Fields of Expertise
Modern research is a multidisciplinary mission.
- Applied Production Sciences
- Architecture & Management
- August Aichhorn Institute of Social Work
- Automotive Engineering
- Banking and Insurance Industry
- Biomedical Science
- Construction Design & Economics
- Design & Communication
- Dietetics and Nutrition
- Electronic Engineering
- Energy, Transport and Environmental Management
- Health Care and Nursing
- Health and Tourism Management
- Industrial Management
- Information Management
- International Management
- Internet Technologies & Applications
- Journalism and Public Relations
- Occupational Therapy
- Product & Transportation Design
- ZML – Innovative Learning Scenarios
International Finance Industry
Research and development at the Institute of Banking and Insurance Industry over the medium to long-term will focus on topics including Islamic finance, integrated value oriented bank management and financing, as well as claims modelling in insurance companies. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are applied as appropriate.
Smart City Modelling and Simulation
Smart cities require interdisciplinary solutions for dealing with the core areas of energy, mobility and urban development. Due to the extensive quantities of data available, it requires state-of-the-art simulation programs to produce meaningful analyses which reveal the actual dynamic processes and complex relationships within cities and regions. The Institute of Energy, Transport and Environmental Management is taking on these challenges.
Socioecological Urban and Regional Development
Socioecological research is transdisciplinary. It takes as its starting point new and complex challenges, involves urban ecology, socioecology and environmental sociology, and recommends means of optimising people's urban or local environment – their home base.
Development of Special Analytical Methods in Biomedicine and Industrial Pharmaceutics
The Institute of Biomedical Science is researching the impact of various environmental influences on the human organism as well as developing medical devices for use in molecular diagnostics. Interdisciplinary research is carried out in close cooperation with clients in industry and business.
Health Services Research for the Healthcare Professions
The Department of Health Studies carries out demand surveys and evaluates existing healthcare concepts and health service structures from the perspective of the various health professions. This is a prerequisite for improving healthcare services and enabling efficient control of the associated processes.
Innovative Training Concepts for the Healthcare Professions
The development, implementation and evaluation of modern training concepts provide the basis for sound education and training in the health and nursing professions. This makes it possible to build responsibilities and competencies in accordance with international quality standards.
Power Electronics in Energy Systems & Mobility
Modern energy and mobility systems are based on the conversion of electrical energy. The Institute of Electronic Engineering conducts research in this field and, by setting up the JOANNEUM Power Electronics Center, has established a major R&D centre for highly efficient and extremely miniaturised power electronics systems.
Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Systems
The focus of research at the Institute of Aviation lies in innovative aircraft design, materials and construction methods. Specific areas of expertise include approval aspects of unmanned aircraft, novel multicopter designs, aircraft icing experiments and simulations, and avionics systems.