Joint Research Projects

The following large-scale joint projects are currently being funded at the University of Siegen:

Collaborative Research Centres / Transregios

The University currently has the following Collaborative Research Centers and Transregios:

Sonderforschungsbereich 1472
Transformationen des Populären
(since 2021, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Niels Werber)

Sonderforschungsbereich / Transregio 257
Phänomenologische Elementarteilchenphysik nach der Higgs-Entdeckung
(since 2019, Speaker : Prof. Kirill Melnikov; Karlsruher Institute of Technology
Co-Speaker: Prof. Michael Krämer; RWTH Aachen
Co- Speaker : Prof. Dr. Thomas Mannel; Universität Siegen)

Sonderforschungsbereich 1187
Medien der Kooperation
(since 2016, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tristan Thielmann)

Completed Collaborative Research Centers

Sonderforschungsbereich / Forschungskolleg 615
Medienumbrüche: Medienkulturen und Medienästhetik zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und im Übergang zum 21. Jahrhundert
(2002 – 2010, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Peter Gendolla)

Sonderforschungsbereich 240
Ästhetik, Pragmatik und Geschichte der Bildschirmmedien
(1986 – 2000, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Helmut Schanze)

Research Training Groups

The following Research Training Groups currently exist at the University:

Graduiertenkolleg 2493
Folgen Sozialer Hilfen
(Since 2020, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bernd Dollinger)

Completed Research Training Groups

Graduiertenkolleg 1769
Locating Media
(2012 – 2021, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tristan Thielmann)

Graduiertenkolleg 1564
Imaging New Modalities. Multimodal Image Acquisition and Analysis for Civil Security Applications
(2009 – 2018, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andreas Kolb)

Research Groups

The following research groups are currently being funded at the University of Siegen:

Forschungsgruppe 5183
Grenzüberschreitende Mobilität und Institutionendynamiken
(Speaker: Prof. Dr. Karin Schittenhelm)

Participation in Research Groups:

FOR 2974: Affective and cognitive mechanisms of specific Internet-use disorders(ACSID)
(Participating: Prof. Dr. Tim Klucken)

FOR 3022: Ultraschallüberwachung von Faser-Metall-Laminaten mit integrierten Sensoren
(Participating: Prof. Dr. Axel von Hehl)

Completed Research Groups:

FOR 1873: Quark Flavour Physics and Effective Field Theories
(2013 – 2019, Sprecher: Prof. Dr. Thomas Mannel)

Priority Programs

Priority Programs coordinated at the University of Siegen

SPP 2416: CodeChi – Chitin, Chitosan und Chito-Oligosaccharide und ihre Interaktion mit Proteinen der extrazellulären Matrix und zellulärer Signalwege
(Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hans Merzendorfer)

Participation in Priority Programs

SPP 2080: Temporally and spatially resolved non intrusive measurement of temperature and species concentration profiles during catalytic production of synthetic methane in open cell foam catalysts
(Participating : Prof. Dr. Thomas Seeger; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krum)

SPP 2314: Microfluidic Active-Feedback THz Biosensor for Direct, Sensitive and Selective Exosome and Virus Detection in Aqueous Environments
( Participating : Prof. Dr. Peter Haring Bolívar; Prof. Dr. Anja Bosserhoff; Prof. Dr. Bhaskar Choubey)

SPP 2256: Variationelle Methoden zur Vorhersage komplexer Phänomene in Strukturen und Materialien der Ingenieurwissenschaften
(Participating: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Weinberg)

SPP 2199: Skalierbare Interaktionsparadigmen für allgegenwärtige Rechnerumgebungen
(Participating : Prof. Dr. Marc Hassenzahl; Prof. Dr. Kristof van Laerhoven)

SPP 2298: Theoretische Grundlagen von Deep Learning
(Participating : Prof. Dr. Michael Möller)

SPP 2196: Perowskit-Halbleiter: Von fundamentalen Eigenschaften zur Anwendung
(Participating : Dr. Robin Ohmann)

SPP 1889: Regional Sea Level Change and Society (SeaLevel)
(Participating : Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jensen)

SPP 2006: Legierungen mit komplexer Zusammensetzung – Hochentropielegierungen (CCA – HEA)
(Participating : Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Christ)

SPP 1857: Elektromagnetische Sensoren für Life Sciences (ESSENCE)
(Participating : Prof. Dr. Peter Haring Bolívar; Dr. Anna Katharina Wigger)

Completed Priority Programs

SPP 1466 Unendliche Lebensdauer für zyklisch beanspruchte Hochleistungswerkstoffe
(2010 – 2019, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Christ)

