Research at the TUHH

The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) was established in 1978 in the south of the city as an independent university specialized in the core disciplines of “classical” engineering. First-class teaching, application-oriented and basic research at a high international level, and intensive knowledge and technology transfer characterize its principal tasks and goals. The TUHH’s founding principles – research priority, interdisciplinarity, innovation, regionality, and internationality – continue to be the binding basics for its future development.

The TUHH has bundled its special expertise and strengths in three competence fields at the Center for Research and Innovation. In defining these competence fields it has succeeded in presenting its research activities and expertise clearly and succinctly to industrial and business enterprises and to the general public. Basic research  at TUHH f.e. is highlighted by the Collaborative Research  Center (SFB) "Tailor-Made Muli-Scale Materials Systems, M^3 " funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Research is undertaken and sustained by the leading researchers at the TUHH’s institutes and by teamwork at the TUHH research centers and in coordinated programs.

The TUHH sees itself as an innovation driver. It actively promotes the process of cooperation between enterprises and researchers. To set new directions the university has appointed contacts for the competence fields to handle all issues arising in connection with research at the university and to fast-track approaches to the TUHH and to its research scientists. Active information and approaches to companies about research opportunities at the TUHH are an important building block for the further intensification of networking partners in innovation in the Hamburg metropolitan region.