Open Access strategy

Our researchers regularly present their achievements in journals, mass media or exhibitions and fairs, allowing the public a clear and transparent view of research at HSZG. We have adopted an Open Access strategy in 2018 to support and promote this approach.

Third Mission

Teaching students and conducting research are known to be HSZG’s core missions. However, modern universities are making an increasingly important contribution towards society and community life. This phenomenon is often referred to as “third mission”, and we have been successfully striving to fulfil it through a variety of activities.

Our three academic missions, closely linked to one another, are key to success: teaching benefits from research findings, as these guarantee that curricula are up-to-date. Research in turn benefits from academic staff that has enjoyed a sound and profound education.


HSZG has long been pursuing an approach of successful cooperation with enterprises, economic alliances, municipalities, associations or external research institutions. For us, cooperation and collaboration are not reduced to working on specific research projects. They include guidance and mentoring for practical experience reports or graduate theses, and the organization of work placements or guest lectures given by representatives from politics, society and industry.

We look back on a long history of successful cooperation with companies, economic alliances, municipalities, registered associations and research institutions.

Our cooperation partners