About the Institute

The Institute for Water and Energy Management is an interdisciplinary laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Hof. It was founded in 2015 as an in-institute. The institute management lies with Prof. Dr. Manuela Wimmer.

Our way of working

Our work is based on the mission statement of the university:

  • Rooted in the companies
  • Internationalization
  • Intelligent use of resources in the field of water and energy efficiency

The iwe focuses on the initiation and implementation of application-oriented research and development projects in the core areas of water and energy and links these with the crosscutting areas of digitization and law. The institute sees itself as an innovative institution, which, in view of current and practice-relevant topics, conducts an efficient dialogue with partners from science and business practice. The pooling of expertise results in an interdisciplinary knowledge transfer, which acts as a key factor for innovative research and development work.
The new laboratory aims to solve current and future challenges of the two directions of water and energy with high quality, scientific, as well as result and implementation-oriented research. In doing so, new fields of teaching, research and services will be tapped and existing skills will continue to be developed and expanded. Close cooperation with national and international companies, research institutes and institutions of higher administrative levels are of great importance.

Our vision

In the future, the focus "Water and Energy" at the University of Applied Sciences Hof will be further research-oriented and in cooperation with companies (regional and national). The aim is to develop new products, processes and services that are characterized by a particularly high level of innovation and can be used directly in cooperating institutions.
This results in practice-related lectures as well as linking topics for lectures and electives with practical research projects. For students we offer positions as a research assistant and cooperation in thesis work.

Here you can download the current flyer of the Institute for Water and Energy Management of the University of Applied Sciences Hof.

About Us


We are committed to sustainable and innovative solutions. Together with our strong partner, the Hochschule Hof, we offer our customers optimal conditions for fast project development and application-oriented implementation.

Further information about the persons at the institute and their contact details can be found here.


Prof. Dr. Manuela Wimmer | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Manuela Wimmer

Head of iwe

Engineering Department
Environmental Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 115
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4580
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4580
E-Mail: manuela.wimmerhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de



Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg