Fraunhofer has over 70 institutes and research units with various specializations such as production technology, renewable energy, environmental studies, information technology, security research, medical technology and many more. Find one that best suits your academic background and interest!
Fraunhofer institutes are directly linked to German universities in the same cities or regions. Several of these universities have Liaison Offices in Brazil or International Offices in Germany that can advise you on finding contacts and funding. Please check out this table for an overview of some of these connections.
For general questions or inquiries about other universities or Fraunhofer institutes, please contact us at the Liaison Office Brazil.
|Fraunhofer Institute||Associated German university
||Liaison / International Office
|Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK
||TU Berlin||Office of International Affairs (in Germany)|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications,
|Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS||Technical University of Munich
||TUM São Paulo – Liaison Office para América Latina|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT|
|Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR||Ruhr-Universität Bochum||University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr, in Germany)|
|Fraunhofer Research Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems IEG|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME||RWTH Aachen, University of Münster||Brazil Centre Sao Paulo of the University of Münster, International Office RWTH Aachen (in Germany)|
|Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB||University of Münster||Brazil Centre Sao Paulo of the University of Münster|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT||RWTH Aachen||International Office RWTH Aachen (in Germany)|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP||University of Potsdam||Representative of the University of Potsdam in Brazil|
Many Fraunhofer Institutes are already employing Brazilian researchers or have experience in doing collaborative projects with Brazilian partners. Be welcome to get in touch with us at the Liaison Office - we will gladly help you establish contact with the right people at Fraunhofer!
German work culture and ethics may differ from what you know from Brazil. Without indulging in stereotypes or scaring you off, we'd like to give you some helpful advice on what to expect:
Please note that these are just general tips, and we cannot necessarily guarantee that the information is accurate for your particular case.
Health insurance is mandatory for your entire stay in Germany. Find out about health insurance in Germany here.
Travel insurance is a personal but recommended decision. It will serve to cover eventualities that may occur during the flight to Germany, until you are covered by health insurance.
Depending on whether you are a student, a PhD candidate or a researcher, you might have to enrol at a German university. Most of them do not charge tuition, but only a moderate administrative fee. In many cases, this fee includes a ticket for public transportation within the city or region of the university.