The state’s universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges are the most important centres of publicly-subsidised research in Saxony-Anhalt. The various priorities set by research, and the interdisciplinary and inter-institutional cooperation between the experts who conduct it, also help the universities and colleges to acquire prestige which transcends state boundaries.
The research projects being conducted at the state’s universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges are introduced in brief at the Saxony-Anhalt research portal, where you will find a comprehensive information platform on research, scientific innovation and technology transfer in Saxony-Anhalt. It also contains information on financial support and funding, and on conferences and special events. In its interactive forum, you can also get in touch with the experts whose work is of particular interest to you.
Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg conducts research primarily in the fields of biological sciences, materials sciences, the Enlightenment and pietism, schools, Oriental studies, ethnology, pedagogy, environmental studies, cardiovascular diseases, oncology, environmental medicine, social studies and agriculture. There is multidisciplinary cooperation between the subject areas of biology, biochemistry and biotechnology, pharmacy, medicine and agronomy. The considerable cooperation between the university and non-university research institutions is highly significant.
Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg has made a name for itself for its close collaborations between the engineering, natural and life sciences, economic and social sciences and the humanities. The aim is to expand these areas in order to compete in the international arena. Computer science, economics, social science and the humanities are oriented primarily towards engineering and life sciences, and mathematics, physics and chemistry have a close bearing on the technical disciplines. Biology and psychology have a neuroscientific profile, and unite the disciplines of medicine, technology and the humanities.
The College of Art an Design, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle contributes to research and artistic development projects in the fields of the liberal and applied arts, design and interior design and the fine arts.
Universities of applied sciences
As well as teaching, the state’s universities of applied sciences also have a growing research component, which is highly valued by the State Government. Research at these institutions is application-oriented, and the importance of technology transfer is recognised.
- Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
- Harz University of Applied Sciences
- Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
- Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Fields of research at the universities of applied sciences:
- Mechanical engineering/industrial engineering, design/industrial design, process and environmental engineering, chemistry, food technology and biotechnology, electrical engineering, computer science and specialised communication, social affairs and health, as well as
- Agriculture, land stewardship, ecotrophology and architecture, construction engineering and surveying, water and waste management,
- The ‘Network of expertise for applied and transfer-oriented research’ (KAT), an association of universities of applied sciences, with the following skills centres:
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (FH): life science skills centre,
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (FH): skills centre for renewable resources,
Harz University of Applied Sciences (FH): skills centre for information and communication technologies/tourismus/the service industrie and
Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (FH): skills centre for chemistry/synthetics