As early as 1472 the ducal university in Ingolstadt began teaching. During the following decades it developed into one of the centres of intellectual life in Europe and attracted scholars from France, Spain and the Netherlands. THI continues this tradition by positioning itself nationally and internationally as a leading mobility university, including the CARISSMA research and test centre, the first research building at a university of applied sciences (HAW). THI is shown in the HRK research map with three research priorities, which are reflected in the research institutes. In addition, there are 6 fields of competence as well as an interlocking with two affiliated institutes and the Fraunhofer Application Center, which was founded in 2019. The positioning as one of the strongest research institutes in Germany is strengthened by the appointment of THI as the Bavarian AI Node for mobility. In total, THI currently invests € 20 million p.a. in research, including its own funds, which corresponds to about one third of THI's total budget.