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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 1000 – including more than 220 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 will in future expand its potential to the European Research Area. The project will provide favourable framework conditions for Ostfalia to raise and sustain a strong profile at the European level. (s. a. Beschreibung des Projektes)

Our research areas are:

- Digitization and Industry 4.0
- Renewable Energies and Resource Efficiency
- Vehicle Construction, Polymers and Materials Science
- Social Perspectives of Change
- Integrated Water and Soil Protection
- Intelligent Systems for Energy and Mobility
- Research on Societal Participation and Health Services Research

Professors across different faculties have joined together in four 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.

- Centre for Electromobility (CEMO)
- Centre for Additive Manufacturing (ZAF)
- Centre for Social Innovation (ZEGI)
- Centre for Scientific, Interdisciplinary Risk Management and Sustainability (ZWIRN)

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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 Person(s)

Prof. Dr. Gert Bikker, Mitarbeiter Ostfalia, Porträt
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Prof. Dr. Gert Bikker

Vice-President / Research, Development and Technology Transfer

+49 5331 939-10020

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Kai Hillebrecht, Mitarbeiter Ostfalia, Porträt
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Kai Hillebrecht

Project coordinator

+49 5331 939-10710

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