Fraunhofer is an internationally open-minded company that offers an ideal working environment for employees from all over the world. This ideal environment considers the needs of applicants and employees, from Germany as well as from all other nations: beginning with the first contact and proceeding throughout working for Fraunhofer. Interaction with and between our employees is characterized by a harmonious atmosphere of mutual tolerance and respect. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers its employees outstanding working conditions. 

HR Excellence in Research

In 2013, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft signed the European Commission Recommendation of March 11, 2005 on the European Charter for Researchers and on a Code of Conduct  for the Recruitment of Researchers (in short: »EU-Charta & Code«). 

The European Union considers the 40 principles of the »EU-Charta & Code« as a major factor for the attractiveness of scientific institutions as employers and for their commercial success. As Europe’s leading organization for applied research and as project partner in lots of EU-projects, Fraunhofer fulfills these principles. By signing the European Charter and Code for Researchers, the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has clearly indicated to the outside world its commitment to this issue.

In order to underline that EU-Charta and Code are implemented at Fraunhofer and continuously are developed in essential core areas, the board division HR, Law and Exploitation decided to present/submit a »Human Resources Strategy for Researchers – HRS4R« for Fraunhofer and to apply for the EU-Logo »HR Excellence in Research« at the European Commission. A detailed internal analysis and an action plan were prepared for this purpose. In doing so, representatives of the scientific and the administrative staff were consulted as well as staff from research strategies.