science & research

Smart City Hof project: Virtual urban planning by citizens!

Bringing people closer to digitalization and the many opportunities it offers - that is the aim of the Hof district's Smart City model project. The Smart City team is currently working together with Hof University of Applied Sciences on a virtual reality (VR) application. [more]

published: 02.05.2024

Full house at the “Auszeit”: City lecture on bees completely booked out

Around sixty guests and a fully booked student café were recorded by the young gastronomes of Auszeit on April 10 at the first city lecture on the topic of "Bee Democracy". "We are delighted that it was so well received the first time around," says a satisfied Prof. Dr. Valentin Plenk, initiator and Vice President of Hof University of Applied Sciences. [more]

published: 12.04.2024

City lecture series in the city center of Hof: “Age research in focus”

"Factors influencing the development of intelligence and the decline of cognitive abilities in old age" is the title of the second city lecture, which Hof University of Applied Sciences is inviting interested citizens to attend on Wednesday, May 8 at 5.30 p.m. in the city center of Hof, more precisely in the student café "Zur Auszeit". [more]

published: 12.04.2024

City lecture in the student café “Zur Auszeit”: University comes to Hof city center

"Learning from bees - bee democracy" is the first title of the new city lecture that Hof University of Applied Sciences is inviting interested members of the public to attend on April 11 at 5.30 pm in the center of Hof. "Yes, absolutely", Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heym immediately agreed to the idea and will talk about bees. With this series of events, Hof University of Applied Sciences would like to share the secrets of its researchers. The focus can also be on more private topics such as bee research. [more]

published: 25.03.2024

ERNACT regions network gets to know new member region Hof via speed dating

Hof University of Applied Sciences is becoming increasingly international: Now the European regional network ERNACT held its first international management committee meeting in Upper Franconia, its newest member region. During these days, representatives from various European regions had the opportunity to learn more about Hof University of Applied Sciences and the innovation ecosystem in which the university is embedded. [more]

published: 18.03.2024

“iECO” project: Significant steps towards faster construction!

The "iECO" project aims to make private and public construction easier, faster and more efficient in future. This is to be implemented technically on the basis of the GAIA-X infrastructure as an alternative to US providers. Initial successes on a regional basis have now been announced at a meeting of the project partners. [more]

published: 12.03.2024

What does the new Institute for Economic and Organizational Research (iwo) do?

Hof University of Applied Sciences continues to expand its research. Since the end of last year, the Institute for Economic and Organizational Research (iwo) has for the first time given the large business department its own research institute. Prof. Dr. Jens Kirchner talks about the background and tasks of the "iwo" in an interview. [more]

published: 08.03.2024

Inquiry: What exactly is “Open Access” and what are its advantages?

Publishing in open access offers numerous advantages. In addition to worldwide access to research results, open access promotes the visibility of publications, increases the frequency of citations and accelerates scientific progress, as researchers worldwide can access and build on the latest findings. [more]

published: 07.03.2024

With the help of AI: sewer networks are to be managed intelligently

The development of an intelligent management system for sewer networks is the aim of a research project involving Hof University of Applied Sciences. This is to be achieved by using innovative sewer network sensors and incorporating historical weather data and current weather forecasts. [more]

published: 29.02.2024

Two researchers from South America on “Mahlzeit” and German calendar weeks

Germany and Latin American countries are linked by diverse relationships, and growing cooperation in science has been observed for many years. Hof University of Applied Sciences also wants to focus more on Latin America. To this end, President Lehmann recently undertook a trip to five countries: Paraguay, Panama, Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica. However, Hof University of Applied Sciences already has two researchers here - more in the interview: [more]

published: 28.02.2024