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

June 6, 2024

Neurorehabilitation als modernes und dynamisches Fach in der Medizin

Neurorehabilitation hat das Ziel Schäden des Nervensystems zu beheben, zu lindern und die Selbständigkeit und Lebensqualität von neurologisch Erkrankten zu erhöhen. Mit Prof. Dr. Andreas Bender, Chefarzt am Therapiezentrum Burgau, ist ein Experte auf diesem Gebiet an die Medizinische Fakultät berufen worden.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Bender lächelt in die Kamera.
June 5, 2024

Heat action plan for Augsburg’s University Hospital

A heat action plan for the University Hospital Augsburg is being developed by researchers at the Chair for Regional Climate Change and Health at the Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Occupational Medicine at the University Hospital Augsburg. Over the next two years, researchers in the recently started “ProTect” project will analyse heat stress, develop measures to address it, and then evaluate the measures in order to help the hospital cope with heatwaves.

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Messbox ProTect UKA
June 5, 2024

The AnglistenTheater Summer Production

This summer, the AnglistenTheater is staging – to our knowledge the first time in Germany – British playwright Jez Butterworth’s play The River. Performances are scheduled for June 25th, 27th and 29th 2024, at 8 p.m. in Hörsaal II. Tickets at €10 or €5 (concessions) are available from Tuesday June 11th at Taschenbuchladen Krüger, or can be reserved via a link on the AnglistenTheater’s website.
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The River Poster

Research impressions