Research Initiative of Rhineland-Palatinate
The university wants to benefit from this state research initiative by further developing its profile: i.e., the expansion of those areas that strengthen its international reputation through a cooperative network of different disciplines. This is one of the reasons for the establishment of the Science Alliance, an association that links several renowned facilities within the scientific research center of Kaiserslautern.
This close networking of engineering and natural sciences, while also integrating the social and economic disciplines, strengthens TU Kaiserslautern's long term position in the German and international research communities.
The state of Rheinland-Palatinate launched the university development plan in May 2008, which proposes four parallel pillars to enhance competitiveness and encourage profile development in the field of research: