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Applied research has a high priority at Furtwangen University. Research themes from industry, business and society are dealt with in our 6 core research themes and 10 thematically focused Research Institutes. In our research projects we develop solutions, for example, for Industry 4.0, digitalization, IT security, service engineering, medical engineering, health and healthcare, and societal changes.
The Institute for Applied Research is the central and cross-faculty contact and coordinator for research activities at HFU, one of its most important tasks being to provide information about research activities and to support applications for third party funding for research.
Applied research is also an important basis for up-to-date teaching which means our graduates have a degree which prepares them for the workplace. We involve our students in research projects during their course projects and in their bachelor's and master's theses. As a University of Applied Sciences we also offer graduates with outstanding academic results, the opportunity to take a doctorate in cooperation with other universities.