Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences – Hochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel

unlock your potential – our knowledge ist the key

Building knowledge and sparking enthusiasm count among our most essential objectives.
As a reliable partner in education and research, we are involved regionally and internationally within a network of diverse members with backgrounds in research and practice. As a result, we are able to jointly expand our professional and personal perspectives and create further innovations.

With about 13,000 students, twelve faculties and 21 departments, Ostfalia counts among the biggest universities of applied sciences in Lower Saxony. As a state institution of higher education, it is represented by personnel of around 900 – including more than 200 professors – at its Salzgitter, Suderburg, Wolfenbüttel, and Wolfsburg branches. Ostfalia also features seven associated institutes.


Research at Ostfalia is application-oriented and characterised by close research collaborations with business and industry. Our university has a multitude of research specialities, which are reflected in our own areas of activity as well as those of the associated institutes. The wide range of research activities helps foster interdisciplinary collaborations.
Taking part in the “EU-Strategie-FH“ project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Ostfalia has expanded its potential to the European Research Area. The project has provided favourable framework conditions for Ostfalia to raise and sustain a strong profile at the European level (see also description of the project).

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Professors across different faculties have joined together in five research centres. Their common objective is to carry out research on socially relevant topics with interdisciplinary approaches and make a contribution to future-orientated solutions.

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EU-Strategie-Ostfalia // EU-Ostfalia-IMPL

The strategic goal of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences is to strengthen the appeal of research and teaching by increasing its presence and visibility in the European research area. The strategy and the internationalisation concept of Ostfalia aim to tap into the European research area and exploit identified potential.

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Research Areas at Ostfalia

Research Centres at Ostfalia

Knowledge and Technology Transfer


Contact to Research and Transfer at Ostfalia

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Dipl.-Biol. Kai Hillebrecht
Leitung des Wissens- und Technologietransfer

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