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

Feb. 21, 2024

Wissenschafts-Podcast zu KI im Alltagsleben erschienen

In der neuen Folge des Wissenschafts-Podcasts der Universität Augsburg gibt der Physiker und Informatiker Prof. Dr. Markus Sause Einblicke in die Welt der Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI). Sause arbeitet am Institut für Materials Ressource Management und leitet dort den Bereich Mechanical Engineering. Gemeinsam mit seinem Team erforscht er, wie sich Werkstoffe und Fertigungsprozesse verbessern lassen und wie kommunizierende Anlagen der Zukunft aussehen können.

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Feb. 6, 2024

Hall-effect uncovers hidden symmetry in spin-ice

Physicists from the University of Augsburg succeeded to distinguish chiral orders with similar magnetization but opposite sense of rotation through electrical measurements at low temperatures. This is relevant for fundamental research on complex magnets and with respect to possible applications for magnetic data storage. The results were published in the renowned journal Nature Physics.

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Feb. 5, 2024

Emmy Noether Junior Research Group funding awarded to Dr Aisha Aqeel

Dr Aisha Aqeel has been awarded funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the development of a Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on “Spintronics with chiral helimagnetic insulators” at the University of Augsburg. Aqeel and her research team will focus on the development of unconventional magnetic systems, referred to as helimagnets, and the optimisation of these systems for energy efficient spintronic applications.

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