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Helmholtz Association

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Researching the Foundations of Human Life

The Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific research organization, has 18 scientific-technical and biomedical research centers, a staff of more than 37,000 employees, and an annual budget of almost €4 billion. With more than 13,000 publications every year, around 400 new patent registrations, and over 2,500 partnerships with business and industry, the Helmholtz Association has a demonstrated record of success in both basic and applied research.

The Association’s mission is to solve grand challenges that face society, science and industry by performing top-rate research in strategic programs in six core fields: Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter, Aeronautics, Space and Transport.

The Helmholtz Association offers scientists outstanding working conditions and, through its cooperation with universities, provides teaching opportunities. Postdoc programs and junior professorships which involve joint appointments with the universities, sponsorship programs with industry, as well as prizes and awards, all serve to create an inspirational working environment for researchers.

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