Research and Transfer


Applied research and development, innovation and technology transfer are among Hochschule Offenburg's key strategic tasks. Together with partners from business, science and society, we are dedicated to current research questions in six main research areas.

All publicly accessible projects at these research areas since 2014 are searchable via the R&D database (known as the “Vorhabenregister”). The three largest areas are also evaluated via the research map of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK). The projects range from classic contract research to international collaborative research. In 2023, 9.1 million euros were invested in around 140 projects.

The professors and staff members of the ten research institutes focus on specific customized topics, contributing to the innovative strength of the region and especially of small and medium-sized enterprises. All research and transfer activities relating to resource and energy efficiency are also pooled in the Research and Innovation Center of Energy Technology – RIZ Energie

As one of the most research-oriented universities for applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences has a strong network of companies and clusters in the region, but also to research partners in the national and international context. This promotes the mutual technology and knowledge transfer and guarantees the excellent and practical qualification of their graduates.

Morover Offenburg University of Applied Sciences is increasingly recruiting young scientists and is committed to training doctoral students. On top of this, the Entrepreneurship Center/Foundation Office at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences provides support for business start-ups.

Prorector for Research and Transfer

Seifert, Thomas
Prof. Dr.-Ing. 
  • Room: E102
  • Badstraße 24, 77652 Offenburg
  • nach Terminvereinbarung (persönlich in E102 oder als zoom-Meeting)

Services for Researchers: Campus Research & Transfer (CRT)

Operational Head

Pawlowski, Ira
Dr. oec. troph. 
  • Room: STB0.02
  • Badstraße 24a, 77652 Offenburg