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Research partnerships

Innovation based on research and development. Audi’s academic cooperation activities aim to promote the dialogue between the academic world and industry as well as promoting young academic talent. Through cooperation with academic institutions, AUDI AG combines scientific theory and modern research with business practice, thus ensuring the transfer of groundbreaking ideas to the company.



Academic Cooperation
85045 Ingolstadt

Scientific theory and business practice

Audi’s university partnerships focus on two factors: technology and people. The areas of expertise in the technical field range from development through to production. The focal points in the humanities, social and economic sciences include personnel and management as well as procurement, marketing and sales.

At present, over 130 postgraduates are working towards their doctorate in research projects funded by Audi. Each project benefits from an interdisciplinary network as well as in-depth support from the faculty and the specialist department. Based at a location close to Audi – e.g. in the SE centres – university staff can work at the company and in their own institutes.

Audi’s university partnerships are not restricted to purely scientific work. Under the motto “University hands-on”, Audi also promotes effective knowledge transfer for school students and interested members of the general public.