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

July 12, 2024

Neue Ausgabe von "Wissenschaft & Forschung in Augsburg"

Mit der 23. Ausgabe von "Wissenschaft und Forschung in Augsburg" präsentiert sich die Universität Augsburg am 12. Juli 2024 mit einer eigenen Beilage in allen Ausgaben von Augsburger Allgemeine und Allgäuer Zeitung. Über aktuelle Forschungsprojekte und -ergebnisse können sich Interessierte natürlich auch online informieren.
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July 10, 2024

CNOM Young Professional Award für Augsburger Informatiker

Prof. Dr. Michael Seufert, Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Vernetzte Eingebettete Systeme und Kommunikationssysteme, hat den diesjährigen CNOM Young Professional Award des Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society Technical Committee on Network Operation and Management gewonnen.


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July 1, 2024

Machine learning solves complex quantum problems

Due to a new method, artificial neural networks, as used in machine learning, will be able to be trained quicker so as to be able to solve complex problems in quantum mechanics. For example, previously unexplained properties of a special state of matter, the quantum spin liquid, can be calculated, something that has not been possible with any previous method to date. This has been made possible by a new optimisation method developed by the Institute of Physics.

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Research impressions