The Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest research organisation.  Its 18 research centres are akin to national laboratories, managing much of Germany's science infrastructure in six overarching research programmes in: Energy; Earth and Environment; Health;Aeronautics, Space and TransportMatter; and Key Technologies.

The Association has a workforce of approximately 38,000 people working for 18 Research Centres which host over 250 Research Institutes across the whole of Germany. 

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The Helmholtz Association

€4.5 billion per annum

six research fields

18 research centres

50  research institutes

39,000 staff

international reputation

Germany's largest research organisation

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