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Fraunhofer aims to create 1,000 jobs this year

The Fraunhofer Association is planning to create more than 1,000 jobs in research and science this year, as part of the organisation’s expansion plans.

The association, a collection of independent research institutes, said the launch of additional research groups and institutes will create jobs for engineers and scientists, as well as for some administrative personnel. The research institutes will be mainly in the fields of energy research, electric cars, manufacturing technologies and digital technologies, the association said.

There will also be many job openings due to retirement, the Fraunhofer Association said on 3 January.

Reimund Neugebauer, the association’s president, said that Fraunhofer had experienced a growing demand for its expertise from businesses and research institutes across the world.