Versatile, interdisciplinary and practical – this is the guiding principle for research at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Approximately 200 researchers work on projects in a wide range subjects. Innovation is created by the interaction between science and economics, and it is therefore not surprising that 95 % of all research is in cooperation with external partners. This provides diverse benefits, particular for our students. Our Vice-Rector for Research, Development and Transfer, Prof. Dr. Andrea Kienle believes that students who have worked in such research projects are particularly attractive as potential employees for private and public employers. With easy access to research facilities, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts is a very attractive partner for small and medium-sized businesses in Dortmund and the surrounding region. A network based on mutual exchange means mutual benefits for all concerned.