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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cut- ting-edge interdisciplinary research to address pressing issues of the present, most of all the future energy supply. With its competence in materials sci- ence and simulation and its expertise in physics, nanotechnology and informa- tion technology and also in the bio- sciences and brain research, Jülich is developing a basis for the key technolo- gies of tomorrow. Forschungszentrum Jülich helps to solve the grand challeng- es facing society in the fields of energy and the environment, health and infor- mation technology. Forschungszentrum Jülich is also exploring new avenues in strategic partnerships with universities, research institutions and industry in Germany and abroad. With a staff of al- most 5,000, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe. Visiting scientists 872 from 40 countries Board of Directors Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Chairman) Karsten Beneke (Vice-Chairman) Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt (Member of the Board of Directors) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt (Member of the Board of Directors) Scientific and Technical Council Prof. Dr. A. Wahner (Chairman) Supervisory Board MinDirig Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher (Chairman) Forschungszentrum Jülich at a Glance Founded 11 December 1956 Partners Federal Republic of Germany (90 percent) Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (10 percent) Share capital € 520,000 Budget € 484 million Area 2.2 square kilometres Staff Total 4,992 Including: Scientists 1,755 (including PhD students/ scholarship holders 482) Technical staff 1,642 Trainees 292 (As of: 31.12.2011) Annual Report 2011 | Forschungszentrum Jülich 3