Opportunities for school students

Many school and university students - both from Bavaria and from all over the world from Europe to Asia - visit the Fraunhofer EMFT every year to find out about the institution's work. The young visitors are not only interested in the techno­logies and current research topics, they are also keen to find out about scientists' assignments and working conditions.

tech caching Parcours

The tech caching stations can be adapted and used for girls of different ages. The main aim of the stations is to address girls at a young age so as to lay a lasting foundation for a leaning towards MINT topics early on. This is also in line with the idea of offering MINT motivation programs for girls before they opt for subjects at the end of 6th grade, as is the case at lower secondary schools, for example.

Career orientation week

Fraunhofer EMFT offers 5-day work experience place­ments for school students. The career orientation week offers the opportunity to get a first-hand impression of the institution's work and the everyday working lives of scientists with a mixture of talks and practical tasks in the lab.


Fraunhofer EMFT regularly participates in the Germany-wide Girls’ Day, aiming at building enthusiasm for careers in technology and science among women. The last Girls‘ Day was held at Fraunhofer EMFT on March 27, 2014 on the theme: „The intelligent milk carton – an introduction to the world of microsystems“.

Work placement

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft engineers help to shape tomorrow's world. But research needs young talents, needs boys and girls studying natural sciences and engineering subjects again and again. A working placement offers the opportunity  to get an inside look in the world of work.


The focus of the Talent-School is project-oriented work in a team within workshops. The school students develop joint solutions for tasks from the different topic areas of modern research.