Research Initiative of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate

The Research Initiative (FI) of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, established in 2008 and funded by the Ministry of Science and Health, is a central strategic instrument of RPTU for the development of its research profile. On the one hand, it funds profile areas, meaning internationally established, interdisciplinary research areas in which internationally visible working groups concentrate on a research topic characteristic for the universities resarch profile. On the other hand, potential areas are funded in which scientists from different departments work together on an interdisciplinary basis for a limited period of time in order to develop new research topics.

Initiatives at RPTU during the funding period 2019-2023:

Profile Areas of the FI

AME – Advanced Materials Engineering


including the following subprojects

BioComp – Complex Data Analysis in Life Sciences and Biotechnology

OPTIMAS – Center for Optics and Materials Sciences

Priority Areas of the FI

Affect regulation: processes, interventions and development in clinical and non-clinical populations - ARPID

Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Cognition and Learning

Baustelle der Zukunft – Automatisierung und Digitalisierung

MathApp – Mathematics applied to real-world challenges

NanoKat – Nanostrukturierte Katalysatoren - Systeme für den Rohstoffwandel

SymbTools – Symbolic Tools in Mathematics and their Application

ZNT – Center for Commercial Vehicle Technology

University Priority Areas

Center for Ethics and the Digital Society (CEDIS)

Neurocognitve Development across Livespan (NCode)

Region and City

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