Research Initiative of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate

Started in 2008, the Research Initiative of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate provides a strategic instrument for research funding that allows the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern to independently develop its specific research profile. To further integrate engineering and natural sciences is one of the objectives in order to sustainably strengthen the university’s long term position in the German and international research communities. Two research centers and several research units were established in a competitive procedure.

Ongoing initiatives during the funding period 2017/2018:

Research Centers

(CM)² – Center for Mathematical and Computational Modelling

OPTIMAS – Center for Optics and Materials Sciences

Research Units

AME – Advanced Materials Engineering

AmSys – Ambient Systems

BioComp – Complex Data Analysis in Life Sciences and Biotechnology

NanoKat – Nanostructured Catalysts

HiPerCon – High Performance Composite Constructions

ZNT – Center for Commercial Vehicle Technology

University Priority Areas

Cognitive Science

Region and City

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