Doctoral candidates with a degree from a University of Applied Sciences are no longer the exception. Many institutions have undergone a profound change from a pure "teaching programme" to a greater emphasis on applied research. Thus, an environment has developed that enables scientific work and offers good conditions for research. THI positions itself as an exceptionally research-focussed university in the heart of Bavaria. As Universities of Applied Sciences in Bavaria do not have the right to award doctorates, doctorates always take place in collaboration with a university.