CoCo, Karriere, Modell Tafel, 2011
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Career opportunities for academics

Fraunhofer FOKUS offers academics from the technical and scientific backgrounds excellent career prospects and the opportunity to further develop.With us, you have the opportunity to conduct research that is closely interlocked with industrial practice. You can participate in national and international research projects and simultaneously qualify for a responsible function in industry. Especially the wide band-width of research topics and the multifaceted research labs in the Smart-Cities-Institute FOKUS offer an attractive chance to actively take part in the shaping of the city of the future. Since the institute lays a lot of emphasis on the professional and personal training, the employees of Fraunhofer FOKUS can obtain diverse qualifications. The establishment of Spin-Offs and the marketing of business ideas are actively supported by the institute. Getting a doctorate is also possible while working at FOKUS.

Fraunhofer belongs to the most popular employers in Germany and therefore was awarded an accolade from the staffing agencyRandstad in 2012, on the basis of an online poll. The Fraunhofer society occupies the 1st place, followed by EADS on 2nd place and BMW on 3rd place among the 150 largest German companies, based on the number of employees.