Research Profiles

The WHZ combines its numerous research activities in five research profiles under the mission statement “University for Mobility”:

Energy and resource-efficient vehicle concepts and production technologies.

The research conducted by scientists of the WHZ in this profile includes work on the key topics:

  • Vehicle and mobility concepts, drive systems and vehicle technology
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and vehicle information systems
  • Mobility systems, traffic systems, traffic system technology
  • Chassis making, construction and lightweight construction concepts
  • Special materials, manufacturing methods and production techniques
  • Factory of the future - planning, automation, organisation

 

Intelligent, future-oriented energy storage systems and ubiquitous infrastructures.

The research conducted by scientists of the WHZ in this profile includes work on the key topics:

  • Decentralised use of renewable energies
  • Mobile and stationary storage technologies
  • Energy management and energy supply
  • Intelligent control loops driver-vehicle-road-environment
  • Design, modelling and simulation of transport infrastructure

 

Connecting the physical with the virtual world - analogue with digital - mechanical components via networks and modern information technology.

The research conducted by scientists of the WHZ in this profile includes work on the key topics:

  • Augmented reality and information systems
  • Age-appropriate assistance systems
  • Safety and driver assistance systems
  • Industrial process control and automation systems
  • Infrastructure systems for communication and culture
  • Professional and international business communication in the age of digitisation

 

Methodical and technological developments, new procedures and processes in health care and medical technology.

The research conducted by scientists of the WHZ in this profile includes work on the key topics:

  • Innovations for a self-determined life in the future
  • Ambient assisted living (AAL)
  • Health systems & health economics
  • Prevention & rehabilitation
  • Nursing management

 

Ecologically compatible, socially fair innovations and strategies and economically responsible action.

The research conducted by scientists of the WHZ in this profile includes work on the key topics:

  • Sustainable management of companies and organisations
  • Sustainable working environment and human resources management
  • Sustainability-oriented business administration and economics
  • Innovations and technologies for sustainable management
  • Actors and competencies of a sustainable economy

 

The university focuses on the continuity of its traditional key topics as well as on a continuous further development and selective reorientation of today's research profile with the participation of scientists from all disciplines represented at the university.