Hochschule Wismar: A university as a location factor in times of structural change

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.



  1. Address

    Philipp-Müller-Straße 14
    23966 Wismar
    www.hs-wismar.de/forschung
  2. Rector

    Prof. Dr. jur. Bodo Wiegand-Hoffmeister
  3. Vice rector for research

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.
    Marion Wienecke
  4. Established

    1908
  5. Students

    8026
  6. Main research focus

    Areas of Expertise
    Markets, trade and shipping traffic
    Law, business and trades
    in the Baltic region,
    Safe and efficient sea traffic, Logistics

    Materials, technologies,
    treatments and processes
    New materials, Resource-
    efficient processes,
    Energy-efficient buildings,
    Computational engineering
    and automation

    Mobility, sustainability,
    objects and spaces
    Urban and regional development,
    Applications of electro mobility,
    Communication design and light, Product design