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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Jahresbericht 2012

Jahresbericht 2012 | Forschungszentrum Jülich 3 Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cut- ting-edge interdisciplinary research ad- dressing the pressing issues of the pres- ent. With its competence in materials science and simulation, and its expertise in physics, nanotechnology and informa- tion technology, as well as in the bio- sciences and brain research, Jülich is developing the basis for the key technol- ogies of tomorrow. In this way, Forschungszentrum Jülich helps to solve the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and the environment, health, and information technology. Forschungszentrum Jülich is also ex- ploring new avenues in strategic partner- ships with universities, research institu- tions and industry in Germany and abroad. With more than 5,000 employ- ees, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the large interdis- ciplinary research centres in Europe. Founded 11 December 1956 Partners Federal Republic of Germany (90%) Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (10%) Share capital € 520,000 Revenue € 557 million Area 2.2 km2 Staff Total 5,236 Including: Scientists 1,658 (inc. PhD students 469) Technical staff 1,662 Trainees & students on placement 303 (As of: 31.12.2012) Visiting scientists 860 from 40 countries Board of Directors Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Chairman) Karsten Beneke (Vice-Chairman) Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt (Member of the Board) Prof. Dr. Harald Bolt (Member of the Board) Supervisory Board Ministerialdirektor Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher (Chairman) Scientific Advisory Council Dr. Heike Riel (Chairman) Scientific and Technical Council Prof. Dr. A. Wahner (Chairman) Forschungszentrum Jülich at a Glance