Research @H-BRS

The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS) is an institution that conducts research to assert itself in competition; to lay the foundation for successful science and technology transfer into business practice and to provide high-level, hands-on, application-oriented teaching. To achieve these goals, the University has developed the following promotion tools:

1. Profile-shaping research promotion

In 2010 the University established two research institutes (the Institute of Visual Computing and the Institute of Safety and Security Research) based on an external evaluation. The institutes will be funded for up to five years, which will enable them to establish and expand competitive research structures. When the funding period expires, they should be largely self-financing, using the third-party funds acquired.

In addition, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University awards research professorships internally for a two- to five-year period. On the following pages, you will also be informed about H-BRS other prestigious research institutes and competence centres.

2. Stimulating research promotion

The University fosters the extension of the portfolio by further research areas with great potential. To achieve this, it grants start-up funds and reduces the project managers’ teaching load for a limited period of time.

3. Graduate Institute

By participating in PhD projects, universities of applied sciences consistently advance the Bologna process and ensure competitiveness in the struggle for the best students and researchers.

The University has established the Graduate Institute to create a pool of PhD projects, to develop structured PhD and graduates’ programmes and to support young researchers.

4. Centre for Science and Technology Transfer

The University has established the Centre for Science and Technology Transfer as a central service and contact point to reinforce the transfer to business practice and the acquisition of funds.