(number at year-end)
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has always been conscious of its responsibilities toward its employees, and continues to develop its image as an attractive employer by prioritizing staff training, incentives, equal opportunities and employee health and safety.
At year-end 2020, Fraunhofer had 29,069 employees, 20,701 of whom were research, technical or administrative staff (RTA staff), 7827 students and 541 trainees. These employee figures substantiate the goal discussed between Fraunhofer and funding agencies at the beginning of the crisis in relation to retaining its staff levels and expertise. They also demonstrate that Fraunhofer can remain operational at full capacity even under changed circumstances.