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
Health Services Research for the Healthcare Professions
The Department of Health Studies carries out demand surveys and evaluates existing healthcare concepts and health service structures from the perspective of the various health professions. This is a prerequisite for improving healthcare services and enabling efficient control of the associated processes.
Innovative Training Concepts for the Healthcare Professions
The development, implementation and evaluation of modern training concepts provide the basis for sound education and training in the health and nursing professions. This makes it possible to build responsibilities and competencies in accordance with international quality standards.
Power Electronics in Energy Systems & Mobility
Modern energy and mobility systems are based on the conversion of electrical energy. The Institute of Electronic Engineering conducts research in this field and, by setting up the JOANNEUM Power Electronics Center, has established a major R&D centre for highly efficient and extremely miniaturised power electronics systems.
Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Systems
The focus of research at the Institute of Aviation lies in innovative aircraft design, materials and construction methods. Specific areas of expertise include approval aspects of unmanned aircraft, novel multicopter designs, aircraft icing experiments and simulations, and avionics systems.
Overall Vehicle Engineering – Numerical and Experimental Analysis
The focus of research at the Institute of Automotive Engineering lies in innovative vehicle design and sustainable mobility, with a focus on the vehicle as a whole. Research fields include virtual system development – model development and simulation – as well as testing: from mechatronic control systems and applications through to components and entire systems.
Cooperative Education in Engineering
The employability of graduates in the engineering sciences is currently a popular topic of discussion. Combining a solid academic education with relevant experience in an industrial enterprise is not only an innovative approach in the tertiary education sector, it also provides a means of ensuring the employability of engineering graduates.
Integrated Development of Innovative Protein Sources for Food and Feed Production
Supplying populations with high-quality protein has been recognised as a key issue in Europe. One approach to ensuring the economically, environmentally and socially sustainable supply of protein is to turn to alternative food and feed sources, such as insects, fungi, algae and local legumes.
In Austria, manufacturing industry accounts for 29.3% of total value added. In Styria this figure is even higher, at 35%, making it the most important sector of the economy. Added to this, every second job in Styria is directly or indirectly related to manufacturing industry. Consequently, all disciplines relevant to production technology need to be continuously advanced to ensure that Styria remains an economically and environmentally sustainable place to live and work in the long term.
Multimedia and Interface Development
The World Wide Web, multimedia computer systems, smartphones and smart homes: the increasingly rapid pace at which new devices and applications are being developed raises the question of how human machine interfaces should be designed and programmed to ensure that their use is not only intuitive but also fun, and appeals to as many senses as possible.
Big Data & Business Analytics
The rapidly advancing digitisation of business and communication processes generates unimaginably large and diverse quantities of data. The challenge is to extract valuable information from the complex data in order to support decision-making by providing timely and analytical forecasts.
Healthy Ageing – Ambient Assisted Living
For many people, having assistive technologies within their own four walls can offer an alternative to residential care. The research fields in this area range from smart home applications which provide support in carrying out day-to-day activities, to sensor-based and remote monitoring of the chronically ill, through to care robots.
Documentation Standards and Data Management in the Health System – HL7, CDISC, DRG
The quantity and complexity of data generated in routine hospital operations, local practices, and clinical studies is growing rapidly. To this we can add the recent volumes of health data generated by quantified self devices such as fitness wristbands and similar. One important area of research is the development of electronic health records (ELGA).