The research projects at the University of Augsburg are as diverse as the university’s eight faculties. Augsburg researchers collaborate with national and international researchers from all over the world and are represented in national and international research groups and networks.
A selection of the current research projects at the University of Augsburg is provided below.
EU-funded research groups
Researchers at the University of Augsburg are represented internationally through three ERC grants and participation in several EU-funded research projects.
In addition to two strategic partnerships, the University of Augsburg maintains a large number of Erasmus+ connections and cooperations outside the Erasmus+ program. These international connections enrich the University of Augsburg's scientific work and stimulate new ideas and perspectives in research and teaching.
Through its participation in several Collaborative Research Centres as well as a variety of DFG priority programmes, the University of Augsburg shows its strength in research at the national level. Selected projects are provided below.
Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 360: Constrained Quantum Matter
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr István Kézsmárki, University of Augsburg, as well as the co-applicant, the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
The new Collaborative Research Centre “Constrained Quantum Matter” (Eingeschänkte Quantenmaterie) conducts research in the fields of complex quantum materials and novel quantum states. In recent years, enormous progress has been made in these fields through new technological and methodological developments. Building on this, the project aims to influence the properties of quantum matter and uncover new phenomena and effects. In the long term, it offers a starting point for the development for quantum technology applications, as for example in quantum information technology.
Further information can be found on the German Research Foundation's German Research Foundation's (DFG) website.
DFG Research Units (FOR)
DFG research units (Forschungsgruppen, FOR) are cooperative research projects composed of close a working group of researchers funded by the German Research Foundation for up to eight years. They often contribute to establishing new directions in research.
DFG Priority Programmes (SPP)
A special characteristic of DFG priority programmes (Schwerpunktprogrammen, SPP) is that they involve the transregional cooperation of participating researchers. The programmes are intended to provide impetus for the further development of research through the coordinated, locally distributed funding of important new research topics. DFG priority programmes are usually funded for a period of six years.
The CCC Alliance WERA is an alliance of Comprehensive Cancer Centres in Würzburg, Erlangen, Regensburg, and Augsburg. The Comprehensive Cancer Centre Augsburg (CCCA) has been recognised by “Deutschen Krebshilfe” as a leading centre in oncology. The centre organises and coordinates all oncological disciplines and includes 29 participating clinics, institutes, and services at the University Hospital Augsburg. It aims to unite multidisciplinary patient care, education and further training, research, and regional networking in oncology.
Together with Munich, Augsburg is home to a new site of the German Centre for Mental Health. The aim of the new centre is interdisciplinary research into the development and progress of mental illnesses across the lifespan. The Augsburg site of the new centre will focus on researching treatments for depression. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the new centre (DZPG) consists of five research sites in addition to Munich/Augsburg.
DFG Research Grants
The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds a large number of projects at the University of Augsburg. Due to the large number of projects, the following is only a selection.
Outstanding researchers who fulfil all the prerequisites for appointment as a tenured professor are provided with the means to continue preparing for an academic leadership position while continuing to carry out research during their Heisenberg Professorship.
Projects Funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
Projects Funded by the Bavarian State Ministries (a selection)
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. Initially concentrating on law, economics, social sciences and the humanities, the University of Augsburg has continuously expanded into promising fields in the natural and technical sciences and medicine.
Von Lösungsansätzen für die Herausforderungen des digitalen Zeitalters über hybride Algorithmen bis hin zu Digital Health und neuartigen Biosensoren - die Professorinnen und Professoren, die im Rahmen der Hightech Agenda Bayern an die Universität Augsburg berufen wurden, forschen zu vielfältigen Themen.