The University of Wuppertal carries out international top-level research in different fields and, in addition to its broad range of teaching content, also provides a highly varied research landscape in the individual subjects. Both basic and applied research are key components.

The University of Wuppertal has developed a cross-disciplinary research and teaching profile based on six profile types to combine its strengths and increase public perception of its special potential and achievements. Their topics show that one of our University’s key competences lies in its interdisciplinary research activities.

The institutions embodying this special quality of our young streamlined university are Interdisciplinary Centres and Institutes. The interdisciplinary competence of the University of Wuppertal is further expressed by the university's collaborative research centres, research teams, research training groups and research associations.

Scientific research generally requires as much freedom of thought as possible. Its discoveries and findings do not just serve researchers, but benefit society as a whole. Therefore, their transfer into the world of business, to social institutions etc. is also of key importance.

The University of Wuppertal is highly aware of this responsibility, and its varied activities in this area range from publishing the findings of individual university projects or large research teams to contractually arranged research cooperation.