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
Mobile Application and Smart Health Care
New technologies and framework conditions have triggered a trend away from standard applications and towards mobile and personalised solutions, both in the field of government, science and the economy, as well as the private sphere. Increased networking via the so-called Internet of Things, including smartphones, tablets and wearables, presents a huge opportunity for the health and social sector.
With a Master's programme in IT & Mobile Security, IT security is a strong research focus at the Institute of Software Design and Security. Research topics include developing secure software, detecting security gaps in different mobile operating systems, creating mobile solutions for enterprises, as well as infrastructure availability and network security in industries such as aviation.
International Finance Industry
Research and development at the Institute of Banking and Insurance Industry over the medium to long-term will focus on topics including Islamic finance, integrated value oriented bank management and financing, as well as claims modelling in insurance companies. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are applied as appropriate.
International Business Strategies and Processes
Experts at the Institute of International Management an Entrepreneurship develop scientific market entry strategies for international companies, and compile potential analyses for public and private bodies. They help enterprises in knowledge management for international business operations, and research into new business models and entrepreneurship.
Sustainable (Health) Tourism
The research team at the Institute of Health and Tourism Management uses scientific methods to manage, analyse and devise sustainable tourism projects in communities, regions and health tourism establishments. Health tourism is an increasingly important factor in businesses operating at the interface between health, leisure and management.
Quality-Oriented Higher Education Development in an International Context
The Institute of International Management and Entrepreneurship has developed special research expertise in quality-oriented higher education development in an international context. The aim is to assist universities in strategic development towards modern financial and knowledge management, and on strengthening their international competitiveness.
Competitiveness through Digitisation, Smart Production and Service Engineering
Industry 4.0 is expected to bring greater efficiency, flexibility and new (digital) business models. Service engineering is designed to strengthen regional competitiveness by allowing businesses with distinctive, hybrid products – product-service systems – to generate greater revenues and profits.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship − the founding and renewing of companies as well as the related research − attracts more and more attention in science but, but also in economy and media. The research focus Innovation & Entrepreneurship puts the focus on innovative business models for start-ups and the development of new business solutions.