Research at
Fulda University
of Applied Sciences

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Hochschule Fulda

Regional partner - international player

With eight departments, several research centres and various research alliances, we focus on inter- and transdisciplinary research, reflected in our three main research areas:

Researching issues in all areas of public health, nursing research, health promotion and health services research; developing and researching topics relating to healthy nutrition and healthy food at all stages of life.

The focus is on intercultural, socio-political, economic and legal aspects of globalisation and European integration and research on social justice, securing intangible goods (climate, health, participation), socio-spatial disparities and social sustainability.

The research focus is on the topics of human-centred AI technologies, sustainable infrastructure and energy as well as IT security and sensor networks, with the aim of anchoring these in a wide range of application fields in business and society and thus sustainably increasing quality of life and health.

Transfer plays an important role for us and thus, research projects are developed and conducted in close collaboration with practical placement partners.

Numerous projects have been and are being realised with regional partners. More recently, we are expanding our research collaboration within our European network. If you are interested in research collaboration for your enterprise or institution, please visit our pages on national and European research funding.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about the research and individual projects at Fulda University of Applied Sciences, take a look at our research information system (FIS) or get in touch with our contact persons if you have any further questions!

Strengthening strong research

Several awards have recognised the strong research activities of Fulda University of Applied Sciences in recent years:

2008

Admission to the EEA

This made us the first university of applied research in Europe to be accepted as a full member of the European University Association (EUA) and fulfil the requirements of this association of European universities. The condition for admission is active and successful attendance in European and national research programmes.

2014

Inclusion in EUA-CDE

EUA Council for Doctoral Education (CDE) is a sub-organisation of the European University Association (EUA), which is dedicated to the topic of doctoral degrees in Europe. Fulda University of Applied Sciences was accepted as a member in 2014.

2016

Independent right to award doctoral degrees

In October 2016, Fulda University of Applied Sciences became the first university of applied sciences in Germany to be granted the right to award doctoral degrees in the discipline of social sciences with a specialisation in globalisation, European integration and interculturality. At the end of 2016, it also received approval for the Public Health doctoral research centre and the inter-university Social Work doctoral research centre. In the following years, it was also granted the right to award doctoral degrees for other research-intensive disciplines: Applied Computer Science and Mobility & Logistics.

2023

Full member of E³UDRES²

Fulda University of Applied Sciences has been a full member of the European University Alliance E³UDRES² since October 2023. The aim of the alliance is to network rural (non-urban) regions and support their development into smart, sustainable regions. One of the conditions for admission is active and successful research.

Dr.

Annette Götz Head of Research & Transfer

Strategy and general affairs