Since this founding phase, KEPOS has evolved in many ways. While at the beginning the life science departments of universities and related non-university research institutions were the sole focus, other natural science institutes and departments have quickly joined. And the increasing interdisciplinarity of major research projects meant that today not only the entire STEM field is the target group, but also humanities and social scientists are increasingly taking part in the formats offered.
In the meantime, several thousand doctoral students have been able to gain impetus for their start in their professional lives and more than 1,000 postdocs have been able to prepare their move out of academic research. Due to the latest changes in the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Temporary Scientific Contracts) towards a more consistent personnel development, there is no longer a need for temporary employment of scientists. Consequently, KEPOS was dissolved as a GmbH (limited liability company) on 01.07.2017 and has since been continued as a network of experienced trainers and consultants with a focus on training, coaching and consulting.