Hochschule Düsseldorf -
University of Applied Sciences (HSD)
RESEARCH TOGETHER - TOGETHER TO THE GOAL
Counting approximately 11.000 students (2019), spread across 42 study programs, Hochschule Düsseldorf - University of Applied Sciences (HSD) is one of the largest universities in North-Rhine-Westphalia and is distinguished by practice-oriented teaching and research.
In 2015 the new campus in Derendorf opened its doors. Its state-of-the-art facilities form the foundation for our research and teaching doctrines and unifies all faculties in one central location. The HSD offers a comprehensive range of both bachelor and master programs in the fields of arts, engineering, social sciences and economics. In addition, institutions like In-LUST, ZIES, Electrical Power Systems and many research projects make the HSD an innovative training centre that has established itself by adhering to ecological and economical paradigms in answering present-time research questions with a future-oriented attitude. HSD actively supports students and their projects. One example is the “e-Traxx” student team, which participates in the Formula Student with their own specially developed electric racing car. Constantly observing the current state of technology and research, innovative and sustainable solutions are developed, that are implemented with the students.
Furthermore, a broad network of experts promotes interdisciplinary methods and pass them on to future generations.
Minimal Impact - Maximum Output
A GOOD COMMUNITY FOR THE BEST RESULT
An interdisciplinary Team of Hochschule Düsseldorf – University of Applied Sciences (HSD) participates in the student competition ‘Solar Decathlon Europe 2021 ...goes urban’ as one of 18 international teams to introduce their visions, concepts and products to solve an architectural planning task. Thereby, they have to cope with inner-city build-up and a fitting realization of a 1:1 House Demonstration Unit in Wuppertal in 2021.
HSD’s ‘Team MI-MO’ is facing the competition with the new urban profile with the motto ‘Minimal Impact - Maximum Output’. It means that implemented techniques and concepts have to add value to the location and create maximum benefit with minimal intervention. Four faculties and the Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (In-LUST) are involved in the interdisciplinary team.
Currently about 20 students from the Faculty of Architecture are working on the further development of the design and use concepts for the extension of the Café Ada created last winter semester. The aim is to develop one concept that addresses the ten disciplines of the solar decathlon (e.g. Architecture, Sustainability, House Functioning, Comfort and Energy Performance, Affordability & Viability, Innovation and Urban Mobility) and transports these via integrated design. Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies have studied the clientele of the Mirke district and contribute their thoughts to the planning of the apartments. Members of the Faculties of Mechanical and Process Engineering as well as Electrical Engineering and Information Technology develop strategies for energy supply and load management.
Supported by students of the newly added Faculty of Media, the team prepares the concepts and transfers them to public relations, via its website, as well as Facebook and Instagram.
For HSD, the nomination for participation is both a first big ‘stage win’ but also a proof of the well-functioning interdisciplinary collaboration of the faculties and between teachers and students.