Employees

Growth in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s workforce 2011–2015

Growth in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s workforce 2011–2015

Growth in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s workforce 2011–2015

  • Workforce up to more than 24,000 employees

  • Equal opportunities at work remain the top priority in terms of diversity management
  • Support for future specialists in the STEM fields at all stages of education


At December 31, 2015, Fraunhofer had 24,084 employees, most of whom hold degrees in the natural sciences or an engineering discipline. This represents an increase of nearly 300 or 1.3 percent in the number of employees. While the number of permanent employees increased by 2.3 percent, the number of PhD candidates and other postgraduate and undergraduate students was slightly lower than in the previous year.