About the Association
- earth and environment
- 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).