Research Map - map search for universities of applied sciences
In this interactive database, the HRK's Research Map details the key research areas that are of strategic importance for the institutional profile of a particular university of applied sciences [Fachhochschule].
An institutional research priority satisfies a set of criteria agreed between the universities of applied sciences themselves. The criteria relate to the number of cooperating professorships, to annual publication output and patent applications, and to third-party funding received. As a general rule, up to three research priorities are listed for each institution. All entries are based on information provided by the institutions themselves and are updated by the HRK at the request of the Research Committee of the universities of applied sciences Member Group in the HRK. For each research priority, the institutions provide links to their own webpages, which provide further detailed information.
Entries consist of the name and a brief description of the institutional research priority in non-specialist language. In addition, each research area is linked to one or more of the 14 subject areas as defined by the DFG. The research priorities are generally of an interdisciplinary character, making it possible to address major challenges facing society. Finally, the twelve most important specialist key terms relating to the research priority in question are listed. These are primarily intended for professional users.
The Research Map therefore allows users to perform a search based on subject and disciplines. It lists those universities of applied sciences that are establishing a reputation for themselves as centers of research and innovation in particular areas.