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"Mensch in Bewegung" project


“Mensch in Bewegung” is a joint project of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) and the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI). In January 2018, the two educational institutions have launched their joint project, which is funded by the “Innovative Hochschule” program until the end of 2022. The aim of the project “Mensch in Bewegung”, which stands for ‘the human in motion’, is to promote exchange of knowledge between science, politics, the industry and civil society.


Project aim

In the 21st century, we have to deal with urgent challenges such as climate change, the digitalization of our private and professional lives and social inequality. In times like these, universities have to contribute their fair share to positive change by introducing innovative ideas. The KU and the THI will tackle this challenge over the five years of the project period and beyond.

What are new ideas for mobility? How can our region 10 develop in a sustainable way? How can we integrate digital transformation into our private and professional lives? And how can social engagement help in solving the challenges of our time? These questions are in the center of attention in the project.

Thanks to its technical and business specialization, the THI has close links to the regional industry and economy. The KU mainly adds social and sustainable aspects due to its focus on the humanities.

The “Mensch in Bewegung” project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In the context of the funding initiative “Innovative Hochschule”, the German government and federal states support educational and scientific institutions which have committed themselves to making an impact for and on society in addition to their research and teaching practice. This commitment is referred to as the “Third Mission” in science and academia.

The joint project “Mensch in Bewegung” offers both institutions the opportunity of combining their strengths and complementing each other in order to create an impact and induce change for the region. Both the KU and the THI have the aim of promoting exchange of knowledge (transfer) between science, politics, the industry and civil society. The funding provided by the German government and federal states helps the universities in embracing their social responsibility and engaging in fruitful collaboration. The project partners develop technical and social innovations which contribute to maintaining and safeguarding the high living standards and prosperity in the region.




If you have any questions about the project or if you would like to get in touch, please contact  mensch-in-bewegung(at) or get in touch with the respectively responsible project team member directly.