The guiding theme of the research projects of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering (IWA) in recent years is the impact of climate change on various sub-disciplines of hydraulic engineering, with a focus on flood protection and port construction. Since its foundation, the IWA's research projects have almost always been carried out in cooperation with engineering offices, companies and/or authorities, which ensures a close link between research and engineering/construction practice in the sense of the technology transfer characteristic of the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Based on the thematic focus, there is close networking of the IWA with the research cluster Region im Wandel.
The laboratories of the Department of Construction and Environment are at the centre of your studies in seminars and practical exercises. The technical equipment of the laboratories and facilities offers optimal working conditions for your study projects. The laboratories of the department and institutes include both large-area laboratories for larger practical courses and smaller laboratories in which laboratory practicals, student research projects and thesis work can be carried out.