Research profile

The Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) is a university of applied sciences with a strength in research and an extensive national and international network. Its research addresses current and future issues and challenges in society, the economy, technology and the environment and transforms them into innovative concepts.

The high reputation of the research of THM is reflected in the long-standing research structures and cooperation agreements, the large number of active research staff and the strength of the upcoming generation of academics.

Research in facts and figures


Centres of competence

To sharpen its research profile, THM has set up interdisciplinary centres of competence, the strengths of which lie particularly in applied research. The research groups in the centres of competence offer outstanding research opportunities to junior academics and provide opportunities to cooperate with colleagues at home and abroad and with business.

The Centre for Research and Transfer (ZFT), founded in 2008, created the organisational framework for the centres of competence. It is responsible for the overall research strategy, administration of funding and research marketing.

Zentrum für Forschung und Transfer (ZFT)




In addition to the research activities in the centres of competence, research work in the departments and institutes also makes a significant contribution to the research profile of THM.

Strategic focus areas

The strategic focus areas of research at THM address the important social and technological topics of the future: