Guiding Principles for Research

Since its founding in 1997, the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol has stood for pronounced practical relevance and lived-out internationality, which is reinforced through excellence in applied research and continuous further development.


We have been recognized nationally and internationally for our application-oriented research as we take on an active role in the development of innovative research fields that sustainable improve coexistence among humans and thereby contribute to consistent knowledge expansion in industry, society and science. We achieve this by training young people with an aptitude for learning and innovation skills as well as by addressing significant economic and social challenges.

We regard diversity amongst university members as an opportunity for establishing excellence in interdisciplinary research and create framework conditions that promote cooperation within this diversity. We are committed to research integrity by aligning ourselves with basic ethical research values and standards as defined in the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of ALLEA.


We utilize our potential for scientific research skills together with regional, national and international partners from industry, society and science. We also provide personal and professional further development opportunities for our employees and shape the university’s profile through innovative research and development projects while also contributing to the attainment of highly valuable qualifications.

Values & Principles

Knowledge & Transfer

We emphasize channeling our research results into teaching practices. Our research services are made available to the public and the university community for the purpose of providing an exchange of experience and knowledge between researchers, practitioners and teaching staff.

Openness & Diversity

We lay claim to being an organization that recognizes different perspectives within the context of defined research focal points with respect to topics, theories and methods while taking ethical standards into account.

Trust & Reliability

We are reliable partners for our research partners, students and research colleagues and cultivate an appreciative culture of dialog.

Identification & Community

Our research-relevant teaching as well as our practical and scientific performance and dedication exhibited in professional associations and societies contribute to the integration of students and employees within the university and scientific community.