to the website of the Institute of Ship Design and Ship Safety. Our section which was originally the Design department of the former School of Naval Architecture (Institut für Schiffbau), University Hamburg, is now part of the research center Maritime Systeme of Hamburg University of Technology.

Our main focus in research and education is the design and development of competitive ships and related tools and processes. This implies the introduction of scientific, first principle based methodologies into the design process.

Another important field of activity are safety related issues, such as performance based safety approaches.