Federal Projects

MIQRO Skalierbarer Quantencomputer mit Hochfrequenz‐gesteuerten gespeicherten Ionen
Prof. Dr. Christof Wunderlich

ATIQ – Implementierung von Quantenalgorithmen aus Finanzwesen und Chemie auf einem Quantendemonstrator
Prof. Dr. Christof Wunderlich

ATLAS
Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Markus Cristinziani

Faktur – Manufaktur Lehrerbildung Berufskolleg
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Buchmann

AMITIE – Adaptive multimodale in-line Inspektion Faserverstärkter Thermoplaste im Automobilen Leichtbau
Prof. Dr. Peter Haring Bolívar

Sludge2P – Energieautarke Rückgewinnung von Phosphaten durch ganzheitliche Klärschlammverwertung mit integrierter Wasserstoffgewinnung, Teilvorhaben: Errichtung und Betrieb der Vergasunganlage sowie Simulation und Up-Scale der Anlagentechnik
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krumm

State Projects

SmaP – Zentrum für Smart Production Design Siegen
Prof. Dr. Bernd Engel

sustainKMU
Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf

EU-Projects

Horizont Europa

DCitizens
Participant: Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf

Horizon 2020

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

MSCA COFUND: STAR
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Mannel
Project Manager: Dr. Nadine Hoffmann

MSCA ITN: GECKO
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Gunnar Stevens

MSCA ITN: STIMULUS
Participant: Prof. Dr. Holger Schönherr, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jonas

MSCA ITN: MENELAOS NT
Participant : Dr. Andreas Kolb, Prof. Paula López Martínez

MSCA RISE: CID
Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Markus Lohrey, Prof. Dr. Dieter Spreen

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

FET Open: ARIADNE
Participant: Prof. Dr. Charlotte Uetrech

FET Open: POSEIDON
Participant: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jonas

FET Open: WiPlash
Participant: Prof. Dr. Haring Bolívar

Quantum Flagship: MicroQC
Participant: Prof. Dr. Christof Wunderlich

Other Horizon 2020 Projects

FRACTAL
Participant: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roman Obermaisser

e-VITA
Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Volker Wulff, Prof. Dr. Marc Hassenzahl

I.FAST
Participant: Prof. Dr. Xin Jiang

EnTrust
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christian Lahusen

Welcoming Spaces
Participant: Jun.-Prof.’in Dr. Sabine Meier

ARIES
Participant: Prof. Dr. Xin Jiang

ERASMUS+ Key Action 2 (KA2)

For advice and support please contact Dr. Nina Fenn, International Office, Team Welcome Center.

KA 203 – strategische Partnerschaft

InSign
Advancing inclusive education through International Sign
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hubert Roth

IETN
International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training
Participant: Prof. Dr. Ralph Dreher

KAUZ
Werkstatt für Klima, Arbeit und Zukunft
Participant: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Kopp

OEduverse
Enhancing professionalization of European graduate students through open science education, communication and mental health skills training
Participant: Prof. Dr. Madjid Fathi

OSCAR
Online, open learning recommendations and mentoring towards Sustainable research CAReers
Participant: Prof. Dr. Madjid Fathi

CBHE – Capacity Building Higher Education

TRANSFER
eStartup Academy: Building Capabilities for the Future Work
Participant: Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf

IOTRAIN
Master of Engineering in Internet of Things
Participant: Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser

JMO – Jean Monnet Aktion

DOING EUROPE
Doing Europe – Cohesion and Integration in the European Union
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kutzner

KA 226 – Partnership for digital Education

SEEDS
Supporting Learnings and Education on the Fringe of the Digital Sphere
Participant: Prof. Dr. Madjid Fathi

SmL (PNT)
Sharing my Learning (Platform-Network-Toolkit)
Participant: Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek

SkoPS
Empowering the European Workforce Development through Online/Virtual Skills Training for Digital Transformation towards Mitigating the Impact of Pandemic Situations
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser

EUN – European University Network 

ATHENA
Advanced Technology Higher Education Network Alliance
Participant: Prof. Dr-Ing. Hubert Roth

KA 220 – Cooperation Leadership

TechWhiz
The Sign Language Technical Dictionary
Beteiligter: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Roth

Academies Program

The academy program serves to develop, safeguard and present our cultural heritage. It is currently the largest humanities research project in Germany. It is coordinated by the Union of German Academies of Sciences and promotes long-term research in the humanities, but also in basic research in the social sciences. These are the University’s current research projects in the academy program of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts:

Dialektatlas Mittleres Westdeutschland (DMW)
(Since 2016, Speaker: Prof. Dr. Petra M. Vogel)