Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences has nationally reached a top position due to its excellent applied research
Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (OWL UAS) is an important component in the regional and national innovation landscape with international appeal. It is one of the leading research universities for applied sciences in Germany. At the moment 171 professors teach and conduct research in the nine university departments. In addition more than 180 scientific assistants are employed in third-party funded positions and there are over 80 student assistants involved in research projects. The third-party volume for the budget year 2013 was 7.8 million euros, an average of 45,000 euros third-party funding per professorship – which was above the national average of 23,000 euros per professorship.
OWL UAS has an active culture of application-orientated innovation with a strong network of industrial partners and other research organizations. The University has excellent contacts in the industry and business fields due to its long tradition in the region. Together new approaches and innovative concepts are developed for research and offered courses. The cooperation with industry is the basis for our success.
Interdisciplinary research is the basis for the strategy for the future
In addition to individual work the departments offer a broad range of research in research focal points. These scientist groups provide pool expertise and know-how.
Leading edge fields “Industrial Information Technology” and “Food Technology”
OWL UAS focuses on clear profiles in leading edge fields of application-oriented research. These profile areas are closely linked with industry and are well recognized in the scientific community. The profile areas are organized in the institutes “ILT.NRW – Institute for Food Technologies.NRW” and “inIT – Institute Industrial IT”.