Collaborative projects

The Fraunhofer Academy has continually expanded its extensive network and supported Fraunhofer Institutes and other partners that are interested in continuing education in the construction of new, innovative training programs.

Since 2011 the Fraunhofer Academy is part of the initiative "Advancement through Education: Open Universities involved" funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Five Fraunhofer partner institutes and six partner universities are developing new study programs in the STEM fields for professionals and people with family responsibilities.

The Fraunhofer Academy also works on the structure of the Professional School of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) in the EU initiative "EIT Digital". This EU-funded initiative is supported by a wide network of international companies, research institutions and universities innovative training programs in the field of information and communication technologies.


EU initiative »EIT Digital«

The EIT Digital Professional School brings digital innovations to the market and supports the digital transformation of companies and organizations by creating a learning ecosystem. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Academy they offer continuing education courses, specially designed to provide critical digital knowledge, insights and skills to European professionals and executives, especially in the field of data science in energy and security.


“Advancement through Education: Open Universities” competition

Two Fraunhofer Academy joint research projects are among the winners of the “Advancement through Education: Open Universities” competition run by the German federal ministry of education and research (BMBF). A total of seven Fraunhofer institutes are working together to develop new continuing education and vocational training programs. The federal ministry has allocated a total of 250 million euros to the “Advancement through Education: Open Universities” competition through 2020.