Professional development at university level

Within the Volkswagen Group Academy, the AutoUni ensures the availability of specialized academic knowledge. Nine institutes work in conjunction with the relevant vocational group academies and partner universities to design development programs for the Group’s experts and top specialists. In addition, a wide variety of professional development formats are designed in order to disseminate the Group’s internal wealth of knowledge as well as that of university professors and business experts, and to generate new academic insights.

The AutoUni cooperates with internationally renowned universities, institutes and research centers on a variety of research projects, dissertations and theses. At the end of 2014, more than 500 doctoral students were engaged in research at the various Volkswagen Group companies in Germany, investigating ambitious, Company-related topics.

The AutoUni also provides advice and support to the Volkswagen Group in identifying suitable academic research and education partners.