Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research



PIER is the strategic partnership between DESY and Universität Hamburg ("Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research"). It is a future-oriented collaboration between two strong partners in the Hamburg metropolitan area which aim to jointly promote top-level education, research and innovation. PIER focuses on the following research fields: Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Nanosciences, Photon Science and Infection and Structural Biology. Additional interdisciplinary areas include Theory of Physics (Wolfgang Pauli Centre) and Accelerator Research (Voss-Wideröe-Centre).

PIER Boards

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PIER Team

The PIER Team supports the Executive Board in its tasks. It manages and administers the activities within PIER and helps PIER scientists in the interinstitutional dialogue.

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PIER Scientists from A-Z

PIER Scientists are the backbone of PIER. They actively shape the cooperation between UHH and DESY and make the goals and visions of PIER become true.

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Sign in as a PIER Scientist

Sign in here if you would like to join the research network of more than 300 PIER Scientists.

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Our Network

Besides Universität Hamburg and DESY, PIER cooperates with various partner organizations on Bahrenfeld Campus and beyond.

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