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Current research projects

Here you can find a list of current THWS projects which have received third-party funding by the EU, the German federal government, by the Free State of Bavaria, by the German Research Foundation (DFG) or by other foundations. See the links below for information regarding the main areas of research at THWS.  

EU funding

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NewM - New Modes of Mobility

Development, testing, and implementation of new teaching and learning mobility in the international and digitalised context with the goal of inclusive internationalisation of THWS.

Project Management: Dominik Winkler and Markus Engert

Duration: 2019 to 2022

Link to the NewM project

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INNO-MESS KMU - Digital knowledge transfer of innovative measuring and production technology for small- and medium-sized companies – during the Corona crisis

In recent years, several new measuring and production processes for industrial application were developed further around the globe. Especially optical measuring methods, additive production methods (3D printing), digitisation in production (Industry 4.0) and Artificial Intelligence are to be mentioned. In parallel to the advancements in measuring techniques, we can observe a fast-paced digitisation of our work and learning environments. This informationalisation opens up completely new methods for teaching and learning formats. Today, for example, it has become possible to hold seminars over the internet (webinars), which increases the seminar’s efficiency significantly.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Stephan Sommer

Duration: 2020 to 2022

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Homeside – A HOME-based Spousal caregiver-delivered music Intervention for people living with dementia: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Homeside is a controlled, randomised study and is investigating the effects of musical and reading interventions training for relatives nursing in domestic environments. Caregivers apply interventions to their relatives who suffer from dementia and first, the effects on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, and secondly, the effects on depression, the quality of life, the quality of relationships, experience of competence and cost effectiveness of/for the couple(s) affected, are investigated. The study has 990 participants. (Multinational research projects on Health and Social Care for Neurodegenerative Diseases HESOCARE-329-005, BMBF 01ED1901). The project is coordinated by the University of Melbourne. Besides THWS, further partners are the Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge), the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo), and the University of Physical Education (Krakow).

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Thomas Wosch Clinical Trial Manager: Laura Blauth

Duration: 2019 to 2022

Link to the HOMESIDE project

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KI-HuB Northern Bavaria

The KI-HuB Northern Bavaria (AI hub) by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Bräutigam and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bastian Engelmann of the Faculty of Business and Engineering, with Prof. Dr. Frank-Michael Schleif of the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems at THWS in cooperation with the professorial chair for production technology at the University of Bayreuth is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) with a sum of approx. 540,000 Euro. The project aims to provide application-oriented, methodological knowledge regarding the topics of digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI). Here, the focus lies on securing knowledge and bringing balance to the shortage of skilled workers and the demographic change which affect small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME). In co-operation with participating SME, a knowledge transfer network which is open to the public shall be tested and permanently established for this purpose. The advanced training concept developed by the project is based on a learning process that is phase-based and flexible in time and location (Blended Learning), and it utilises real-life examples from the businesses. Participants will also receive a certificate after successful completion.

Project contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Bräutigam

Duration: 2021 to 2027

DiTeP4KMU - Early digitisation of technical planning processes in building trades and construction.

DiTeP4KMU - Early digitisation of technical planning processes in building trades and construction by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ansgar Brunn of the Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) with a sum of 513,000 Euro. The project’s primary goal is to teach businesses how to use 3D data and to broaden 3D digitisation competences of all participants through THWS. Through knowledge transfer, new technologies are to be introduced to businesses to make SMEs more future-proof. The project is oriented towards current work processes within these companies and develops optimisations based on digital 3D data in co-operation with them.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Brunn

Duration: 2021 to 2027 

F-IT@THWS - Fit 4 digital transformation@THWS


The development of digital projects is an essential competitive advantage in today’s time. It requires broad understanding of the tools and methods needed for the digital transformation. With the F-IT@THWS project, the Campus for Professional Development meets the requirements of SMEs for qualified, skilled personnel in this are through extra-occupational programmes for advanced training.

