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Trier University of Applied Sciences

boundless. vibrant. visionary.

With its three locations in Trier, Birkenfeld and Idar-Oberstein, its approximately 7,500 students, 175 professors and 115 research associates, Trier University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) stands for a highly diversified, application-oriented teaching and innovative research and development. As the second largest university of applied sciences in Rhineland-Palatinate and with a total of 80 different Bachelor and Master Degrees that can be obtained, TUAS offers a uniquely wide range of training opportunities in the region and a broad spectrum of national and international research cooperations. TUAS considers itself as an internationally oriented university with regional roots. International degree courses and exchange programmes with many universities worldwide give TUAS a distinctive international study, teaching and research profile.


TUAS is characterized by high-performance and application-oriented research. Due to its innovative strength, TUAS was able to attain and consolidate its position as one of the strongest universities in Rhineland-Palatinate with regard to external funding amounting to approximately 6 to 8 million euros per year. It distinguishes itself particularly through the three future-oriented research areas "Applied Material Flow Management", "Intelligent Technologies for Sustainable Development" and "Life Sciences – Medecine, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology". Having 29 laboratories and 14 institutes and competence centres at their disposal, students and lecturers research interdisciplinarily in national and international networks while focussing on developing sustainable solutions for science, industry and society. With its various research projects, TUAS therefore makes a significant contribution to regional development and innovation processes.

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„START – Student Activating and Revolving Strategy at Trier University of Applied Sciences“

The internationalisation of research at Trier University of Applied Sciences is at the core of the START project. Here you can find out how this was successfully achieved through the institutionalisation of an EU advisory office, the early activation of newly appointed researchers and the integration of research into teaching.

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EU activities

Another focus of TUAS‘ EU activities is the intensive cross-border cooperation within the framework of Interreg projects. The five Interreg V A Greater Region projects "Greater Green", "Robotix-Academy", "Digitale Steine", "AROMA" and "EnergiewabenGR" connect researchers from TUAS with their French, Luxembourgish and Belgian partners from the Greater Region. The "Greater Green" project which was launched at the Environmental-Campus Birkenfeld in 2016 with the aim to promote environmental technology and strenghten its networks in the Greater Region, is just one of several examples of successful cross-border cooperation.

Project Greater Green Project Robotix-Academy Project Digitale Steine Project Aroma Project Energiewabengr

In addition to that, the Institute for Material Flow Management cooperates with partners from North-West-Europe within the framework of the two InterregNWE projects "LOGiC" and "GROOF". Since 2016 the institute has been coordinating moreover the project "LIFE-IP ZENAPA - Zero Emission Nature Protection Areas", which is funded by the EU programme LIFE that supports environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects. In an eight-year work programme, the 16 partner institutions are meeting the challenge of bringing the energy transition in line with the various requirements of climate, nature and species protection. With its numerous EU projects and over 50 employees researching solutions for the intelligent and resource-efficient management of material and energy flows in 37 countries and on 4 continents, the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management is one of the strongest third party funded institutes in Germany.

Project Logic Project Groof Project Zenapa

Contact Person(s)

Dr. Eva Klos, Mitarbeiterin Hochschule Trier, Porträt

Dr. Eva Maria Klos

Research Facilitator

+49 651 8103-742

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Stefanie Erbach, Mitarbeiterin Hochschule Trier, Porträt

Stefanie Erbach

Staff member of the EU Research and Coordination Unit

+49 6782 17-1577

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