Facts and Figures

  • Institutional funding 2017 (Data in million euro)

    210,52,44,16,7,178
    507
  • Space
    210,52,44,16,7,178
    210
  • Transport
    210,52,44,16,7,178
    52
  • Energy
    210,52,44,16,7,178
    44
  • Other (HGF funds and ETW)
    210,52,44,16,7,178
    16
  • Civilian security research
    210,52,44,16,7,178
    7
  • Aeronautics
    210,52,44,16,7,178
    178
  • Third-party funding by source 2017 (Data in million euro)

    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    494
  • EU
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    46
  • Revenues from funding management and research management
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    130
  • Project funding by the Federal Government
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    63
  • German Federal states (project funding and contracts)
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    9
  • ESA
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    58
  • Federal Government research contracts
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    10
  • DFG
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    3
  • Industry
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    122
  • Other
    46,130,63,9,58,10,3,122,53
    53
  • Total budget 2017 (Data in million euro)

    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    1001
  • Aeronautics research
    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    253
  • Space research
    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    402
  • Space Administration
    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    36
  • Project management agencies
    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    104
  • Energy research
    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    89
  • Transport research
    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    73
  • Other
    253,402,36,104,89,73,44
    44
  • Aeronautics - Revenues 2017 (Data in million euro)

    144,43,45,21
    253
  • Fixed-wing aircraft research
    144,43,45,21
    144
  • Propulsion systems
    144,43,45,21
    43
  • Air Traffic Management and Flight Experiments
    144,43,45,21
    45
  • Rotary-wing aircraft research
    144,43,45,21
    21
  • Space - Revenues 2017 (Data in million euro)

    109,31,31,83,131,17
    402
  • Earth observation
    109,31,31,83,131,17
    109
  • Space research
    109,31,31,83,131,17
    31
  • Research under space conditions
    109,31,31,83,131,17
    31
  • Space transport
    109,31,31,83,131,17
    83
  • Space systems technology (incl. robotics)
    109,31,31,83,131,17
    131
  • Communications and navigation
    109,31,31,83,131,17
    17
  • Energy - Revenues 2017 (Data in million euro)

    29,35,19,6
    89
  • Combustion systems
    29,35,19,6
    29
  • Solar and wind energy
    29,35,19,6
    35
  • Energy storage
    29,35,19,6
    19
  • Energy systems analysis
    29,35,19,6
    6
  • Transport - Revenues 2017 (Data in million euro)

    42,16,15
    73
  • Terrestrial vehicles
    42,16,15
    42
  • Traffic management
    42,16,15
    16
  • Transport systems
    42,16,15
    15
  • Space Administration - National space and innovation programme, BMWi (Data in million euro)

    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    274
  • Space science
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    52
  • Earth observation
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    52
  • Space systems. robotics and other technology
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    74
  • Human spaceflight. ISS and exploration
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    7
  • Space transport
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    6
  • Navigation
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    9
  • Satellite communications
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    40
  • Research under space conditions
    52,52,74,7,6,9,40,34
    34
  • Space Administration - German ESA budget, BMWi and BMVI (Data in million euro)

    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    860
  • Science programme
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    109
  • Earth observation
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    173
  • Telecommunications
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    42
  • Navigation
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    4
  • Human spaceflight. exploration and microgravity
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    205
  • Launchers and the European Spaceport in French Guiana
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    262
  • Technology and space situational awareness
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    15
  • General budget
    109,173,42,4,205,262,15,50
    50
  • Project management agencies - funding volume 2017 (Data in million euro)

    Icon Project Management Agencies
    1446
  • DLR Project Management Agency
    Icon Project Management Agencies
    1279
  • Project Management Agency for Aeronautics Research and Technology
    Icon Project Management Agencies
    167
  • Number of international offices

    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    4
  • International offices
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    4
  • Partner organisations in over 60 countries (year of reference: 2017)

    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    400
  • Partner organisations
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    400
  • Assignments abroad 2017 (persons)

    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    50
  • Assignments abroad
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    50
  • Visiting scientists from 67 countries (year of reference: 2017)

    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    386
  • Visiting scientists
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    386
  • DAAD – DLR Research Fellows 2017

