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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum Applications of Life Sciences
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum Applications of Life Sciences

Central objectives and tasks

The main objective of the FTZ-ALS is to support fundamental and development research – especially by conducting practice-oriented research projects. Furthermore, the centre will promote the contribution of the HAW Hamburg to the knowledge and technology transfer on a national and international level.

Its central tasks are as follows:

  • Implementation of interdisciplinary research projects in the field of Life Sciences and other subject areas;
  • Strengthening international cooperations and supporting the establishment of networks;
  • Organization of conferences, symposia and further training programmes in the field of Life Sciences as well as associated disciplines and superordinate subject areas;
  • Advice to HAW professors and professors working at other universities with regards to the raising of external funding in the Life Sciences domain;
  • Application and adaptation of Hamburg’s research & development results to other regions and countries
  • Promotion of the young generation by supervising Master’s and PhD theses on Life Sciences topics.

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We benefit from application-oriented research in everyday life – new procedures and materials from the field of biotechnology and medical engineering, for example, are of great use to the medical profession. Similarly, scientists constantly find new environmentally friendly sources of energy and develop efficient manufacturing procedures to promote the protection of the environment.
Our research and transfer centre deals with the following topics:

  • General Life Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy resources and management incl. renewable energies
  • Climate change respectively climate protection
  • Medical engineering
  • Sustainable development
  • Nature conservation
  • Pharmacology
  • Environmental protection technology

Superordinate topics such as integrated environmental protection or environmental management in developing countries. Beyond this, we are committed to the topic of further education and the promotion of the young generation. In addition, the FTZ-ALS hosts the Technology Transfer Centre on Renewable Energy for Developing Countries which is intended to support developing countries to realise their potential in the area of renewable energy.

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Letzte Änderung: 27.05.14

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HAW Hamburg

Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences"

Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg
T +49.40.428 75-6075
F +49.40.428 75 60 79

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