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Research profile

Research profile of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

 

RheinMain University of Applied Sciences seeks to distinctly sharpen the profile of its research topics and structures using the framework of its research guidelines. The activities it pursues to this end, promote comprehensive, high-quality, faculty and cross-faculty achievements  for practice-based and applied research. In this context, our focal areas of research play a particularly important strategic, operational and content-structuring role. Depending on their form the research priorities generate local, regional and national initiatives. They also provide a content-based platform ranging from in-depth scientific and artistic training to doctoral programs and offer a wide basis for cooperation with our university's partners.

 

How do we define research?

 

The RheinMain University of Applied Sciences is a university where research and excellence in taught programs are crucial. Both elements play a major role in enhancing the university's profile and are reflected in our mission statement. The aim of research at the university is to gain new insights into different fields of science and to foster academic knowledge and skills. Our research contributes to sustainably developing the economy, politics and society, and we regard this as our ethical and social responsibility. (further)

Besides the faculties' priority research areas, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences currently has three profile-enhancing research focal areas. They bundle together skills and resources, meaning research topics can be pursued across the faculties and subject areas and implemented at a high level. Students, academic staff and professors from different faculties collaborate in researching these forward-looking, interdisciplinary projects, thus creating a structure that consolidates the university's strength in research and its research profile. It also boosts the promotion of young talent and contributes to the university's regional and international reputation.

Smart Systems for Man and Technology

The "Smart Systems for Man and Technology" research focal area highlights one of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences' strengths: examining research issues of practical relevance in an interdisciplinary, holistic manner. Easy to operate IT systems are at the heart of the research, i.e. smart, safe systems tailored to the features and environments of users. To achieve this, it takes the combined efforts of various computer science subdisciplines. Right from the start, computer science has been one of the strongest areas of research at the university. (more)

Professionalism in Social Work

This research priority area focuses on structural problems and the dilemmas of professional action in social work, in addition to the numerous methods of handling them productively and in a reflective way. Furthermore, a closer look is taken at the different forms of working relationships and their underlying conditions in the various fields of social work. How these aspects help break down everyday barriers faced by the target groups is a core theme, in addition to how they enable new, and both social and democratic options for action to be developed. The research focal area thus aims to contribute to enhancing the profile of social work on an empirical basis (more).

Engineering 4.0

The interdisciplinary profile enhancing priority area "Engineering 4.0" brings together the key technologies of microsystems engineering and nanotechnology, including the four areas of application drive, energy, sensor and communication engineering. This blend of disciplines is the first step in creating innovative technical and economic solutions in these fields of application (more). 



The faculties' current focal areas in research at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences are:

 

  • Sustainable mobility and energy
  • Environmental and medical technology
  • Key technologies
  • Media technologies
  • Smart systems for man and technology
  • Resource-efficient building and developing new materials and ways of building
  • Infrastructure planning in metropolitan areas
  • Living space, daily life, modes of social production
  • Professionalism in social work

 

Clustering competencies in the research focal areas means that research topics can be worked on from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Research is conducted in various disciplines at the university's five faculities. More details can be found on the research pages of the faculties:

 Architecture and Civil Engineering

 Design Computer Science Media

 Engineering

 Applied Social Sciences

 Wiesbaden Business School

 

 

The diversity of research activities at the RheinMain university is reflected in the various projects in the individual faculties. An insight into what our researchers are working on can be gained through a selection of projects from the faculties. Further projects are available on the pages of the faculties.

Architecture & Civil Engineering

Hölzerner, hoch belastbarer Leichtbau-Halbstegträger

Further projects of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering can be found here.

Design Computer Science Media

 MTM Auto Code Generator

 Autobest

Further projects of the Faculty of Design Computer Science Media can be found here.

Engineering

 Diagonalverdichter für geringzylindrige Verbrennungsmotoren

 Anwendung der UWB-Technik für die medizinische Diagnostik

Further projects of the Faculty of Engineering can be found here.

Applied Social Sciences

 Auswirkung der Klimaveränderung in der Pampa Argentiniens

 Interkulturelle Öffnung in der Pflegeberatung: OPEN

Further projects of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences can be found here.

Wiesbaden Business School

 Social CRM

 Einfluss von Social Media auf die Unternehmensführung und das Personalmanagement

Further projects of the Faculty of Wiesbaden Business School can be found here.

The RheinMain University has a wide range of internal research institutions and research centers. A selection can be found here.

Further internal research institutions and centers can be found on the faculties' pages.

Trade fairs

The RheinMain University of Applied Sciences is represented at regional and national trade fairs and presents important developments and results from its research, thus ensuring knowledge transfer of the insights gained to the private sector and society.

The university regularly sends representatives to the Cebit and the Hannover Industrial Technology trade fair.