The caesar research center became the Max Planck Institute for the Neurobiology of Behavior at the beginning of 2022. The institute, which was previously associated with the research community, is thus now a full member of the Max Planck Society.
There have also been changes for the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, which has been merged with the Center for Natural History of the University of Hamburg in the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change and which are now jointly conducting research on biodiversity change across sites.
With the European location of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the science location Bonn gets a top-class addition. ECMWF is a scientific world leader in the field of weather forecasting and climatology. Among other things, it carries out its tasks in the EU Earth observation program "Copernicus" from Bonn.
The six Fraunhofer institutes with locations in Bonn, Sankt Augustin, Wachtberg and Euskirchen with more than 1,700 employees stand for non-university top-level research in the field of I&C technologies and form an interface between science and industry. Together with the University of Bonn, RWTH Aachen University and Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the Fraunhofer Institute Center Birlinghoven is part of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology. The Cyber Security degree program at the University of Bonn is just one example of the close cooperation between the Fraunhofer institutes and the universities The Bonn Economic Development Department plays an active role on the boards of trustees of Fraunhofer FKIE and Fraunhofer SCAI.