Helmholtz Association

About the Association

The Helmholtz Association comprises 18 national research centres covering the fields of:
  • energy
  • earth and environment
  • health
  • aeronautics, space and Transport
  • matter, and
  • key technologies (such as supercomputing).

The Helmholtz Association pursues the long-term research goals of state and society to maintain and improve the livelihoods of the population. To do this, the Helmholtz Association conducts top-level research to identify and explore the major challenges facing society, science and the economy. Its work is divided into six research fields: Energy; Earth and Environment; Health; Key Technologies; Matter; and, Aeronautics, Space and Transport. The Helmholtz Association brings together 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres.

With more than 38,000 employees and an annual budget of over €4 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation. The Association's work follows in the tradition of its namesake, the natural scientist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894).

The Association

The Helmholtz Association is dedicated to pursuing the long-term research goals of state and society, and to maintaining and improving the livelihoods of the population.

More about the Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Centres

Scientists in 18 Helmholtz Centres work on a wide range of topics, such as A for astrophysics, B for biology, C for cell research, and so on.

Helmholtz Centres

Networks and Cooperation

Cutting-edge research is not possible without cooperation and networking. The Helmholtz Association cooperates nationally and internationally with strategic partners.

Helmholtz Institutes

Helmholtz Alliances

Helmholtz Energy Alliances

Helmholtz Virtual Institutes

Cooperating with Universities


Berlin Office

Helmholtz Association

Berlin Office
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 206329-0
Fax: +49 30 206329-65
org (at) helmholtz.de

Bonn Office

Helmholtz Association

Ahrstraße 45
53175 Bonn

Phone: +49 228 30818-0
Fax: +49 228 30818-30
org (at) helmholtz.de