Our awards as an employer

Fraunhofer is one of the most popular employers in Germany. Students, graduates and experienced professionals confirm our top position as an attractive employer again and again in surveys.

Have a look at the selection of our current awards.

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Fraunhofer IOSB, IOSB-AST and IOSB-INA were honored for their work-life balance. The flexible working options, childcare services, support during parental leave and Fraunhofer support services were evaluated.


Fraunhofer IOSB is one of Karlsruhe's most attractive employers, the fan-shaped city in Baden-Württemberg. This was the result of a survey conducted by statista in 2019, in which 16,300 employees in Germany assessed, among other things, social responsibility, local commitment and the range of development opportunities on offer. 


Since 2009, Glassdoor has been presenting the "Best Employer" award to companies whose employees enjoy working for them. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is in 19th place in the ranking of the best rated employers.

Chamber of Industry and Commerce

In 2019 and 2018 Fraunhofer IOSB was awarded for its excellent education by the IHK Karlsruhe. Our trainees were awarded as best of their year. Our trainers also regularly receive awards for their good supervision performance.

HR Excellence in Research

In December 2017, the European Commission awarded the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft the EU logo "HR Excellence in Research", thus recognizing the outstanding integrated human resources management at Fraunhofer.

Universum Student Survey

In a survey conducted by the consulting firm Universum, Fraunhofer was voted one of the preferred employers in the scientific community. Fraunhofer is ranked 3rd among students of natural sciences.

Universum Young Professionals

Fraunhofer is the 6th most attractive employer for Young Professionals from the natural sciences, according to the Universum survey of around 14,000 professionals. 

trendence Graduates

55,000 graduate students have chosen Fraunhofer as a top employer in the research sector. In a Trendence survey, we ranked first among graduates in computer science and second among engineering and natural scientists.


trendence Young Professionals

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is ranked number 2 among the most attractive employers in research. This is the result of a Trendence survey of 19,000 young professionals with up to 15 years of professional experience.