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Our Mission Statement

Fraunhofer invents the future: Our researchers bring ideas to breakthrough and make them suitable for application.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft stands for applied top-level research. Its mission and values guide our actions. Wherever new technologies and processes are used, the Fraunhofer Academy creates the conditions for a new culture of innovation in companies for an economically successful future by providing continuing education.

We see continuing education as the key to implementing innovations in business and society. We impart knowledge from research and management with the aim of putting it into practice in industrial and service companies as well as public institutions. To this end, we qualify specialists and managers in areas of knowledge that reflect Fraunhofer's central competencies.

Our Mission: Putting knowledge to use

We see continuing education as the key to implementing innovations in business and society. We impart knowledge from research and management with the aim of putting it to practical use in industrial and service companies as well as public institutions. To this end, we qualify specialists and managers in areas of knowledge that reflect Fraunhofer's central competencies. In part-time degree courses, certificate courses and seminars, our experts open up learning spaces that link their know-how with the participants' worlds of experience.

We stand for: Quality in knowledge transfer

We focus our programs on the requirements of adult, professionally experienced learning groups. Current findings from educational research as well as regular evaluations of our programs are a significant source for improving our services. To ensure the delivery of our services at a high level, we also work closely with external professionals to ensure quality.

Our benefit: We qualify specialists and managers

 With our continuing education programs, we create offerings for career-accompanying learning that leads to recognized qualifications. We strengthen the competitiveness of our customers at home and abroad through tailored qualifications. Following their further training, our participants have the ability to reflect on and perfect their own work and to take on new tasks and more responsibility in their organization. Within the framework of research projects and quality circles, we actively shape the continuing education landscape and develop concepts and content of in-service training measures.

We offer: Needs-based learning formats and actionable content

We see learning as an integral part of the working world. That's why we are committed to learning arrangements that enable continuing education alongside work and family. Our programs vary in scope and depth of content in order to offer our participants suitable formats according to their interests. Thanks to Fraunhofer's close cooperation with industry and professional associations, we know our customers' needs in detail. We impart application-oriented know-how that corresponds to the latest state of research. In order to do justice to the topics presented also in their theoretical foundations as well as their interdisciplinarity, we cooperate with renowned universities.