Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Developing sustainable solutions to the societal challenges of today and tomorrow. This is the goal of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), northern Germany’s leading applied sciences university when it comes to reflective practice. Our central focus is the excellence of our teaching and our degree courses. Simultaneously, HAW Hamburg is continuing to develop its profile as a research university. People from more than 100 countries help make HAW Hamburg what it is, and our diversity is our particular strength.
Ulmenliet 20, 21033 Hamburg


The Faculty of Life Sciences offers several Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, some of which are taught in English.

  • Biotechnology (Bachelor)
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Master)
  • Health Sciences (Bachelor & Master)
  • Public Health (Master)
  • Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor & Master)
  • Hazard Control (Bachelor)
  • Rescue Engineering (bachelor)
  • European Master Medical Technology and Healthcare Business (Master)
  • Nutrition and Home Economics (Bachelor)
  • Food Science (Master)
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Societal and individual issues related to health and nutrition are reflected within HAW Hamburg’s research programme of the same name.
The projects in the Health and Nutrition research programme include the prevention of anxiety disorders at school, the production and characterisation of virus-like particles as a vaccine for dengue fever, and the investigation of the suitability of turkeys with alternative origins for an organic husbandry system.

The Competence Center for Health (CCG) aims to improve access to key health-related services and goods and thus to ensure more equality in the provision of healthcare.

Research groups

Biomedical Systems and Networks in Therapy and Diagnosis:
This research group does not focus simply on technology. The emphasis is on the applications of technology, the benefits for those involved, and the healthcare-policy considerations. In addition to the necessary technical competence, the research projects also require expertise in socio-economic and ethical evaluation. The group’s experience in evaluating health-related technologies and in the assessment of technology within the healthcare system (so-called health technology assessment) is incorporated in and beneficial to its work.

Food Science:
This group addresses economic issues in private households, institutional kitchens, and similar companies. The topics include the development of new foods and meals, taste sensory evaluation in production and marketing, the consequences of food choices, and the disposal of excess products and waste.l.

Public Health:
The Public Health research group supplements the classical medical view of the healthcare system with population- and systems-related analysis and management approaches. It takes into account the growing social importance of this area and the simultaneous and increasing scarcity of funding available for it.

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