Facts and figures
During the fiscal year 2016, Bauhaus Luftfahrt could increase its revenues by +428,000 euros (+10.5 %) to 4.5 million euros. Hereby, the increase of industry earnings amounts to +196,000 euros (+22.7 %). The growth of funding from third-party projects is mainly due to new projects within the Horizon 2020 programme (+176,000 euros, +39.9 %) as well as other new research projects funded by the German Aviation Research Program V (+151,000 euros, +121.0 %). The decreasing revenues (-95,000 euros, -34.6 %) result from ending projects funded by the Bavarian Aviation and Technology Research Program.
For the year 2017, Bauhaus Luftfahrt further expects a distinct increase of industry projects. Due to new international-funded research projects, the third-party revenues will be significantly above previous year’s level.
In 2016, staffing level increased compared to previous years‘ level: Bauhaus Luftfahrt employed 47 people (+4) at the end of the year. Because free vacancies could be filled, scientific staff grew significantly compared to the previous year. Of the now 31 scientific staff members, 15 hold a PhD. There is a general trend towards part-time work. Bauhaus Luftfahrt actively supports the compatibility of family and job through flexible working hours. In addition to 19 student employees, three scholarship holders were employed at Bauhaus Luftfahrt in 2016. In total, Bauhaus Luftfahrt employed people from eleven nations.
For 2017, Bauhaus Luftfahrt is aiming to further increase the number of scientific staff. We will continue to focus on recruiting staff from various disciplines in order to further intensify the interdisciplinary exchange of research work in the future.