Two new doctoral centers at HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences

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Together with OTH Regensburg and TH Nuremberg, HM has applied for doctoral centers that make it possible to do a doctorate directly at a university of applied sciences. Two of these new doctoral centers, approved by the Ministry of Science, will be located at the Munich site in the future.

Applied Economics - Center for Applied Research for Responsible Innovation (CARRI)
Complex international challenges require scientific solutions to shape society and develop new value creation strategies, innovative business models and societal innovations. At the Center for Applied Research for Responsible Innovation (CARRI), doctoral students in business and economics, tourism research, business informatics and entrepreneurship develop appropriate solutions, transfer their approaches into practice and build their leadership and management skills. Due to the specific positioning of the economic sciences at the HAWs, CARRI is characterized by a clear positioning with outstanding transfer potential. At the same time, its members are rooted in a variety of faculties, which structurally favors interdisciplinary approaches. Entrepreneurship has been one of HM's profile areas for 20 years. For years, the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, together with the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE), has achieved a top ranking in the start-up radar of the Stifterverband and successes in the EXIST programs. With CARRI, these successes are to be flanked with research activities and mutually benefit each other. CARRI starts with a total of 25 professorial members, 16 of whom are based at HM and 9 at TH Nuremberg.

PhD Center Integral Building (PZIB)
The PhD Center Integral Building (PZIB) is dedicated to the core question of how future building should be designed to meet the major challenges of climate change, limited resources, and technological and social change. A holistic approach is to bring together the research expertise of materials and construction research, the classical types of construction such as concrete construction, steel construction and façade construction, the climatic effects caused by the fields of ground and hydraulic engineering, infrastructure and building technology. New methods from the fields of digitalization and automation will also be successfully used as a basis for future planning. The principle of circular construction is to be understood as a directive and implemented through cross-faculty and interdisciplinary research. The goal is to construct, maintain and operate buildings and infrastructure structures in a more sustainable, energy-efficient, resource-saving, durable and recyclable manner. The PZIB starts with a total of 16 professorial members, 11 of whom are professors at HM and 5 at OTH Regensburg.

The two other new doctoral centers, Applied Computer Science (Regensburg location) and Materials and Production Engineering (Nuremberg location), are structured through cooperation with our partner universities in such a way that graduates of HM can also do their doctorates in these research areas.

The new doctoral law strengthens HM and ensures an attractive research environment.

More information on doctoral opportunities at HM is available on the HM Graduate School website.

(c) Text: HM University of Applied Sciences Munich