Osnabrück University’s research profile
One feature of research at Osnabrück University is the linking of different academic disciplines. In addition, scholars at Osnabrück University excel at generating national and European third-party funding. Four interdisciplinary institutes characterize the University’s research profile:
Osnabrück University’s European Legal Studies Institute is one of Europe’s most important research facilities for comparative law and the harmonization of law.
Since January 2011, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has funded the Collaborative Research Center for “Physiology and dynamics of cellular micro-compartments (CRC 944)”. Since October 2013, the DFG is funding a Research Training Group in “Combinatorial Structures in Geometry” at the School of Mathematics/Computer Science. Since Octobre 2014 the first Alexander von Humboldt-Professor will be working at Osnabrück University: Prof. Engel will research in Environmental Economics at the Institute of Environmental Systems Research.
A branch office of the Bremen-based Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) was established at Osnabrück University in 2011. It is Germany’s leading center in the field of innovative software technologies. In July 2012, Sankt Augustin’s Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) created a research group at Osnabrück University.
The University has two associated institutes that engage in research:
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Dermatological Prevention and Rehabilitation (iDerm)
Lower Saxony Institute of Early Childhood Education and Development
The University attaches great importance to developing young scholars. This is apparent from the research training groups and PhD programs (German) offered within the key research areas. Thanks to well-equipped laboratories, workshops and seminar rooms, Osnabrück University offers scholars and students excellent working conditions.