StudyThe Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

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There are close links between university basic research and the application-oriented research used at the Fraunhofer Institutes - the institutionalized teaching and researching activities of Fraunhofer scientists at the regional universities.

Even the Head of the material scientific department of Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg is linked with a thematically related university chair. The ISC Director, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl, is Head of the Chair “Chemical Technology of Material Synthesis” at the Julius-Maximilian Universität Würzburg.

Two years ago, the engineering-scientific course of studies “Technology of functional materials” has been established within the framework of the cooperation between the Fraunhofer ISC and the University located in Würzburg and in cooperation with the advanced technical college Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

The close connection/link is also reflected in the offers made by the Fraunhofer ISC for young researchers of material science: Students and graduates can work as student assistants in basic research projects of the Institute which are focused on ongoing development tasks. Furthermore, they can do internships during studies and practice-oriented diploma and doctoral thesis.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl


Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 4100-100
Fax: +49 931 4100-198