We conduct research to provide comprehensive solutions to the grand challenges facing society in the three fields of health, energy and environment, and information technology. Our aim is to lay the foundation for the key technologies of tomorrow.
Our potential for meeting the objective of "key technologies for tomorrow" lies in 5,000 employees who work together in an interdisciplinary manner, over 200 cooperation partners in Germany and abroad, a unique infrastructure, and our special expertise in physics, materials science, nanotechnology, and information technology. We harness this potential to generate new solutions for the areas of health, energy and environment, and information. Excellent researchers who cooperate across the borders of institutes, research centres and even countries are Jülich's greatest strength. In order to allow them to collaborate with the best partners throughout the world, Jülich participates in strategic alliances both in Germany and abroad. The young scientists, students, and PhD candidates make an especially vital contribution to the intellectually stimulating environment and energy at the campus. Jülich offers them a working environment with state-of-the-art instruments and global contacts, as well as the opportunity to do independent research early on in their careers. Forschungszentrum Jülich is proud of the tools it provides for its researchers to do their work: simulation with supercomputers, research with neutrons, imaging techniques for medicine, nanotechnology tools–these modern instruments allow science to break through to new horizons of knowledge. This infrastructure, valued and used by researchers throughout the globe, characterizes Jülich the home of key technologies.