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Key Profiles

With regard to research, the University of Vechta focuses on innovative and forward-looking key areas, giving it a distinct profile. The university is divided into three faculties. With around 60 professorships, 170 research assistants and almost 200 doctoral candidates, it is firmly established in the region as an important scientific centre.

Research Institutes and Centers

At the moment, research at the University of Vechta is mainly shown in the six main research areas, in which the approximately 20 represented disciplines / subjects from three faculties are involved in different forms. This structure favors scientific and interdisciplinary work.

Research Information

Research Information is available in the annual Research Reports and in the Research Magazine VECtor.

Academic Qualifying

All universities are tasked with promoting up-and-coming scientists and artists. The University of Vechta is entitled to award PhD doctorates and habilitations in about 20 disciplines. It also offers attractive research conditions for young academics. The University of Vechta offers scholarships for PhD projects, financed by the University itself and by third parties. It promotes networking by establishing doctoral research groups and structured doctoral programmes.

Knowledge Transfer

An important task of every university is to put research results into practice in companies, schools, authorities and institutions. For this reason, promoting the transfer of knowledge and technology and encouraging university business start-ups is also a distinct task of the Transfer Office at the University of Vechta which is also part of the Research Development and Knowledge Transfer staff unit. It is a member of the Technology Transfer Offices of the Universities of Lower Saxony. The University runs the ScienceShop Vechta/Cloppenburg to support community based research and to close the gap between science and society.


The Research Development and Knowledge Transfer Staff Unit offers Information about Research, Cooperations, Academic Qualifying, Admission for Doctorate and Transfer at University of Vechta.