Research & Development

The focus of the UAS for Health Professions Upper Austria is to ensure high standards of education, practice and research in the area of health care professions. The guiding principle of research and development is targeted on people’s health and quality of life.

The University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria and its R&D Focus

Innovative projects in the defined subject areas, assisting technologies as well as health promotion and prevention provide considerable contributions in addressing the current and future challenges facing society. Furthermore R&D projects are implemented, which pick up further trends at the interface between health- and research as well as innovation policies.

It is for this reason that the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria implements high quality R&D projects – both in cooperation with its partners as well as independently, whereby the R&D is characterized in particular through its inter-professional and interdisciplinary approach.

The University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria as a competent R&D-Partner

The University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria and its employees – a competent and attractive partner, both in terms of their expertise and organization – work on the implementation of R&D projects.

The University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria has had a close connection to the hospitals for many years thanks to its long-standing and close partnership with practitioners and sustainable co-operations in the field of teaching and practice. This provides the ideal basis for the extension of this cooperation into the field of R&D. As a partner for social insurance agencies, non-profit-organisations and various institutions in the health-, education and social fields, not to mention the professional associations, interest representatives and companies in the different sectors, the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria practises application-oriented research. Answering questions arising from practice is a crucial point in these co-operations.

The University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria and its R&D-Expertise

In close cooperation with these practice partners new knowledge is transferred into practice. The inclusion of students in the R&D projects also guarantees the close connection between practice, teaching and research and contributes to the regional, national and international positioning of the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria.

Thanks to its specific expertise and perspectives the health professions make considerable contributions to the fields of care- and evaluation research, to the effectiveness of healthcare services, to health promotion and prevention and to the reduction of health inequalities.

Last update: 9. June 2016