Forschungszentrum Jülich celebrated its 60th anniversary

60 Years of Research at the Centre

The image you may see on this page was taken on Open Day 1969. Since then, much has changed. Not only has our name changed from “Kernforschungsanlage” or “KFA” to Forschungszentrum Jülich (Research Centre Jülich). In connection with this, the focus of our research has shifted in many ways. This development is shown in our exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of what is now one of the biggest–and we think one of the greatest–research institutions in Europe.

In future, Forschungszentrum Jülich intends to concentrate on use-inspired basic research and will combine and expand all its scientific activities in the strategic priorities of information and energy. Furthermore, the strategic pioneering topic of bioeconomy will be reinforced and further developed.

In the strategic priority of information, interaction between the fields of neuroscience, research on the basic principles of future information technologies, and supercomputing will help to shape the beginning of a new era. In these fields, Jülich intends to develop new interrelations, promoting problem-related collaboration, and generating an interdisciplinary integration of information research.
In the field of energy, Forschungszentrum Jülich will make significant contributions to the success of the German transformation of the energy sector, expanding its scientific research in renewable energies and storage technologies, and adding its system competences.

In bioeconomy, Jülich will support and monitor the structural change from an oil-based to a bio-based economy.

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