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
  • 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

March 17, 2023

Bessere Ausbildung für Promovierende der Wirtschaftsinformatik

Wer eine akademische Laufbahn in den Information Systems / Wirtschaftsinformatik einschlägt, muss in Spitzenschriften publizieren. Doch die fachlichen und methodischen Anforderungen sind stark gestiegen. Das breite Angebot des neuen bayernweiten Doktorandennetzwerks "International Doctoral Network in Information Systems" fördert Kompetenzen von Promovierenden rund um erfolgreiche Publikationen.

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Gebäude der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät mit Brunnen davor
March 13, 2023

Erste lebenswissenschaftliche Labore der Universität Augsburg

Bis zur Fertigstellung des neuen Medizincampus ist die Medizinische Fakultät auf Interims-Forschungsflächen angewiesen. Auf rund 1.400 Quadratmetern wurden nun Labore für die biomedizinische Grundlagenforschung des Instituts für Theoretische Medizin im SIGMA-Technopark hergerichtet.

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Eine Gruppe wird durch die Interims-Forschungsflächen der Universität geführt
March 13, 2023

Science and evidence in the media spotlight

How was scientific evidence produced, communicated, and socially negotiated during the Corona crisis? To answer this question, media and communication scientists from Augsburg are analyzing around 1,000 newspaper articles from established media sources such as the Süddeutsche Zeitung and BILD.

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