The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar specialises in four disciplines: Architecture, Art and Design, Civil Engineering, and Media. The university builds on the foundations of the Bauhaus movement to offer an interdisciplinary approach to arts and sciences. Its main aim is to help conceive, create, experiment with, design, and construct future living spaces.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the university prides itself on core concepts specific to Bauhaus: experimentation, creativity, openness, curiosity, and an eye to the world at large. The university’s research efforts reach further than ‘typical’ institutions by combing research, art, and technology. It offers the opportunity to conduct research in fields such as ‘Digital Engineering’, ‘Media and Cultural Studies’, ‘Art, Design, and Media Arts’, ‘City, Architecture, and Environment’ and ‘Materials and Construction’.
The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar stands for new urban concepts that focus on closed matter and energy cycles. In addition, in the field of residential water management, the Bauhaus-Universtität Weimar offers research on waste water drainage and treatment, sampling and analysis of sewage treatment plants, and process development for making use of sewage and faecal sludge.
Additionally, the university maintains close ties to other research institutes such as KNOTEN WEIMAR (the International Transfer Centre Environmental Technology), which specialises in providing sustainable and environmentally-conscious technology and infrastructure development.