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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.