ZEF in top positions of international Think Tanks ranking again

February 01, 2016.  

The just released new ranking in the University of Pennsylvania “Global GO TO Think Tank Index Report 2015”  ranks ZEF in excellent positions again.

ZEF is listed in three important categories:

Top Science and Technology Think Tanks:Rank 3. ZEF comes after Max-Planck (Germany) and Information and Technology Foundation (IITF, USA), and is followed by Battelle (USA), IFENG (Japan), and RAND (USA). The only other German Think Tank on the list is Bertelsmann Foundation (Rank 23).

Best University Affiliated Think Tanks: Rank 21. ZEF is the only German Think Tank on this list and placed between centres at Harvard University (USA), Stanford (USA), University of Singapore, and Johns Hopkins (USA). 

Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks: Rank 27. ZEF has been listed for the first time and as the only German Think Tank in this category, where it is placed between Brookings (USA) and Center on Global Energy Policy (USA). Apparently, our expanded work on land use, water, energy, and climate is noted internationally.

These rankings are due to the excellent research work, including that of ZEF Doctoral students, our publications, and our policy communication outreach. We express our gratitude to our partners worldwide, who have contributed to this sustained achievement.


Christian Borgemeister

Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister