The Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design, is a sought-after research partner, in particular for small and medium-sized innovative companies from the region. In 2013, more than 50 joint projects were supported by state, federal and EU funds, while the volume of third-party funding amounted to more than five million euros. To increase the professionalism and competitiveness in its established core competencies, research activities have been organised in Wismar and at the Warnemünde site in the form of cross-discipline institutes and university-associated research institutes. Topics relevant to future-related issues are dealt with, which are intended to contribute to companies’ increase in innovative strength and competitiveness. At the same time, applied research provides an ideal environment for training future scientists – hence professionals in technology, economics and design, who are urgently needed in the future by companies and society. The region is part of the Hamburg metropolitan region, which is home to important clusters dealing with mobility, health, energy and information technology. Networking with globally active partners provides a wide range of opportunities for new spin-off companies and corporate outsourcings. The Hochschule Wismar is an important partner and the driving force in a developing region.
RectorProf. Dr. jur. Bodo Wiegand-Hoffmeister
Vice rector for researchProf. Dr. rer. nat. habil.
Main research focusAreas of Expertise
Markets, trade and shipping traffic
Law, business and trades
in the Baltic region,
Safe and efficient sea traffic, Logistics
treatments and processes
New materials, Resource-
objects and spaces
Urban and regional development,
Applications of electro mobility,
Communication design and light, Product design