TH Aschaffenburg - University of Applied Sciences

The Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1995. It is characterised by its business-oriented, interdisciplinary degree programmes as well as its particular research strength. Above-average third-party funding and first-class infrastructure in more than 40 laboratories and institutes make Aschaffenburg UAS a driving force for application-oriented research and transfer in the Bavarian Lower Main region.

Since its establishment, the UAS has grown considerably and teaches approximately 3,400 students. Aschaffenburg UAS currently offers 17 Bachelor’s and five consecutive Master’s degree programmes in the fields of Business and Law as well as Engineering. In addition, there is the possibility of a cooperative doctorate. Doctoral students receive extensive personal and professional support from the doctoral college iDok. The iDok accompanies the doctoral students starting with the search for a suitable cooperating university and the financing of the doctoral project up to the publication of the thesis. In addition to engineering and business knowledge, the iDok also focuses on teaching interdisciplinary skills such as communication and project management.

International and practical oriented

An integral part of all degree programmes is a large proportion of foreign languages and practical experience. Through cooperation with companies and partnerships with international universities, students acquire knowledge that is relevant to practice. In addition, application-oriented research conveys practical relevance.


Extraordinary third-party funding illustrates research strength
Research at Aschaffenburg UAS takes place in four main focus areas: Intelligent Systems, Materials, Information and Innovation Management and Business and Law. The scientists of Aschaffenburg UAS conduct interdisciplinary research on application-oriented projects. The acquisition of 11 million euros in third-party funding (2021) illustrates the research strength of Aschaffenburg UAS. Comparing the EU third-party funding per professorship (2019), Aschaffenburg UAS achieved more than twice as much third-party funding as the average of UAS with less than 7000 students.

Research projects promote international recognition

Researchers at Aschaffenburg UAS are constantly and successfully attracting funding to maintain international networks and carry out joint research projects. These include bilateral mobilities from the funding programmes of the State of Bavaria as well as multilateral projects in the ERASMUS+ (support for political reforms), EUREKA or Horizon 2020 programmes. This demonstrates and promotes the international visibility and importance of Aschaffenburg UAS.

Examples are the ASUMED and WindEFCY projects from the research focus Intelligent Systems. A consortium of international partners is funded by the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research EMPIR with the WindEFCY cooperation project. Aschaffenburg UAS is conducting research on the implementation of algorithms for power calculation for non-sinusoidal currents and voltages in a calculation programme. The ASUMED project funded under Horizon 2020 aimed to develop an experimental demonstrator for an advanced superconductor motor.

The focus area Materials addresses the application-oriented development of new intelligent surfaces and materials. In the Eureka-funded international collaborative project OpEn LaserLathe, Aschaffenburg UAS is researching processing strategies for ultra-short pulse laser-based laser turning.

The digiBridge project within the research field Information and Innovation Management, is aiming to strengthen the internationalisation, digitalisation and communication of a German-Ukrainian university cooperation – funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Projects from this research area focus on knowledge transfer and innovation generation.

Business research in the field of Business and Law takes place in interdisciplinary institutes and projects, such as the Prominence project. This Erasmus partnership project with seven European universities expands and strengthens internationalisation strategies and activities.

Transfer of knowledge available at universities

The focus of all research activities is the transfer of technology and knowledge. In this context, the Centre for Scientific Services and Transfer (ZeWiS) serves as an interface to the industry. Cooperation projects between Aschaffenburg UAS and companies from the Rhine Main region contribute to keep the competitiveness of the Bavarian Lower Main region. In addition, research activities take place with major national industry and international research partners.

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The project EU-STRAT-AB aims to reinforce THAB Aschaffenburg's international research activities by promoting international networking and increasing the visibility of its research achievements. By incorporating existing international resources and protagonists, efficient service structures and activities are used to provide effective support for research within an international setting.

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Research at Aschaffenburg UAS

Cooperative Doctorate at Aschaffenburg UAS

Centre for Scientific Services and Transfer of Aschaffenburg UAS (ZEWIS)

Contact Persons

Tilo Gockel, Mitarbeiter TH Aschaffenburg, Porträt

Dr.-Ing. Tilo Gockel
Research Coordinator ZeWiS - Centre for Scientific Services

+49 6022 813-629

Dr. Heike Bruhn, Mitarbeiterin TH Aschaffenburg, Porträt

Dr. Heike Bruhn
International Research Management

+49 6021 4206-513


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