HFR conducts applied research in the field of forestry, timber manangement and on ecosystem services coming from forests. The consistent focus on practice-oriented, i.e. application-oriented research is an important building block in the overall profile of the university. The number of publications and the amount of research funds raised have been above average for years. The university has also qualified with several professorships for inclusion in the state-wide center for cutting-edge research at universities of applied research in Baden-Württemberg. This underlines and consolidates HFR’s position as one of the most research-active universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg.