Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) is one of 18 Helmholtz Centres, which together constitute the Helmholtz Association, dedicated to solve society’s grand challenges. FZJ’s main area of research is the development of key technologies in the fields of energy and environment, health, and information.

With over 5000 employees, FZJ is one of the largest research centers in Europe. Researchers work in an interdisciplinary manner, with over 200 cooperation partners in Germany and abroad. Forschungszentrum Jülich has strong ties with universities in the region (Aachen, Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne). These ties make themselves visible in the form of research networks and top researchers having joint appointments with FZJ and a university. The Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) constitutes a research network between RWTH Aachen University and FZJ, which focuses on research in sustainable energy, brain research, information technologies of the future, high performance computing, and forces and matter experiments.FZJ occupies an area of 2,2 km2 in the town of Jülich, about 30 km northeast of Aachen.

Prof. Stephan Appelt, an academic member of ACalNet, has a joint appointment with RWTH Aachen University and FZJ.

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