The Institut für Angewandte Forschung is the central applied research and development institution at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and provides support to carry out research and development projects.
The Institute takes care of all research at HsKA. If research in a special area intensifies at HsKA faculties the IAF organizes new research priorities. The current focus for research projects is in the following fields:
- Applied computer science and geoinformatics, e.g. project XPRESS
- Construction, environmental, and process technology
- Intelligent measurement systems and sensor technologies
A minimum of three professors can decide to form a so-called "In-Institute" of the IAF, in order to give a frame to a special research cluster.
The IAF provides professors from all faculties with a suitable environment in all research areas, based on a set of administrative and usage regulations. It supports project initiators in the acquisition of external funds and helps in preparing the applications. Later, the Institut für Angewandte Forschung handles the complete management of the project, thus enabling the project director to focus on the research proper.
For more information, please see the German-language IAF pages.