Coburg University’s Institutes

The range of programs at the Coburg University ranges from design and the social and health sciences to engineering and natural sciences. This diversity is also reflected in the research institutes of the university. Currently, there are five research and transfer institutions at the university.

The Institute for Applied Health Sciences - IaG

The Institute for Applied Health Sciences conducts research in the field of health promotion, prevention and intervention. To ensure the continued transfer of evidence-based health promotion and prevention programs, working closely with industry partners is essential. These are primarily institutions in the field of social affairs and health, such as municipalities, schools, day care centers, outpatient clinics and consumer institutions. But publishers and companies in the health and leisure industry are cooperation partners.

The Institute for Applied Health Sciences also plans and organizes advanced training courses and symposia. They are offered partly in cooperation with health service providers and are based primarily on propagators.

The Institut for Bioanalysis

The Institute for Bioanalysis conducts research in the fields of protein analysis, microbiology, molecular biology and biomedicine. It applies a broad spectrum of complementary methodologies related to microbiology, molecular biology, cell analysis and analytical technologies. The topics are diverse and include, for example, neurodegenerative diseases, food safety, biomarkers and environmental microbiology. The Institute for Bioanalysis is part of the Department of Applied Sciences at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences. Associated courses are the bachelor's program Bioanalysis and the master's program Bioanalysis.

Institute for Human Aesthetics

The Institute for Human Aesthetics is a transdisciplinary research group of Coburg University of Applied Sciences with researchers and scientists from the University of Bamberg, the New Design University St. Pölten, the University of Cambridge, Georgetown University, Washington, and others.
In research, discourse, teaching and application, we work to better understand these contexts and effects of aesthetic experience and to make them usable for design and architecture. – Coburg.Institute for Integrated Product Design

In the future many companies will have to decide whether or not to invest in design because maintaining a competitive edge requires producing novel products. The Coburg.Institute for Integrated Product Design | has taken on the task of developing these products. "Integrated" means conceiving products in a multidisciplinary manner. Specifically, this means that market research, marketing, business, technology, materials, ecology and design are all part of the innovation process. The experts at see themselves as interface managers who use their own expertise and that of their development partners synergistically. is headed by designer Prof. Gerhard Kampe. For him, modern products are formed only with the interplay of engineering, design, and management. The catalyst of this teamwork is creativity, and creativity is the key to developing truly innovative products that set new standards on the market.

Institute for Prototypes and Model Technology - ipm

The institute focuses on the entire process chain of creating prototypes and models. This ranges from 3D scanning of real spatial bodies to the production of models from computer data to rapid prototyping or 5-axis milling.

Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology - ISAT

The Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology (ISAT) has been performing research and development in the field of surface acoustic waves (SAW) since 2007. Due to the success of many projects with partners from industry and science in the area, ISAT has made a name for itself in Upper Franconia. Two spin-off companies also promote their innovations in Coburg, and this region is becoming a hotspot in sensor development.

By moving to a new research building in January 2013, ISAT was able to concentrate all of its activities at one location with excellently equipped laboratories and workspaces.

ISAT appreciates the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, and the Coburg Economic Development Office. Special funding was received from the Bavarian state government as part of the „Aufbruch Bayern“ program.


Technology Transfer Center for Automotive Technology - TAC

Initially founded as a research and transfer center for automotive technology, today TAC supports R & D activities for virtually all sectors of the industrial economy – both for large enterprises as well as small and medium sized companies. The spectrum of topics ranges from analytical chemistry to movement systems to Ergonomics. The TAC Academy organizes workshops and training courses. It thus makes an important contribution to networking of regional companies with the university.