On the strength of its focus on engineering, economics and social science, the faculty’s research profile addresses a broad spectrum of topics and challenges in these fields.
It goes without saying that the faculty is actively involved in nearly all BTU research focus areas. Subjects related to the BTU’s core research focus include:
- Lightweight Construction and Functional Materials
- Automotive and Drive Engineering
On the whole, these two focus areas are covered by the Institutes of Traffic Engineering, Production Research and Power Engineering, the Panta Rhei Centre for Lightweight Construction Materials and the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre UTC.
- Conversion, Transmission and Utilisation of Energy
This research topic is the responsibility of the Institute of Power Engineering, the Centre of Energy Technology Brandenburg (CEBra) and others
- Information and Communication
- Information Technology and Communication
This field is covered by the Institutes of Electronics and Information Technology and Production Research, as well as the ‘Fraunhofer Application Centre for Logistic Systems Planning and Information Systems’.
Interconnected Research Areas
A number of these closely-linked and specifically interdisciplinary research areas are also interconnected through activities in the following intersecting areas:
- Technical and social phenomena ‘Man – Environment – Society’
The Institutes of Economics and Ergonomics and Social Sciences are mainly responsible for this research focus.
- Modelling and Simulation
These fields are covered by the Institute of Engineering Science.
Regional Research Fields
In addition to conducting nationally and internationally recognised application-oriented and basic research with our cooperation partners, Faculty 3 is dedicated to a strong regional commitment through its research endeavours and academic activities, with the positive impact on the local economy that a commitment of this kind implies. Important activities here concentrate on the State of Brandenburg’s competency areas in the fields:
- Aerotechnics, particularly Aircraft Engine Technology
- Media/Information and Communication
- Energy Economics/Energy Technology
- Geoinformation science
- Metal Production, Metalworking and Metal Processing/Mechatronics
International Cooperation in Research
Our faculty maintains cooperative partnerships with national and international universities, as well as with extramural research facilities and partners in industry.