Research at the University of Augsburg is oriented towards the socially relevant questions of our time. It combines fundamental research with applied research questions and is shaped by Augsburg’s guiding idea of the network university.

The following fields of research from the eight faculties characterise the university’s research profile. They are complemented by high-performing research networks and centres that aim to expand inter- and transdisciplinary research in future-oriented fields.

  • Environment and Climate
  • Health and Medicine
  • Physics and Life Sciences
  • New Materials and Resources
  • Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Society and History
  • Economy and Law
  • Languages and Literature
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Art and Music
"The University of Augsburg promotes interdisciplinary cooperation as well as technology-based solutions and the transfer of research results to industry and the wider civil society."
Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel

Research institutes and centres

The concept of the network university is reflected in the university’s interdisciplinary research institutes and centres. Researchers benefit from interdisciplinary exchange as well as easy and effective communication pathways.

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Research transfer to industry and civil society

From the natural sciences to the humanities, members of the University of Augsburg possess expertise in a broad range of fields, developing innovative ideas and solutions for transfer to industry and the wider civil society.


External research institutes and centres

As a network university, the University of Augsburg cooperates with leading external research institutes and centres in order to develop new knowledge in both fundamental and applied fields of research. External research partners include Fraunhofer, DLR, as well as the Max Planck Institute.

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Promoting early-career researchers

Early-career researchers are supported throughout their doctoral studies through academic conferences as well as scholarships and mentoring programmes. Alongside graduate programmes, the faculties offer a broad spectrum of doctoral topics for potential researchers.


International researchers

Research is international! The ‘Welcome Service’ of the International Office supports international researchers throughout their stay at the University of Augsburg.


Harnessing research potential

The University of Augsburg aims to strengthen research through the acquisition of high-profile third-party funds. Incentives and support for researchers are provided, which include an internal university programme.

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Research News

Sept. 6, 2023

ADHD a risk factor for other mental illnesses

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neural developmental disorder that occurs among children and young people, which in two thirds of cases carries over into adulthood. It is estimated to affect around 5 percent of children and young people and about 2.5 percent of adults worldwide. A recently published study by the Chair of Epidemiology at the University of Augsburg in the renowned journal BMJ Mental Health shows that ADHD often occurs in association with severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, the eating disorder Anorexia nervosa, as well as attempted suicide.

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Aug. 31, 2023

Neuberufungen an die Universität Augsburg

Wir stellen vor: Zwei Professorinnen und fünf Professoren wurden in den Monaten August, Juli und Juni 2023 neu an die Universität Augsburg berufen. Die Forscherinnen und Forscher sind an der Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik, der Philologisch-Historischen Fakultät, der Medizinischen Fakultät und der Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät tätig.

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Aug. 30, 2023

Neue Professur für medizinische Versorgung von Menschen mit Behinderung

Prof. Dr. Birgit Prodinger besetzt die Professur für die medizinische Versorgung von Menschen mit Behinderungen in Augsburg, die an der Universitätsmedizin Augsburg eingerichtet wird. Begrüßt wurde die neue Professorin von Wissenschaftsminister Markus Blume, Gesundheitsminister Klaus Holetschek und Dekanin Prof. Dr. Martina Kadmon.

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Vorstellung der Professur für Medizinische Versorgung von Menschen mit Behinderung und Teilhabebeschränkungen

Research impressions