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  • Research for a sustainable world

Practice-oriented, green, innovative research

The researchers at HSWT work every day towards a better world - the research profile points the way there. Cooperative, sustainable and future-oriented.

The research profile of the HSWT

Research and knowledge transfer are playing an increasingly important role for universities of applied sciences. The HSWT has already been achieving considerable success in this area for several years. Research and knowledge transfer are of central importance for HSWT's reputation as a science location.

The research profile also follows the three principles of the University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf: interdisciplinary, international, practice-oriented. In the HSWT's mission statement, we have stated that ...

  • ... cooperation with universities of applied sciences at home and abroad will be continuously expanded.

  • ... as a partner of practice, we focus on applied research.

  • ... we work closely with business and industry to ensure that our research results reflect actual realities.

  • ... our practice-relevant results are used to continuously improve teaching.


The main research areas (FSP)

The expansion of research activities at the green University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT) necessitated an adjustment and expansion of the previous three research focus areas (FSP) to a total of nine in 2018. The external presentation, such as in the research map of the German Rector 's Conference, will be maintained in three blocks as before:

  • Land Use, Nutrition & Health

  • Climate Change, Biodiversity & Environmental Precaution

  • Renewable Resources, Renewable Energies & Energy Efficiency

Below we list more detailed information within these three blocks.

Further fields of research

Not every project at the University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf can be clearly assigned to one of the three main research areas, for example all research and development projects that concern continuing education concepts or projects with a more basic orientation. All these projects are summarised under "Further fields of research".

Zentrum für Forschung und Wissenstransfer - Lageplan in Weihenstephan an der HSWT


University of applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Centre for Research and Knowledge Transfer
Building H21
Am Staudengarten 9
85354 Freising