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LOEWE framework

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) has been established within the framework of the Hessian initiative for scientific and economic excellence (LOEWE) in 2008. LOEWE is an initiative for supporting the development of scientific and economic excellence in Hesse. With this funding program, the government of Hesse provides initial funding which in turn is meant to allow universities and research institutions in Hesse to specialize and thus to further shape their scientific profile. Furthermore, this initiative supports a stronger interconnection between science, non-university research and business. Another aim is to establish a basis for new research institutions within Hesse which will be funded jointly by the German government and the states (Länder).

BiK-F has been funded in 2008, was positively evaluated in 2011 and will now be funded until 2014.