Applied research and development

Knowledge for practice – at HAW Hamburg this is also called practice-oriented research or research for business and society. Our professors' industry experience and knowledge translate into significant competence in the provision of research services. This research work is supported by a growing number of academic staff, as well as the newly established opportunity for students to undertake doctoral studies. 

Our research and development projects are generally supported by external funders. These include the EU, federal ministries, cross-regional research facilities, foundations, industry associations, businesses and Hamburg's state-level ministries. The integration of students in research projects is central to HAW Hamburg's research-based learning and teaching. Our research takes place in close cooperation with industry and society.