(number at year-end)

At year-end 2021, Fraunhofer had 30,028 employees, 21,640 of whom were research, technical or administrative staff (RTA staff), 7,877 students, and 511 trainees. These employee figures substantiate the goal agreed 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 fully operational even under changed circumstances.