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.

Alternative search results for universities of applied sciences

Locations of universities of applied sciences

Alternative search results for universities

Locations of universities

To perform a search by region, either click on a federal state and all the institutions located there, or on the location of one or more specific institutions (combined number of elements/union set by selecting locations on the map, or in the list of locations). To search based on content, use key terms or the 14 subject areas. Combinations of several criteria result in either an intersection of sets or a union of sets (depending on the AND search setting). It is possible to combine a search by region and content (intersection of sets). The respective hits for each search performed are shown immediately.