Fields of Expertise
Modern research is a multidisciplinary mission.
- Applied Production Sciences
- Architecture and Civil Engineering
- Automotive Engineering
- Banking and Insurance Industry
- Biomedical Science
- Business Informatics and Data Science
- Dietetics and Nutrition
- Electronic Engineering
- Energy, Transport and Environmental Management
- Health and Tourism Management
- Industrial Design
- Industrial Management
- International Management and Entrepreneurship
- Journalism and Digital Media
- Midwifery Sciences
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Software Design and Security
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Smart City Modelling and Simulation
Smart cities require interdisciplinary solutions for dealing with the core areas of energy, mobility and urban development. Due to the extensive quantities of data available, it requires state-of-the-art simulation programs to produce meaningful analyses which reveal the actual dynamic processes and complex relationships within cities and regions. The Institute of Energy, Transport and Environmental Management is taking on these challenges.
Socioecological Urban and Regional Development
Socioecological research is transdisciplinary. It takes as its starting point new and complex challenges, involves urban ecology, socioecology and environmental sociology, and recommends means of optimising people's urban or local environment – their home base.
Social Inclusion and Innovation
Inclusion means giving people at the margins of society, or in particularly precarious situations, access to relevant social systems such as education, work, homes, energy and mobility. The Institute of Social Work examines forms of social inclusion and the innovations on which they rely.
Development of Special Analytical Methods in Biomedicine and Industrial Pharmaceutics
The Institute of Biomedical Science is researching the impact of various environmental influences on the human organism as well as developing medical devices for use in molecular diagnostics. Interdisciplinary research is carried out in close cooperation with clients in industry and business.
Development and Evaluation of Evidence-Based Innovative Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
The institutes at the Department of Health Studies develop innovative evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as evaluating existing ones. They consider physical, psychological and social influences. Their focus is on activity, functionality, nutrition and participation in a variety of settings.
Health Promotion and Prevention Strategies
The various occupational groups of the Department of Health Studies work together in close, interdisciplinary cooperation to develop and evaluate public health strategies for health promotion and preventive healthcare. Current focuses include healthy aging and obesity research.