The Fraunhofer Academy is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s specialist provider of continuing education and part-time training for people in employment. The Fraunhofer Academy offers specialists and managers outstanding courses of study, certificate courses, and seminars based on the research activities of the Fraunhofer institutes in collaboration with selected and prestigious partner universities.

Continuing education and advanced training – the Fraunhofer approach

Learning to handle new technology and new techniques is an essential part of the innovation process. The Fraunhofer Academy understands that it takes real expertise to channel the innovative potential of research findings into a company’s day-to-day operations. The Fraunhofer Academy works together with prestigious partners to make sure specialists and managers have the qualifications they need. Established by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to provide part-time training, it offers a unique opportunity for specialists and managers to transfer knowledge from Fraunhofer research projects directly into their own company. In this context, the “knowledge generators” take on the additional role of “knowledge communicators”. In addition to academic credentials, the Academy also offers professional certificate courses as the second core component of its overall training program. These transform industry’s current requirements for modern production processes into hands-on training courses. As the importance of certified, expert validation increases in key industry sectors so too does the demand for recognized part-time qualifications in the advanced training sector. The third component of the Academy’s training program comprises seminars held over two or more days which provide practical, evidence-based know-how that can be directly applied to your everyday work.

Our courses are divided into five thematic areas:

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Logistics and Production
  • Manufacturing and Testing Technology
  • Information and Communication

Partner universities and other training partnerships and collaborative educational ventures run by the Fraunhofer Academy

The Fraunhofer Academy’s collaborative partnerships in education and training The Fraunhofer Academy cooperates both with prestigious educational institutions and with initiatives in the realm of business and politics which aim to promote and support continuing education and vocational training in Germany. The Fraunhofer Academy’s partner universities and institutes The Fraunhofer Academy offer outstanding continuing education and vocational training opportunities to professionals and executives based on the research activities of the Fraunhofer institutes in cooperation with selected, prestigious partner universities. Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

Programmes taught in:
  • English
  • German

This school also offers:

Certificate

Fraunhofer Academy

Specialize in a particular topic of solar energy to broaden your expertise and multiply your career opportunities, without disrupting work or family life. With an accredi ... [+]

Focus on specific topics in Solar Energy

Specialize in a particular topic of solar energy to broaden your expertise and multiply your career opportunities, without disrupting work or family life. With an accredited Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) you earn a joint degree from two prestigious institutions: the University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.Each subject-specific certificate provides you with a flexible opportunity to enhance your expertise within a short period of time, next to your job. Discover our part-time, online study offer - tailor-made for professionals like you. It consists of 6 accredited certificates with a study duration of 6 months (or 12 months) and a scope of 10 ECTS each:... [-]

Germany Freiburg
April 2020
English
Full time
Part time
6 - 12 months
Online
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Fraunhofer Academy

The main objective of the Program Wind Energy Systems is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry with the experience of wind power researc ... [+]

The main objective of the Program Wind Energy Systems is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry with the experience of wind power research conducted by a unique education alliance: the University of Kassel, Germany’s leading University for sustainability as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology, part of Europe's leading research institute Fraunhofer.

Studying Wind Energy Systems in Kassel is highly flexible: We educate people on a higher educational level in different scopes and in several areas of competences. Therefore, besides studying the complete master program Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems, also seven Certificates of Advanced Studies are offered. These certificates enable our participants to study specific certificates with a different focus on wind energy systems.... [-]

Germany Kassel
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English
Part time
1 year
Online
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MSc

Fraunhofer Academy

The main objective of the master program for Wind Energy Systems is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry. ... [+]

The main objective of the master program for Wind Energy Systems is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry. Methods and technology innovations will be developed in learning alliances with the industry within the framework of master theses and doctoral dissertations. Prospective target groups for the Master program are natural scientists and engineers. Our students are offered on-job training to complete a whole master program or individual specialization modules.

Course structure

The study program Master Online Wind Energy Systems consists of four core elements:

The Masters Program, carrying 120 ECTS, is an occupational degree course and is held in English, mostly online, and eventually leads to a Master of Science (M. Sc.).... [-]

Germany Kassel
October 2020
English
Part time
5 - 7 semesters
Online
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Fraunhofer Academy

The boom in the photovoltaic industry shows no signs of abating. Germany has been and will be one of the leading drivers of technology and development in this sector. To ... [+]

Join our multinational solar community where world-renowned research flourishes and flows into your studies. Continue studying. Be inquisitive. And get ready to BE THE CHANGE.

Study without borders

Fully taught in English, this duly accredited German Master of Science programme, caters to professionals who want to study online, at their own pace, without disrupting work or family life. Whether you are looking for a new career or already have a busy professional schedule, our master programme can fit around you. We offer a part-time, online and flexible learning environment - giving you the freedom to study where you want, when you want. You don’t even have to travel far for your exam sittings - we arrange them for you, individually, in a study centre close to where you live.... [-]

Germany Freiburg
October 2020
English
Part time
4 - 6 semesters
Online
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Master

Fraunhofer Academy

The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE offers a unique part-time Master’s course which is primarily run as a distance learning program ... [+]

The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE offers a unique part-time Master’s course which is primarily run as a distance learning program by the Distance and International Studies Center (DISC). The course is geared to international participants and is therefore conducted entirely in English.

Type of course: Part-time distance learning course Qualification: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Language of instruction: English Course contents: Software development for embedded systems, project management, requirements engineering, software product line engineering, etc. How the course is organized: Self-study plus face-to-face modules at Fraunhofer IESE’s Software Engineering Laboratory in Kaiserslautern Admission requirements: Candidates must have completed a university degree in an engineering, science or information technology discipline and must have at least two years of professional experience in software development Additional information: ASIIN accreditation ... [-]
Germany Munich Kassel
October 2019
English
Part time
4 semesters
Online
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Fraunhofer Academy

Address
Hansastraße 27c
80686 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Address
Kassel, Hesse, Germany