For a large part, our research activities are determined by the handling of scientifically challenging, application-oriented third-funds projects. The spectrum goes from studies for regional contracting bodies to projects with national or federal sponsoring, for example by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology and the German Research Foundation, but also to international projects which are being cofinanced by the European Union. The often inter- and transdisciplinary projects analyze future trends on manufacturing, mobility and energy economy.
More than 200 publications, including journal articles and doctoral theses, have been generated at our institute over the years. Many of these are available online via RWTH Publications or at the library of the Department of Geography.