    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    80
  • DAAD – DLR Research Fellows
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    80
  • Number of research stations

    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    3
  • Research stations
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    3
  • Personnel - total number of employees (2017)

    4723,3404
    8127
  • Scientific staff (of which 18% are female)
    4723,3404
    4723
  • Non-scientific staff (of which 51% are female)
    4723,3404
    3404
  • Personnel - average age (2017)

    40
  • Average age
    40
  • Personnel - total number of employees (2017)

    2587,5540
    8127
  • Female
    2587,5540
    2587
  • Male
    2587,5540
    5540
  • Number of student interns (year of reference: 2017)

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    440
  • Student interns
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    440
  • Number of Trainees (year of reference: 2017)

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    237
  • Number of trainees
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    237
  • Participants in teacher workshops (year of reference: 2017)

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    801
  • Participants in teacher workshops
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    801
  • Schools that have received teaching material from DLR

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    6000
  • Number of schools
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    6000
  • Number of DLR_School_Lab attendees (2017)

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    39735
  • DLR_School_Lab attendees
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    39735
  • Number of DLR_School_Labs

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    13
  • Number of DLR_School_Labs
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    13
  • Number of PhD candidates (2017)

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    969
  • Number of PhD candidates
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    969
  • Investments in technology transfer projects 2006-2017 (in million euro)

    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    44
  • Investments in technology transfer projects
    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    44
  • New in-house technology transfer projects (2006-2017)

    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    147
  • New in-house technology transfer projects
    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    147
  • Revenue from licences 2006-2017 (in million euro)

    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    56
  • Revenue from licences
    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    56
  • Number of start-up companies (2006-2017)

    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    28
  • Start-up companies
    Icon Innovation and technology transfer
    28
  • Property rights held by DLR (2006-2017)

    2347,1308
    3655
  • In Germany
    2347,1308
    2347
  • Abroad
    2347,1308
    1308
  • Number of dissertations (2017)

    Icon Scientific Indicators
    161
  • Dissertations
    Icon Scientific Indicators
    161
  • Diploma, master’s and bachelor’s degree theses (2017)

    Icon Scientific Indicators
    671
  • Diploma. master’s and bachelor’s degree theses
    Icon Scientific Indicators
    671
  • Lectureships (2017)

    Icon Scientific Indicators
    441
  • Lectureships
    Icon Scientific Indicators
    441
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals (2017)

    Icon wissenschaftliche Kennzahlen
    1292
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
    Icon wissenschaftliche Kennzahlen
    1292
  • University appointments (2017)

    Icon Scientific Indicators
    6
  • University appointments
    Icon Scientific Indicators
    6
  • Talks at scientific conferences (2017)

    Icon Scientific Indicators
    2203
  • Talks at scientific conferences
    Icon Scientific Indicators
    2203
  • Peer-reviewed publications in conference proceedings, books, etc. (2017)

    Icon Scientific Indicators
    1505
  • Peer-reviewed publications
    Icon Scientific Indicators
    1505
  • Number of Habilitations 2017

    Icon Scientific Indicators
    5
  • Habilitations
    Icon Scientific Indicators
    5
  • Number of research facilities

    Icon Large-scale research facilities
    178
  • Number of research facilities
    Icon Large-scale research facilities
    178
  • Number of locations with research facilities (including Antarctica and Canada)

    Icon Large-scale research facilities
    17
  • Locations
    Icon Large-scale research facilities
    17
  • Number of institutes and facilities that operate research facilities

    11,9,2,3
    25
  • Aeronautics
    11,9,2,3
    11
  • Space
    11,9,2,3
    9
  • Transport
    11,9,2,3
    2
  • Energy
    11,9,2,3
    3
  • Use of research facilities (percent)

    69,31
    100
  • In-house research
    69,31
    69
  • Transfer and contract research
    69,31
    31
  • International cooperation in research 2017

    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    923
  • DAAD – DLR Research Fellows
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    80
  • Visiting scientists from 67 countries
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    386
  • Assignments abroad (persons)
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    50
  • Partner organisations in over 60 countries
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    400
  • International offices
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    4
  • Research stations
    Icon International Cooperation in Research
    3
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