies to the research stays and transfer activities of scientists abroad.