HAW Hamburg is a founding member of Hamburg Aviation

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) offers a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes and about 2/3 of our students pursue a degree in engineering, many with a focus on aviation. Here, aircraft studies have a 75-year long history and a passion for flying is at the heart of many of our research and teaching activities.

Our faculty members have worked in industry before joining the university and our teaching provides students with practical insights into their fields of study through projects, lab work, internships and theses in industry. 

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences is one of the founding members of the Hamburg Aviation cluster and is tightly connected to the Hamburg Centre of Aviation Training-Lab (HCAT+) as well as the Centre of Applied Aerospace Research (Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung, ZAL). The Competence Center New Flying (CCNF), founded in 2008, is part of one of the main areas of research at HAW Hamburg, namely “Mobility and Transport”. HAW Hamburg offers innovative engineering study programmes (BA, MA and vocational trainings) to maintain and secure Hamburg’s position as one of the leading centres in aeronautics worldwide.


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Hamburg - The place for aviation now even stronger through cooperation between research and education

Prof. Jörn Biedermann from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) receives professorship at the Department of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering at...


Student team uses new 3D printing process to manufacture UAVs

The team Neues Fliegen e.V. reduces manufacturing time of UAVs by 30%-50% using adapted 3D printing process.


HAW Hamburg - Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

HAW Hamburg - Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
HAW Hamburg - Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Monika Bessenrodt-Weberpals
Vizepräsidentin für Studium und Lehre sowie Gleichstellung, Vorstandsmitglied Luftfahrtcluster Hamburg Aviation (HAV) und Hamburg Centre of Aviation Training-Lab (HCAT+)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Netzel
Vizepräsident für Forschung, Transfer und Internationales, Vorstandsmitglied Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung (ZAL)

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