Data and Facts

Finances and Financial Structure

In 2018 the institute finances itself to 90 % with contracts for applied research, development and high-technology services.

The financial structure of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft distinguishes between operational and investment budgets. The operational budget includes all expenses  for personnel and materials, as well as their financing with external income and institutional funding. In 2018, our operational budget totalled 83.5 million euros. In addition, the Institute made investments of 10.8 million euros in 2018 (not including investments for building construction and the economic stimulus program).

Income Development* and Expenditure Development*

Income Development* and Expenditure Development
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*without investments – the total budget 2018 (incl. investments) totalled 94.3 million €.

Personnel

On 31st December 2018, a total of 1266 staff members were employed at Fraunhofer ISE. Included in this total are 133 doctoral candidates, 125 diploma, master and bachelor students, 11 trainees and 287 scientific assistants.

Development of Headcount and Personnel Structure 2018

Development of Headcount and Personnel Structure 2018
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Floor area distribution

The research work at the Institute is carried out in offices, laboratories, workshops and meeting rooms, which cover an area of around 29.000m². ­(As of: 31.12.2018)

Floor area distribution 2018

Floor area distribution 2018
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