Founded in 1977, the steadily expanding University of Applied Sciences Kempten (or Kempten University for short) is the only public university in the Allgäu region to offer academic courses in engineering sciences, business and tourism, IT and multimedia, as well as social sciences and health. It sees itself as a cosmopolitan institution offering practical, interdisciplinary university education with an international and forward-looking focus. It attaches great importance to high-quality, practice-oriented teaching, applied research and development as well as knowledge and technology transfer. A wide range of cooperative ventures with companies provide the foundation for its application-focused study program.
Currently some 5,800 students are enrolled in 25 degree courses. The university employs around 130 professors and 200 lecturers, plus approximately another 180 non-academic staff working in administration, faculties and laboratories. There are furthermore 60 scientific researchers of the university’s research center “Forschungszentrum Allgäu” (FZA). They are working in various research projects.
The campus features modern lecture halls, laboratories, a library and student canteen. Extensive cooperation with industry partners are the basis for an application orientated and modern academic education. Partnerships with around 80 universities worldwide enable students to complete part of their studies abroad. There are several double degree programs too.
In the project IREN2 the University of Applied Sciences Kempten is represented by the Institute of Electrical Power Systems (IEES). The institute is managed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. H. Biechl.
The IEES is focused on application orientated research in the field of electrical power systems under consideration of complete systems, i.e. the interaction of single components. The institute considers itself as a research and consulting partner in this subject area.
The scope of the research concerns energy storage systems, electrical drive systems and electrical grids. Examples are battery-supplied electrical vehicles, renewable energy sources as well as micro-grids with power electronic devices. The analysis consists of mathematical models, simulation and optimization of systems and measurements in the laboratory as well as in practical application. The institute has a laboratory with modern and comprehensive equipment for research in the field of electrical power systems and for applied battery research. Currently 10 scientists as well as 5 master students are working at IEES.
Project contact person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Helmuth Biechl
Phone: +49 (831) 2523 – 253
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For further information see: www.hochschule-kempten.de