Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI)

The main focus of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) lies in technical and economic programmes. Besides its excellent application-oriented education, THI is characterized by its focus on applied research: It ranks among the top research universities of applied sciences in Germany. Decisive for THI’s profile are the areas of expertise Innovative Mobility, New Energy Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0, Virtual Reality and Aviation. 

The most important research institutes at THI are CARISSMA – the Center of Automotive Research and Integrated Safety Systems and Measurement Area, the Artificial Intelligence Network Ingolstadt (AININ), the Institute of Innovative Mobility (IIMo), the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, the institute of applied sustainability (inas), and the Institute of New Energy Systems (InES). Linked to the regional economic structure, THI positions itself as leading mobility university in Germany.

Aware Center

Concerning our strategy on internationalization, Brazil has been one of the most important partner countries for over ten years now. The German-Brazilian strategic network AWARE (Applied Network on Automotive Research and Education) was funded in 2010 already and has meanwhile been expanded to an application center with Latin America, the AWARE Center. The Latin American network is establishing solid transfer structures between universities and industry partners.  Among the most important Brazilian network partners are the universities Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp), Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Facens and Universidade de Brasília (UnB), companies such as Audi, BMW, Renault and Volvo as well as research institutes as Lactec and Certi. On this basis, we can offer our researchers, teaching staff and students a reliable infrastructure for international research, education and transfer, expanding currently to Argentina and Colombia. Our aim is to expand the network within Bavaria in the future and to support further universities for applied sciences in their efforts to establish cooperation with Latin America.


Anne-Sophie Kopytynski

Managing Director AWARE Center