Research Profile

Research Profile

All Departments and Institutes at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences conduct research that is interdisciplinary and practice-based in nature and international in scope. All Departments collaborate closely with one another, and we are continuing to expand our collaboration with other universities of applied sciences both in Germany and abroad. As a partner to business and industry, we focus on applied research and deliver results with practical relevance in collaboration with them. These results in turn feed back into the education and training of our students and allow us to keep the content of our programmes up-to-date and relevant in practice. Quality management is one of the fundamental principles of our university (see Mission statement of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences).

The charts show the research structure of the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. The main research fields, within which research is carried out in numerous fields, are shown in the top row. The left-hand column shows the institutions of the HSWT involved in the research. The individual research projects are assigned to specific fields.

Research focuses

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Land use and food

The entire food production supply chain, from raw material production to the end user. Focuses: Animal and plant production, organic farming, agroecology, food biotechnology, food ingredients, brewing and beverage technology, marketing and consumer research.

Renewable resources and renewable energies

Research with a focus on bioenergy. Studies into the potential of biomass and of plants as a source of energy. Analysis of different aspects of sustainability such as employment, value creation and biodiversity. Development and further development of innovative engineering processes and technology. Marketing and acceptance studies.

Assessment of the effects of technology and environmental protection

The assessment of land use, its intensity, and the farming methods and other methods of use in terms of their effects on the natural environment, landscape balance, and climate are a central research focus. This includes the analysis and evaluation of the environmental effects of engineering technology, including transport infrastructure, building work, renewable energy installations, and the design of sustainable landscape development.

Other research areas

Not every research project at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences fits neatly into one of the three research focuses described. There are, for example, all the research and development projects relating to continuing education concepts, and projects that involve more fundamental research. All these projects can be summarised as "other research areas".

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Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
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