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EU-Strategy-FH 2017: Three Universities in Saxony-Anhalt develop European research potentials (HS³ Go Europe)

The partners aim is a permanent continuation of the strategic transfer structures beyond the funding and specialize in the subject areas "Sustainability & Resource Efficiency", "Digitization" and "Demographic consequences".

Initial situation

The reason for the joint application in the university network is the already close cooperation based on established network structures. The “Competence Network for Applied and Transfer-Oriented Research (KAT)” connects the universities of applied sciences with research transfer issues and has been funded by the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt in 2006. Since 2011, the EU-Academic Network Saxony-Anhalt has also been funded to provide expertise and assistance in applying and managing EU research projects. The established cooperation of these network structures enables the optimal use and development of further synergies and potential within the academic network.


The joint project “HS³ Go Europe” aims to increase the visibility of the regional Universities of Applied Sciences in the European Research Area. At the same time, the project should strengthen European and international Networks maintained by the resident researchers. Furthermore, a significant increase of research-proposals in European research programmes should be achieved. As a first step, EU-Research Managers were appointed who are able to operate in close proximity to researchers and administrative staff at the cooperating universities. There, they can provide valuable support in many aspects of the research-process such as offering assistance in writing research-proposals, in building and strengthening networks and in the dissemination of relevant information. On a strategic level, the long-lasting orientation and structuring of the participating universities towards researching in European networks stands in the focus of activities related to the project.


The selected subject areas of the participating universities are “Sustainability & Resource Efficiency”, “Digitization” and the “Demographic consequences”. From these priorities arise different work packages whose responsibilities have been divided among the three universities.


2018-7-1 to 2022-6-30

Contact Persons

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Baumgarten, Mitarbeiter Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Porträt

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Baumgarten
Vice-Rector of Research, Development and Transfer

+49 391 886-4105

Markus Lippmann, Mitarbeiter Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Porträt

Markus Lippmann
EU Research Manager

+49 391 886-4606