Contact person: Sandra Zitzow-Zwosta

Duration: 2022 to 2023 

LINK to "Changemaker Journey"

Federal funding

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Nürnberg Care Centre (PPZ)

Creation of an organisational network of scientific and practical-care institutions for the testing and evaluation of new technologies in human-technology interaction in various care settings close to standard care.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Christian Bauer

Duration: 2018 to 2023

ID-parK - Smart design of wound goods to utilise parasitic capacitance

Due to the energy system transformation, more and more power electronic regulating units in the form of power converter come to use. For guaranteeing the grid operation of a power converter compliant with standards, filters made of choking coils and capacitors must be installed (LCL topology). The goal of the project is not only to reduce the unwanted parasitic capacitances of the LCL filters, but also to generate a desired capacitance that allows to reduce the size of a capacitor module or even replace it in the optimal case.

Project Management/Contact: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Ackva

Duration: 2021 to 2023

Funding by the individual German states


Today, the machine maintenance is usually carried out in fixed time frames. What remains unconsidered is the wide field of industrial application and diverging operating conditions, resulting in varying component life-spans. In the project “BeWart”, existing maintenance strategies are to be shaped according to the needs by utilising internal and external machine data, and reliable condition monitoring of feed axes are to be implemented. Both approaches shall lead to a higher plant availability and to a needs-based control of maintenance intervals.

Project Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Michos

Duration: 2018 to 2021

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Research focus: Autonomie im Gesundheitswesen - AuGe (autonomy in healthcare)

The AuGe research focus identifies situations and structures which harm the autonomy in health-related care constellations, among others, from the perspective of legal sciences, ethics, psychology and social sciences. One focus is on promoting autonomy among older people in need of care in the setting of inpatient care for the elderly and developing a concept for advance planning of medical treatment and care at the end of life that is in line with needs and requirements.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Tanja Henking  Prof. Dr. Silke Neuderth  Prof. Dr. Theresia Wintergerst Prof. Dr. med. Birgitt van Oorschot (Würzburg University Hospital)

Duration: 2018 to 2022


Prof. Dr. Silke Neuderth and Prof. Dr. Rebecca Löbmann receiving the funding certificate.

Healthy Studies in Würzburg

The project goal is to promote the available offers for health support among Würzburg-based students at Würzburg’s higher education institutions, in line with the communal strategy, and to reduce barriers for using offers to optimise the access to offers which promote health. The project is implemented in co-operation with the “Gesundheitsregion Plus Stadt und Land Würzburg” project, a regional stakeholder in the field of health promotion.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Silke Neuderth, Prof. Dr. Rebecca Löbmann

Sponsored by AOK Bayern – The Health Insurance Company

Duration: 2022 to 2023

Image: (c) Katja Bolza-Schünemann (THWS)

Prof. Dr. Silke Neuderth and Prof. Dr. Rebecca Löbmann receiving the funding certificate.

Healthy Studying at THWS

Goal of the project is the implementation, evaluation, and further development of a student health management at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. For this purpose, two central information centres have been established at Würzburg and Schweinfurt THWS locations.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Silke Neuderth, Prof. Dr. Rebecca Löbmann

Sponsored by AOK Bayern – The Health Insurance Company

Duration: 2022 to 2023

Image: (c) Katja Bolza-Schünemann (THWS)

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Utilisation of parallel programming on an embedded system to optimise potato cultivation in Colombia.

The support of Colombian potato farmers through methods of photogrammetry and remote sensing has for years been a topic of research of the Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying in cooperation with Prof. Perez of the Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria Julio Garavito (Bogota, Colombia). The cooperation takes place on student level and is supervised by Prof. Perez of the ESCUELA, by Prof. Brunn (THWS) and Prof. Balzer (THWS). The degree project is divided into three phases which are based on each other: 1) Teaching of fundamentals and algorithms of image processing – 2) UAV flights provide real-time image data – 3) Results from phase 2 (software developments) are developed further and documented. The project is funded by the Vogel Foundation.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Brunn

Duration: 2022 to 2023

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